Oxygen-Ozone Therapy: CT -Guided Intraforaminal and Periganglionic Infiltration. Personal Case Series and Literature Review
G. Venza, A. Marrone

Summary

We present our findings in a series of 275 patients with clinical features of low back pain complicated by sciatica caused by hernia-induced nerve root compression and treated by intraforaminal and/or periganglionic infiltration of an O2-O3 gas mixture between January 2004 and February 2005. We then reviewed major literature reports to compare our findings. Although our experience is limited, our results are in agreement with the latest series published with treatment success rates exceeding 80%. We propose CT-guided intraforaminal oxygen-ozone therapy as a valid alternative to surgery for herniated disc and the prime method of conservative management.

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