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Effectiveness of Ozone Diskectomy in MRI Staging 1–2 and 3–4 of Prolapse Intervertebral Disk in Terms of Pain and Functional Improvement: A Comparative Study

Amit K Mallik, Deepak Kumar, Sanjay K Pandey, Sanyal Kumar, Deependra K Rai, Shikha

Keywords : Lumbar diskectomy, Pain, Prolapse intervertebral disk, Visual analog scale

Citation Information : Mallik AK, Kumar D, Pandey SK, Kumar S, Rai DK, S. Effectiveness of Ozone Diskectomy in MRI Staging 1–2 and 3–4 of Prolapse Intervertebral Disk in Terms of Pain and Functional Improvement: A Comparative Study. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2020; 31 (4):86-89.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10066-0095

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 17-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2020; The Author(s).


Aim and objective: The study aimed to see the efficacy of ozone diskectomy as a minimally invasive treatment option for MRI staging 1–2 and 3–4 in prolapse intervertebral disk (PIVD) in improving physical function and reducing pain. Materials and methods: Setting: PMR Department, AIIMS, Patna. Study design: Prospective comparative study. Study period: One year from December 2017 to November 2018. Study population: Patients of low back pain attending PMR OPD with the diagnosis of PIVD at L4–L5, L5–S1, and fulfilling the inclusion criteria. Outcome measures: Improvement in pain and function by using a visual analog scale (VAS) and Oswestry disability index (ODI), respectively. Results: Functional status of group I (MRI stages 1–2) was significantly improved on Oswestry low back pain disability score and pain intensity on VAS score with a p value < 0.0001. Conclusion: Ozone diskectomy is a more effective treatment option for PIVD with MRI stages 1–2 in comparison to stages 3–4.

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