There is a long and growing list of alternative medical options to choose from, including ozone. Here is my experience using ozone therapy for pain.
I Thought I Was Going In For Stem Cell Therapy
Ozone treatments are available in many states, but I’d never heard of it until I popped down to Mexico to discuss stem cell therapy for chronic pain caused by old sports injuries. With the injuries being over 20 years old, and worsening each year, I thought stem cells were my only option—but my doctor suggested ozone.
How Many Treatments
There are a variety of ways to administer ozone, for a variety of health benefits. To treat pain in my ankle, hip, and back I had a series of quick injections (multiple in each area) 2 times a week, for a total of 5 visits. As a full-time writer, I mentioned that I have arthritis and overuse pain and inflammation in my forearm, wrist, and hand—so we worked on that too.
Did It Work?
Overall, ozone worked for me. My ankle, back, and typing-related pain rapidly improved, but my worst injury, my hip took a bit longer to feel the results—and included working with a chiropractor who specializes in sports injury and myofascial release. My daily level of pain has gone from high to low or medium. Since I still type a lot it is likely that I’ll have to continue periodic injections in my forearm, wrist, and hands.
Ozone can also be used to boost immunity, stimulate the production of white blood cells, destroy bacteria, eliminate toxins, and more.