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Ozone Therapy – Hollywood, FL

Harness the Healing Power of Ozone

When you think of ozone, the first thing that comes to mind might be our planet’s atmosphere. In reality, though, this gas does much more than protect the earth from the sun’s harmful rays. It has a number of powerful applications in medicine. Here at the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics, we are proud to offer ozone therapy in Hollywood, FL, to help our patients find relief from musculoskeletal conditions. Read on below to learn more about this natural and effective treatment.

Why Choose the Institute for Non-Surgical Orthopedics for Ozone Therapy?

  • Stimulate Your Body to Heal Itself
  • Low-Risk Treatment
  • Precise Injections

What Is Ozone Therapy?

Diagram comparing O2 and the O3 used in ozone therapy in Hollywood, FL

The oxygen that humans breathe in is 02; it consists of two oxygen atoms bonded together. Ozone is also called O3, meaning that each molecule contains three oxygen atoms. Humans should not inhale it because it can be toxic. However, when it is utilized as part of a non-surgical orthopedic treatment regimen, it can provide some remarkable benefits.

Ozone is extremely reactive. When its atoms break apart, they instigate a reaction in nearby tissues, which in turn stimulates healing, promotes pain relief, and offers other advantages.

Benefits of Ozone Therapy

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Research indicates that ozone therapy has the potential to:

  • Encourage your body’s stem cells to move to the treatment area, where they can work to promote healing
  • Reduce painful joint inflammation
  • Kill harmful invasive molecules, such as fungi, bacteria, and viruses
  • Lead to higher levels of NAD+ in the body (NAD+ is important in the functioning of the body’s mitochondria)
  • Help the body deal with autoimmune disorders
  • Reduce pain and discomfort caused by fibromyalgia
  • Enhance tissue oxygenation

Almost as remarkable as its ability to help the body function its best is the fact that ozone therapy is a very low-risk treatment. When it is administered properly, it is highly unlikely to cause adverse side effects. Plus, because it is just oxygen atoms, allergic reactions to it are virtually nonexistent.

How Does Ozone Therapy Work?

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If you think that ozone therapy might be beneficial for you, schedule a consultation with our team. After we learn about your circumstances and the specific challenges that you are facing, we will determine whether ozone therapy is a fit for your unique situation.

If we believe that ozone therapy could be an effective part of your regenerative medicine treatment plan, we will educate you about the road ahead. Most patients must attend several ozone therapy sessions before they notice optimum results.

Generally speaking, the ozone is injected strategically into (or near) the parts of the body that are most in need of healing. It is often mixed with oxygen before it is administered intramuscularly. In other cases, it is combined with a patient’s own blood before it is given via an intravenous injection.

Would you like to learn more about ozone therapy and how it may be able to help you lead a healthier, happier life? Contact us today to ask questions or schedule a consultation.

Ozone Therapy FAQs

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Our Hollywood, FL, orthopedic team is ready to help you experience the benefits of ozone therapy firsthand. Before you book your consultation, though, you may want to learn more. After all, ozone therapy is not an extremely common treatment, so you may be unfamiliar with the nuances of how it works. To help you understand the road ahead, we have compiled the following list of frequently asked questions, along with succinct answers. If your questions are not touched on here, please reach out to us directly. We will be pleased to speak with you!

What Conditions Can Ozone Therapy Be Used to Treat?

Ozone therapy is often useful for a number of musculoskeletal conditions, including:

  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Carpel tunnel syndrome
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Various sports injuries
  • Back pain
  • Sciatica
  • And more!

If you would like to find out if ozone is suitable for your unique situation, book a consultation with our team. We will thoroughly evaluate your case before we design a custom treatment plan to help you feel as well as possible.

Is There a Difference Between Ozone Therapy and Prolozone?

You might sometimes hear “ozone therapy” and “Prolozone” used interchangeably. The truth is, though, that these two treatments are different. Ozone therapy involves the use of ozone mixed with oxygen. On its own, ozone is a powerful healing agent.

Prolozone combines ozone therapy with proliferation therapy (prolotherapy). Prolotherapy involves the use of a minor irritant, usually a type of sugar, which gets injected at the site of damaged tissue. The irritation does not cause any real harm, but it does let your body know that something is wrong. It therefore sends healing and growth factors to the area. In Prolozone treatment, ozone is used alongside prolotherapy in order to produce optimum results.

Is Ozone Therapy Expensive?

Ozone therapy is cost-effective because it requires no hospital stay and the appointments are short. During your consultation, we can discuss the costs associated with your unique treatment plan.

Health insurance does not typically cover ozone therapy because it has not yet been widely accepted by the conventional medical community. Hopefully, that will change in the coming years as more and more practitioners become aware of its value.

Does Ozone Therapy Cause Any Side Effects?

When it is properly administered, ozone therapy is very unlikely to cause any severe side effects. After all, it is just oxygen. However, if it is accidentally inhaled, it can cause unpleasant symptoms, such as coughing, burning of the eyes, nausea, and other temporary issues.

Additionally, some patients experience a flu-like reaction (called a Herxheimer reaction) to ozone treatment. This is not technically considered a side effect because it is part of the human body’s natural healing process.

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