Intradiscal OzoneTherapy Unit - Marbella

Medical UnitThe Medical Unit was set up in the city of Marbella, Spain, in 2001 as a less aggressive alternative to the traditional surgical procedure being currently used for the treatment of Herniated Discs.

The Unit is lead by Doctors Mariano Corzo and Alberto Pascual, Traumatology and Orthopedic Surgeons in Marbella.

Its primary concern is the treatment of Herniated Discs, intervertebral injuries that affect the discs that separate the vertebras. Due to age, accidents, etc, the discs shift off their usual place and exert pressure on the nearby nerves that run along the spinal cord.

If not treated, Herniated Discs can lead to medullar degeneration affecting primary motor, sensory and reflex functions in the the patient and render her/him unable to work or even perform basic daily activities such as walking or writing.

Backaches are the most common cause for visits to the specialist doctor. An estimated 8 out of 10 of the population will suffer from some kind of spine releated disease. Many will opt for highly aggressive surgical procedures which have a long-term rate of success lower than 80%. Conventional surgery uses general anesthesia, produces a great loss of blood and compromise the future stability of the spinal column.

Intradiscal injection CervicalUsing Ozone-therapy, 98% of all treated patients have achieved positive results. Because Ozone has no adverse effects on human metabolism if administered correctly, the patient has greater possibilities of a complete recovery.

The intervention takes place with local anesthesia or sedation, and produces very little discomfort to the patient. It is generally accessible to hernias located at different levels of the spinal cord (cervical, dorsal and lumbar).

Intradiscal Ozone-Therapy can not be administered to patients with some rare conditions (hypertiroidism y fabism). In some cases, there have been reports of headaches and muscle stiffness, that dissappeared within a few days.

It is important to follow the recommendations por the postoperative period.
Click here to read our recommendations for postoperative convalescence.

Intradiscal Ozone-Therapy can not be used on cases of disc calcification or espondilolistesis Grade II or superior. Hernias with general anular fissuring and tearing will not always benefit with the use of applied ozone.

The interventions of the Unidad de Ozono-terapia Intradiscal take place at the Hospital of the City of Marbella in Malaga (Spain) under the strictest sanitary conditions and according to the following procedures:

  • Preoperative study according to protocols of the Hospital
  • Anesthesia Service
  • Control T. V.
  • Intradiscal injection at the hernia's levels
    (Cervical, Dorsal, Lumbar)
  • Prophylaxis Antibiotic and Antithrombotic

As a rule, the patient must check in the Hospital two hours before the intervention and remain at least an hour under observation afterwards.

The intervention takes about half an hour and must be repeated seven days after the first application.


Click here to request a medical appointment at the Unidad de Ozonoterapia Intradiscal

At all times the patient is informed about the intervention's procedure
in compliance with Spanish Health Legislation (Ley Española de Sanidad - art. 10.4)
(Click to see Spanish copy of the original document).

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