Emerald Coast Pain Services


Intradiscal Ozone


There have been over fifty studies on the usage of ozone gas in the human discs and we have performed this in over 6000 patients to date. The procedure is done as with any discogram and a small needle is inserted into the affected discs. The Ozone gas works like hydrogen peroxide to shrink the disc. The procedure seems to be most effective when the disc is bulging to mildly herniated. Antibiotics are injected into the disc along with some hyaluronidase to aid in the shrinking of the disc. Relief usually occurs within 3 to 4 weeks. Although studies suggest success rates as high as 90%, we believe this works around 50% of the time but when it does, the effects are profound and surgery is avoided. Below are links to research on the ozone injections.