Clinical and imaging selection for CT guided - fluoroscopy 0203 disk treatment

J Biol Regul Homeost Agents. 2020 Jul-Aug;34(4 Suppl. 1):15-19. SPECIAL ISSUE: OZONE THERAPY.


Low Back Pain (LBP) is the most common spine disease and it is the most common cause of absence from work in developed countries. At lumbar level, the natural history of herniated disc is characterized by a disappearance of clinical symptoms in up to 60% with conservative treatment through simple rest for about 6 weeks and reduction of the disk heniation revealed by CT or MR scans within eight to nine months after the onset of back pain. Surgery is considered the treatment of choice for extruded, migrated and free fragment herniated disk associated to clinical symptomatology of cono-cauda syndrome, progressive foot droop and hyperalgic radiculopathy. patients with a small or contained herniated disk, without any benefit from conservative medical treatment, can be candidates for one of minimally invasive percutaneous techniques, whose outcome, though, depends on the characteristics of hernia itself and on the chosen technique. The aim of this paper is to discuss about O2-O3 treatment for symptomatic not extruded herniated disk at lumbar level, highlighting about indication inclusion exclusion criteria and our results.

Keywords: Low Back Pain; O2-O3 treatment; herniated disk; minimally invasive percutaneous techniques; radiculopathy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fluoroscopy
  • Humans
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement* / diagnostic imaging
  • Intervertebral Disc Displacement* / surgery
  • Low Back Pain / diagnostic imaging
  • Low Back Pain / etiology
  • Low Back Pain / therapy
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / diagnostic imaging
  • Lumbar Vertebrae / surgery
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed
  • Treatment Outcome