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. Those who did not respond to this conservative care were forced to live with the symptoms or consider major spine surgery which caused a major disruption in their daily lives.
Disc-FX®, is a better, non-invasive way to treat disc herniations. Disc-FX® provides an option for those people who have failed conservative care, and are not yet ready for major surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure performed on an out-patient basis. In fact, on the same day of the procedure the patient goes home with only a small bandage on their back. Disc-FX® is performed using x-ray guidance. The Disc-FX® device is 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.
Who is a Candidate?
Patients with symptomatic, contained lumbar disc herniations that have not responded to conservative treatment are candidates for Disc FX. The typical signs of a contained lumbar disc herniation is lower back pain or pain radiating down the leg along with some lower back pain. Disc-FX may not be beneficial for advanced degenerative disc disease or spinal fractures. The doctors at Franklin Pain and Wellness Center will evaluate and determine if you are a candidate for the Disc-FX procedure.
Potential Benefits of the Disc-FX Procedure:
- Minimally Invasive Procedure
- Minor Skin Incision
- Rapid Procedure
- Multiple Treatment Options
- Local Anesthetic
- Target Access to Damaged (Diseased) Area
- Treat Multiple Disc Levels
- Early Anticipated Return to Normal Activities
For more information on Disc FX procedure treatment for herniated discs, contact Franklin Pain and Wellness Center.