Updated Review on Ozone Therapy in Pain Medicine

Front Physiol. 2022 Feb 23:13:840623. doi: 10.3389/fphys.2022.840623. eCollection 2022.


The use of medical ozone in the treatment of chronic pain is progressively expanding in Spain and today it is used both in public and private medical centers. However, there is a great lack of knowledge about this technology not only in primary care but also in medical specialties. Although its biochemical bases are well determined and there are various systematic reviews and meta-analyses in the literature that justify its use in pain medicine, some professionals still are prejudiced against it. The evidence level of using medical ozone according SIGN (Scotish Intercollegiate Guideline Network) criteria is similar or superior to most of the techniques used in a Pain Unit. In this paper, we have done a review on ozone therapy in pain medicine, compiling the evidence published about it.

Keywords: chronic pain; medical ozone; ozone injections; ozone therapy; pain medicine.

Publication types

  • Review