Prolozone – An Effective Treatment for Bulging Disc Pain
A bulging disc in the neck occurs when a disc in the upper, or cervical, spine is damaged and weakened to the point that it protrudes outward.
This protrusion is caused by continual pressure from the surrounding vertebrae pressing down on the disc in between the vertebrae and causing it to expand beyond the normal parameters of the spine. A bulging disc often develops as a result of continual motion slowly deteriorating the joints between the vertebrae and wearing down the discs in the spine. This is especially true in the cervical spine (neck) because the vertebrae and discs are responsible for supporting the head and allowing movement and pivoting to the head and neck. This continual movement can cause the vertebrae to wear down and a bulging disc to develop over time.
While some bulging discs go unnoticed, others may result in severe and debilitating symptoms. If the spinal cord or a nearby nerve root is compressed by bulging disc material, uncomfortable symptoms can arise in various areas of the body. Nerve root compression symptoms can include pain, numbness, and tingling or “pins-and-needles” sensations that are typically localized in the neck, chest, arms and hands.
There are a variety of regenerative medicine treatments that are effective in treating bulging discs in the neck. Current research on Prolozone (oxygen-ozone) therapy shows that 65% to 80% of patients have reduced herniated disc symptoms after the treatment. In addition to the success patients experience few complications with oxygen-ozone therapy.
Oxygen-ozone gas is given via an injection into the herniated disc. A needle delivers the treatment directly to the disc, and it reduces the volume within the disc. When your disc volume is reduced, the pressure on nerves is also reduced. This, in turn, lowers the amount of pain you feel.
At RMI, our doctors have performed thousands of these procedures with great success. Call to schedule a consultation – you will be surprised at how it will change your life!