Used in medical practice for more than 150 years, ozone therapy can decrease pain and inflammation associated with chronic pain and injuries. At New Jersey Regenerative Institute, the orthopedic team offers ozone therapy and other minimally invasive, nonsurgical solutions to manage and eliminate chronic pain and degenerative conditions. Located in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey, the team provides personalized care and detailed treatment strategies to help you recover. Learn more by scheduling a visit online or by phone now.
Ozone therapy is a form of alternative medicine that uses ozone — a gas containing three oxygen molecules — to disinfect and limit the spread of bacteria, viruses, fungi, yeast, and protozoa as well as treatment of chronic injuries. Ozone exists is small quantities in the atmosphere and is created by processes between ultraviolet radiation from the sun and oxygen from the environment.
For more than 150 years, ozone therapy has been studied and used for medical purposes. At New Jersey Regenerative Institute, the team uses the highest quality ozone therapy available, called Prolozone®, which has high safety and effectiveness ratings. It can be administered through injections, as a topical agent, through insufflation — meaning blowing into or on the rectum, nose, and ears — and combined with platelet rich plasma and other blood-based therapies.
Ozone therapy is used to disinfect and treat various infectious diseases and improve oxygenation throughout the body. It does this by improving the body’s intake and use of oxygen, since ozone is easily absorbed by the body. Once absorbed by the body, the oxygen molecules stimulate your immune system to begin the natural healing process in infected or injured tissues.
Since ozone therapy can be administered in many ways, it works directly on the tissues in which it comes in contact, either through direct contact on your skin or via your bloodstream. During the injection procedure, the team uses ultrasound imaging to guide treatment to the correct location needed for healing. After the injection, you may feel mild soreness or tingling at the injection site for one day. You can typically return to your normal activities the next day.
Ozone therapy has shown the following benefits in clinical trials:
Since ozone therapy has global effects, you may find that treatment can decrease your pain while also improving your overall sense of well-being.
Depending on your condition, the team may recommend ozone therapy or another treatment. Conditions that can benefit from ozone therapy include:
Find out if ozone therapy is right for you by scheduling a consultation and exam at New Jersey Regenerative Institute. Call or book online now to set up your visit.