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Clinical and imaging selection criteria treating lumbar disc herniations by oxygen-ozone therapy, corticosteroid and local anaesthetic.


Radicular lumbar back pain is an important public health problem not already provided with a unequivocal treatment approach. Medical and physical therapies represent the first solution, however when these are not successful, the second therapeutic step is still controversial and mini-invasive treatment may play an important role. In these cases oxygen-ozone therapy has been proved to be a very safe and effective option that is widely used with different modalities.
This paper, by reviewing oxygen-ozone therapy literature data, aims to propose an effective procedural technique and to clarify patient’s selection criteria; furthermore complications and follow-up management are also considered.


lumbar pain; herniated disk; oxygen-ozone therapy; fluoro- and CT-guidance; selection criteria

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