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Old 07-23-2016, 07:11 PM
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Hi, I don't think that there are any exclusions so long as the disc is the cause. No, insurance will not pay but I'm going to file an appeal. Cost was around $2400
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Old 07-23-2016, 07:33 PM
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On second thought. In this study there were exclusions.

Exclusion criteria for oxygen-ozone therapy were neuroradiologic evidence of disk prolapse or free fragments of herniated disk, and major neurologic deficit correlated to disk disease. In these cases, the patients underwent surgical treatment

Minimally Invasive Oxygen-Ozone Therapy for Lumbar Disk Herniation
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Old 07-29-2016, 01:03 PM
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Update. One week out and I'm not seeing any improvement in my pain level.
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Old 08-04-2016, 05:19 PM
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I guess it's been a few weeks now? I saw your last update with no improvement one week out and was just wondering if you've noticed any improvement thus far? I'm hopeful your reply will be yes though knowing spine related things am just hopeful not expectant.

Best wishes still John for some relief

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Old 08-05-2016, 12:23 AM
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Thanks for the well wishes Maria. I may be seeing improvement, hard to say because I usually have up and down days. Nothing miraculous for sure. In theory, healing takes a while so I still have hope but it's fading.
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Sorry to hear you aren't feeling improvement yet, but thank you for sharing your experience with all of us. I happened to read this article recently, my take from it was that the healing phase may take several months but 75% of people experienced improvement.

Five and Ten Year Follow-up on Intradiscal Ozone Injection for Disc Herniation | International Journal of Spine Surgery

Best wishes for your improvement! Kes
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Thanks Kes.

Another week has passed. Had a good amount of leg pain this week but less today. Sometimes I wonder if the increase in pain is like a rebound effect to healing, if that's possible. Probably just wishful thinking. I also stretched out my hip so that may have helped to relieve some pain.
Report back in a week.
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Old 08-16-2016, 03:29 AM
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To see if there's been any improvement of late. Perhaps you'll be giving a few more weeks to a few months to see if there is noticeable relief. I'm still hoping it does help even if it takes a while!
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Hi,
I'm not doing well at all. I'm getting worse. Leg pain has increased, which may be getting worse from doing McKenzie back extensions, don't know yet. But the ozone injection should have improved my condition by now.
Going back to Doctor on Monday.
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Old 08-17-2016, 07:33 PM
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Bummer. What one does not want to feel as most of us with pain issues know all too well. I hope your doctor can do something for you to ease the pain a bit. I've forgotten what McKenzie back extensions are though just the word extension bothers me .. I'll google it as it's familiar enough to me to know I've done them in the past.

I went to our little local gym a few weeks back and did some leg adductions/abductions with no weight just for range of motion. Was Ok the following day but the day after that had groin pain and lower back pain so haven't done them again. I also bought a little "thigh abductor" deal at KMart and used it sort of overhead using my hands/arms to work some upper arm musculature. What it did was make my neck and thoracic spine hurt.

So back to just walking. Seems like anything I do with my arms aggravates my neck and t-spine and anything I do with my legs aggravates my low back (other than walking which sometimes aggravates my posterior tibial tendonitis in my feet)!

Now sorry for the departure from your pain into my stuff which thankfully has been quite manageable of late as long as I'm just "growing older gracefully" (not doing anything too physical or aggravating).

Will hope to hear the doc has something up his or her sleeve to help you out on Monday.

take care John~
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