Ozone therapy is an experimental treatment that involves injections of ozone gas to combat chronic pain or disease. This process uses oxygen gas in its unstable O3 form, rather than its more stable O2 form that we breathe for the treatment of medical conditions. Medical-grade Ozone is then injected into the connective tissue around a joint using a technique developed and pioneered by Dr. Frank Shallenberger, M.D. to help restore the damaged area. Due to ozone gas properties, it does not need to be injected directly into the joint to be effective and will automatically be drawn towards sites of inflammation or injury once inside of the body.
At this time, it is not standard therapy for any medical use, but it has been studied as a non-surgical alternative for a wide variety of musculoskeletal and joint conditions. These trials include but are not limited to chronic neck pain, back pain caused by the spine, rotator cuff injuries, arthritic hips and knees, degenerated discs, as well as shoulder and elbow pain. For more information on the uses of Ozone Therapy, click here.