This prospective, open-label clinical study was carried out to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of intramuscular paravertebral injections of an oxygen–ozone (O2–O3) mixture in patients with cervicobrachial pain. We enrolled 540 subjects affected by cervicobrachial pain referred to the Ozone Therapy Ambulatory at the Mater Domini Hospital of Catanzaro (Italy) and to the Center of Pain in Taurianova (Reggio Calabria, Italy). All the subjects (n = 540) completed the treatment and the follow-up visits. The subjects received a mean of 11 cervical intramuscular treatments with an O2–O3 mixture (5 mL) with an O3 concentration of 10 μg/mL bis a week. The improvement of pain was measured by a change in the mean of the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score from baseline to the end of treatment and during follow-ups. Patient satisfaction was assessed at the end of treatment using the SF-36 Questionnaire. The development of adverse drug reactions was recorded. The mean (±standard deviation) VAS pain score at baseline, at the end of treatment, and during follow-ups showed a significant reduction in pain over time (p < 0.001). All the patients who were enrolled (n: 540) were pain-free after one year. According to the pain distribution, all subjects showed a significant reduction in pain over time in each group (p < 0.05). No significant differences were observed with respect to sex or age. No adverse events were observed during the study. In conclusion, we documented that the intramuscular injection of an O2–O3 mixture is an effective and safe treatment option for patients with cervicobrachial pain.

Oxygen–Ozone Therapy in Cervicobrachial Pain: A Real-Life Experience

Rania V.;Casarella A.;Vocca C.;Palleria C.;Citraro R.;De Sarro G.;Gallelli L.
2023-01-01

Abstract

This prospective, open-label clinical study was carried out to evaluate both the efficacy and safety of intramuscular paravertebral injections of an oxygen–ozone (O2–O3) mixture in patients with cervicobrachial pain. We enrolled 540 subjects affected by cervicobrachial pain referred to the Ozone Therapy Ambulatory at the Mater Domini Hospital of Catanzaro (Italy) and to the Center of Pain in Taurianova (Reggio Calabria, Italy). All the subjects (n = 540) completed the treatment and the follow-up visits. The subjects received a mean of 11 cervical intramuscular treatments with an O2–O3 mixture (5 mL) with an O3 concentration of 10 μg/mL bis a week. The improvement of pain was measured by a change in the mean of the Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score from baseline to the end of treatment and during follow-ups. Patient satisfaction was assessed at the end of treatment using the SF-36 Questionnaire. The development of adverse drug reactions was recorded. The mean (±standard deviation) VAS pain score at baseline, at the end of treatment, and during follow-ups showed a significant reduction in pain over time (p < 0.001). All the patients who were enrolled (n: 540) were pain-free after one year. According to the pain distribution, all subjects showed a significant reduction in pain over time in each group (p < 0.05). No significant differences were observed with respect to sex or age. No adverse events were observed during the study. In conclusion, we documented that the intramuscular injection of an O2–O3 mixture is an effective and safe treatment option for patients with cervicobrachial pain.
2023
cervicobrachial pain
efficacy
intramuscular
oxygen–ozone (O
2
–O
3
) therapy
safety
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