IOT Therapy (Bone Marrow Decompression)
Intraosseous Restorative Therapy
Intraosseous bone marrow decompression therapy( IOT) is a groundbreaking technique for improvement of health of arthritic joints and spinal conditions. The use of Injections of various solutions for rehydration and infection therapy have been used in the United States for decades. IOT is based on Russian research that has been ongoing since the 1970s, and revealed that inflammation of the bone marrow of the subchondral bone causes increased pressure and congestion of channels that allow for delivery of oxygen, nutrients, and growth factors to the cartilage. This congestion both causes pain in the joint and promotes degeneration of the cartilage. Intraosseous restorative therapy alleviates this congestion and allows nutrients, oxygen, and growth factors to again reach the cartilage and promote healing.
These two images show a microscopic cross-section of cartilage and its adjacent subchondral bone marrow in healthy (Figure B) and arthritic (Figure G) joints. In the figures, bone marrow is shown in blue, while the blood delivery channels are shown in red and white. Note the significant difference in the volume and quality of the cartilage and the blood delivery channels between the healthy and arthritic joints.
- The bony surface is easily anesthetized by a local injection of lidocaine
- A thin needle is then inserted through the bony cortex into the bone marrow
- Small amount of marrow blood is aspirated and mixed with ozone and anti-inflammatory solutions.
- The bone marrow mixture is then injected back into the bone marrow.
- After repeating this several times, there is typically a significant reduction of pressure and resistance, at which point an infusion of ozonated normal saline is performed for further reduction of congestion and inflammation.
- Reduces pain and pressure in the spinal column often felt with prolonged standing or sitting.
- Improves circulation to the spinal discs and joints.
- Reduces pressure and pain in arthritic joints.
- Improves circulation to the cartilage of the joints
Intraosseous injections and infusions are safe and effective. They are routinely used in emergency medicine for fast access to the body in life-saving situations.
What to know before you go
- Safe and effective technique that has been extensively studied and used in Russia for over 30 years
- Used for reduction of pain in the spine and joints
- Used for improvement of circulation of joint cartilage and spinal discs
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