Comprehensive Pain Management
(Formally known as Franklin Pain and Wellness and Warwick Pain)

Attleboro, MA(508) 236-8333
Franklin, MA(508) 507-8818
South Kingstown, RI (401) 234-9677
Warwick, RI(401) 352-0007

Franklin, MA • (508) 507-8818
Warwick, RI • (401) 352-0007
South Kingstown, RI • (401) 234-9677

Franklin Pain and Wellness Center

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A new innovative procedure for Back Pain due to Herniated Disc

- Friday, May 23, 2014

A new innovative procedure for Back Pain due to Herniated Disc

Disc Anatomy and Contained Disc Herniations

The spine is composed of a series of bones called the vertebrae. Each of these bones is connected by a disc, made of a tough outer layer, called the annulus, and a gel-like center called the nucleus. If the annulus of the disc is damaged by injury or weakened by age, a portion of the outer layer can give way to pressure causing the gel-like nucleus to either bulge or leak out. This may also be referred to as a herniated disc. A herniated disc can press on the nerves and cause pain, numbness, tingling or weakness in the back and/or leg.


About Disc-FX®

In the past, patients with contained disc herniations have been treated with conservative care including rest, medications, injections and/or physical therapy. Unfortunately, this does not always provide relief. In the past, people who did not respond to conservative care were forced to live with the symptoms or consider major spine surgery. Today, there is a new solution called The Disc-FX® System. This is an innovative, minimal access spine system designed to efficiently access the damaged disc without injury to surrounding disc anatomy. It is a minimal access procedure performed on an out-patient basis whereby the patient will go home the same day of the procedure with only a small bandage on their back. Disc-FX® is performed using x-ray guidance to accurately place the Disc-FX® System into the disc. The patented Disc-FX® device is then inserted into the center of the disc where tissue is precisely treated and/or removed. As a result, disc pressure is reduced, which eases symptoms.

    Potential Benefits of the Procedure:

  • Out-patient procedure
  • Smaller skin incision than traditional surgery
  • Short procedure time
  • Multiple treatment options
  • Local anesthetic
  • Targeted access to damaged (diseased) area
  • Treat multiple disc levels
  • Quick relief of symptoms
  • Earlier return to normal activities
  • Minimal tissue damage
  • Preserves all additional surgical options, should they be needed.

For more information about The Disc-FX® System, contact Franklin Pain and Wellness Center.