Oxygen-ozone therapy and transforaminal injection for herniated lumbar disc
Oxygen-ozone therapy is a non surgical treatment for lumbar disc herniation. The procedure involves injecting a small quantity of a pure oxygen/ozone mixture into the nucleus of the herniated disc. The mixture dehydrates the herniated nucleus causing the prolapse to reduce in size thus relieving the pressure on the nerve root.
The transforaminal injection targets and treats the compressed and inflamed nerve root. Local anaesthetic and anti-inflammatory steroids are injected around the nerve root to relieve pain and to reduce inflammation and swelling.
Performed under local anaesthesia with light intravenous sedation