Sent: February, 21st 2003 4:42 pm
I started having physical problems in 1998, when I was diagnosed with a herniated lumbar (L4-L5). Since then I have suffered from sciatica in an almost continuous. Being a professional athlete in volleyball, I have experienced almost all therapeutic remedies "conventional", ie all forms of pain therapy commonly used. After a series important accumulated over the last few years, it has become increasingly common intention not to resort to surgical procedures (including those in microsurgery) removal of the nucleus pulposus, being very frequent relapses over the years postoperative. This all the more so in an athlete who lends his body to extreme stress. The same trend occurs with regard to the intradiscal ozone therapy: here it may cause problems to the functionality of the spine.
In my experience, at least for my type of disease, the best results are obtained with the help of non-invasive therapies and with the absence of contraindications. Specifically, the combination of osteopathic treatment and oxygen-ozone, led me to almost completely reduce the symptoms.
And 'well, however, specify that both require very qualified people, having attended many operators on specific knowledge resulting in modest if not a little remarkable results. Oxygen-ozone therapy is a very interesting therapeutic approach to the disease, and it would be valuable to know how it works, what mechanisms active. In my opinion, its main strength lies in the non-toxicity, it is not a drug and has no analgesic function. Because of these characteristics, it will always just "pushed" by the pharmaceutical companies that have no chance of gain on its spread. And that is why I offer this small contribution so that we can know more.
Italian Team Volleyball