When back pain occurs (lumbar, dorsal or cervical), the most common cause most patients think is herniated disc. But that is not always the case.
Many times it is just serious muscle contractions, caused by an incorrect posture during the day.
In other cases, it happens that a scar left by a surgical intervention or by an accident, or even a dental problem, may give rise to disturbances in the functioning of the muscular-skeletal system (by altering the signal transmitted to the brain by the receptors in these areas).
All these are situations where a discopathy or spondylosis renders difficult the diagnosis, while the patient’s problem is simpler.
As a colleague neurosurgeon, who also practices ozonotherapy, once said: "back pain + ozone = no pain".
Ozone therapy specialists have been validating over the last 40 years a complementary method of treatment, whereby the quality of life of the patient increases significantly, and drug treatment effect it much quicker.
We talk about intramuscular infiltrations with ozone, parallel to the spine, in the area affected by hernia or spondylosis. Infiltrations with ozone are not painful!
Though it stings a little when injected, ozone has significant painkiller effects on nerve endings in the targeted area. To combat pain, the main mode of administration is the injection of tender points and trigger points.
These are bundles of muscle and nerve fibers that generate painful signals in specific areas. Sometimes the pain is generated around them, sometimes at a distance.
There are some painful / sensitive points that most people have, but they can also occur as a result of acute trauma or micro traumatism produced repeatedly over a long period of time.