OxyFile #504

Oxygen Ozone and Colocynthis-Cimifuga Treatment in Slipped Disc

L. Cursio, G.Menaldo.

Unite Research of Global Medicine, I. P. O .G., Turin, Italy.

Low back  pain presents nowadays a very serious socio-economic 
problem. It seems that at least once in life, 65 % of people, 
taken randomly from the total population, complains of serious low 
back, which may be further complicated into leg pain (schialgia). 
For this study we considered hernia of the spinal column located 
in L4-L5, L5-S1, because this sites represent 90 % of all back 
bone hernias. Patients complain of a variety of symptoms: some 
having only a slight back ache in the lumbar region, others 
refering symptoms of serious pain, which extended to the leg, 
sometimes complicated by a loss of feelings sensation 
(paraesthesia) and hipotonic muscles. This study comprised 73 
patients. We used mixture of oxygen-ozone and colocynthis-
cimicifuga injected intramuscularly around the vertebra. The 
mixture of 20 mL of oxygen-ozone was injected into four sites with 
4 mL (total) of colocynthis-cimicifuga near vertebra l4-l5 and l5-
s1, bilaterally. The pain felt after the injection, lasted only a 
few minutes, no side effect or complication was referred. In 57 
patients pain totally disappeared and all symptoms and muscles 
tone returned to normal. In 16 patients the pain improved and 
symptoms were reduced, but non completely suppressed. We can say 
that despite 20 % of failure, 80 % of our patients was 
enthusiastic about the outcome, considering the small effort 
required of them. 

Source: 2nd International Symposium on Ozone Applications
        Havana, Cuba - Mach 24-26, 1997.