Intraforaminal Ozone Therapy and Particular Side Effects: All that Glitters arent Gold
Journal of Pain & Relief
Low back pain syndrome is often due to postural disorders, nerve root syndrome, osteoporosis, myofascial pain syndrome, fibromyalgia, vertebral fractures, osteomyelitis, sacroiliitis, cauda equina syndrome and tumors. In some cases the reason for the pain remains unknown, and consequently the therapy cannot be specific, so the therapeutic approach is often only symptomatic and not etiologic. There are pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies such as spinal manipulation, exercise
... on, exercise therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy, massage and acupuncture. In case of treatment failure the patients resort to surgical treatment, but many interventional techniques, not included in the previous APS/ACP guideline, are also available for LBP treatment. Unfortunately, these therapies can be applied incorrectly, with a consequent therapeutic inefficacy or even serious side effects. In the study "Intraforaminal ozone therapy and particular side effects: preliminary results and early warning" the side effects of the ozone therapy by the intraforaminal approach and the intraforaminal steroid injections (16 applications in an 8-week period: standard therapy) were compared. In this case, such a number of infiltrations represent an indication outside of the correct protocol.