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  • ravinder
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    Dear Sir,
    My wife is having lot of pain in her lower back for the last many years.
    The pain can be termed as 9/10. Recent MRI LUMBOSACRAL SPINE shows Findings as
    Disc desiccation seen as reduced T2W signal intensity and reduced height of D11 vertebral body noted centrally-appear degenerative change.
    Curvature of LS spine is straightened..
    IMPRESSION: Lumbar spondylosis with disc degeneration and end plate changes at L4-5 along with reduced disc height and posterior disc bulge indenting thecal sac and nerve roots.
    A spine specialist here in india has advised Ozone therapy for the treatment. I have no knowledge of the same whether it can be useful or shall have side effects. Kindl advise the best course of treatment for this.
    Thanks
    Ravinder Jain

    Donald Corenman, MD, DC
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    Long term lower back pain is typically generated by the degeneration of the disc. End plate changes lead to a diagnosis of isolated disc resorption, a condition where the disc no longer can absorb impact and the stress is subsequently transferred to the endplate. The endplate then develops painful small fractures.

    Ozone therapy is not a treatment I recommend. Ozone is oxygen in the O3 state (not the normal O2 state). In the O3 state, oxygen is highly reactive and will oxidize any tissue it comes in contact with. Also, injecting gas, even in solution into tissues can lead to embolism.

    Dr. Corenman

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