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Use of medical ozone in fail back surgery syndrome: a systematic review.


The safety and efficacy of ozone injections in the spine for lumbar disc herniation has been proved in two systematic reviews with one metaanalysis. Many other papers with lower evidence level were published before encouraging its use for this pathology and other degenerative spinal diseases.
Fail back surgery syndrome (FBSS) is a terrible situation with no clear treatment option presently. Some authors have dared to use ozone injections in these patients, based on its antiinflammatory action and its highly save portfolio. Due to the great disability and dramatic situation of FBSS patients, a systematic review is mandatory in order to clarify the potential role of ozone in this pathology.


ozone therapy; fail back surgery syndrome; FBSS

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