I am just updating on how my condition is evolved.http://www.spine-health.com/forum/neck-pain-cervical/hi-im-humberto
It has been three weeks since I had the ozone injection. Generally I've been ok. Some days I feel discomfort in my neck specially if I sit for a long time. Sometimes I feel like a needle in my wrist. It is not really painful, but the sensation is there.
I went back to do the elliptical yesterday, and today I am feeling very well. It doesn't hurt but I know the weakness is still there, I know that if I am not careful it can be bad again. I really think the elliptical helps a lot.
The doctor told me that my hernia is big, and I may need another injection in two or three months. I will worry about it when the time comes.
I've read in several forums that some studies say that there is no difference between people who had the fusion and people who didn't after 5 years. But I can't find any good references, to verify the claim and to understand what it means to me.
The acquaintance that also took the ozone injection is doing ok. He had two days of very intense pain some days after the injection. The pain seems to be caused by releasing the pressure in the nerve. But after that he is feeling much better and he is very happy. He is about 60 and unlike me he had been suffering for many years.