Protruding or prolapsed discs can put pressure on the nerve roots in the spine. This can cause severe, deep back pain. Disc-FX endoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure for treating pain caused by the disc.
Key Facts of DISC-FX Surgery
- Indication: Painful spinal disc protrusion
- Strategy: A small tube is inserted into the affected disc.
- Inpatient treatment: 30 minutes
- Rehabilitation treatment: 14 days outpatient rehabilitation
- Time before showering: 1 day after surgery
The Disc-FX technique is a percutaneous endoscopic nucleoplasty. That means the surgery is performed without surgical incision. A surgical cannula in inserted through the skin into the surgical site on the disc. The procedure is performed endoscopically using a small camera.
The position of the needle is monitored by x-ray. Following the procedure the surgical site can be without sutures. With this procedure, scarring near the spine is minimal. Preventing scarring is one of the primary advantages of endoscopic spinal surgery. Compared to open micro-surgeries, endoscopic spine procedure can be considered gentle.
Disc-FX presents a new development in the area of minimally invasive spine surgeries. There are many advantages of Disc-FX for severe, deep back pain.
- Minimally invasive without scarring.
- Easy healing of the wound.
- No surgical sutures, which means no taking stitches out.
- Versatile for disc protrusion, disc prolapse and denervation.
- Zero or little surgical pain following the procedure.
- No inpatient rehabilitation required.
- Local anesthesia is an option.
- Several discs can be treated in one session.
For more information on Disc-FX, contact the Franklin Pain and Wellness Center.