December 7th, 2011

Experimental treatment may help relieve back pain

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An experimental treatment that involves spinal injections of ozone gas and steroids relieved pain in over two-thirds of 327 people with back problems related to a herniated disc… Jeffrey Peterson, MD, professor of radiology at the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., says the technique is promising. "We're already using similar procedures for steroid injections," says Peterson, who moderated the session at which the findings were presented. "What's different here is the medical ozone."

WEB MD,  by Charlene Laino,

Additional coverage: CBS News

Tags: Jeffrey Peterson, MD, Radiology

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