Monday, November 4, 2019

Steroid Injections: Bad Medicine

 It is completely possible that the ozone injections are really H3O3 injections rather than H2O2 which is a gas and difficult to work with, or should be.

What is now key is that all forms of steroid injection therapies actually worsen the situation.  Do not ever use the proffered steroid therapy because I am sure most practitioners will remain oblivious.

Snake oil will be safer..

Steroid Injections: Bad Medicine 

Dr B's Holistic Medicine

Oct 26 2019 20

In medical school, I was trained to inject steroids into arthritic joints. The steroids did provide some relief from arthritic pain. I was taught that three injections per joint were safe and would cause no harm.

Well, chalk that up to being taught another wrong thing in medical school.

A study in the October 15, 2019 edition of Radiology looked at data from over 450 patients who received intra-articular steroid injections for osteoarthritis at Boston University. The researchers found steroid joint injections speed up arthritis and worsen joint destruction.

“We are now seeing these {steroid} injections can be very harmful to the joints with serious complications such as osteonecrosis, subchondral insufficiency fracture, and rapid progressive osteoarthritis,” the lead author of the study reported. (1)

The first-line conventional treatment for osteoarthritis is the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Guess what? NSAIDs also worsen osteoarthritis and cause other health issues like kidney failure and gastrointestinal bleeding. The second-line treatment, for well over 30 years, has been steroid injections.

What a mess!!

I cringe at the steroid injections I gave my patients. For those patients, you have my sincerest apologies. I did not know any better, but I should have.

This study was not a randomized, prospective study. Therefore, it cannot be conclusively stated that intra-articular steroid injections caused the problems I mentioned above. However, knowing how steroids work, it does not take an advanced degree to predict that injecting steroids into an arthritic joint will worsen arthritis as well as cause other serious problems.

Should you ever get an intra-articular steroid injection? No! There are safer options out there. I and my partners have been using ozone injections to successfully treat arthritis for years. Ozone is more effective and safer than steroid injections. Ozone is an optimal choice for treating a painful, arthritic joint.

 [  this is unexpected and I did not know this, considering my long held interest in ozone itself.   We also need to investigate the effects of H3O3 as well as it can be used to rapidly repair open woulds and severe burns. - arclein ]

Below is a picture of an 80-year-old female’s arthritic knee on the left. You can see bone-on bone arthritis on the left side of the joint.  The patient was recommended to have a knee replacement. After three ozone shots (3 weeks later), the patient claimed that all her arthritic symptoms were gone. The follow-up X-ray (right) shows increased joint space in the knee.  I have seen numerous patients who have improved their arthritic condition with the help of intra-articular ozone injections.  At the Center for Holistic Medicine, all the practitioners are trained on how to use ozone injections to help arthritic joints.

More information about ozone can be found in my book, Ozone: The Miracle Therapy.

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