Treating Contained Disc Herniations
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. If they underwent surgery, it could take weeks or months to recover, causing a major disruption in their daily lives.
With Disc-FX, this is not the case. Disc-FX provides an option for those people who have failed conservative care, and are not yet ready for major surgery. It is a minimal access procedure performed on an out-patient basis. The patient will go home the same day as the procedure with only a small bandage on their back. Following manual removal of the offending herniation, the patented Disc-FX device is activated to help clean the disc and seal tears in the annulus. As a result, pressure in the disc is reduced, which eases symptoms.
Facts about Contained Disc Herniations:
- 90% of low back pain is caused by pinched or irritated nerve in the back
- There are 15 million office visits for low back pain each year
- Low back pain is the most prevalent cause for people under 45 to visit their physician
Who is a Candidate for the Procedure?
Patients with symptomatic, contained lumbar disc herniations that have not responded to conservative treatment, may experience relief from the use of Disc-FX. Typical signs of a contained lumbar disc herniation is lower back pain or pain radiating down the leg accompanied by some lower back pain. Disc-FX® may not be beneficial for advanced degenerative disc disease or spinal fractures. At Comprehensive Pain Management, we will evaluate and determine if you are a candidate for Disc-FX.
Disc-FX System Overview
The Disc-FX System is an innovative, minimal access spine system designed to efficiently access the damaged disc without injury to surrounding disc anatomy. Disc-FX permits multiple treatment options compared to other ‘single treatment’ devices in the marketplace. In addition to manual decompression, Disc-FX can help to clean the disc and seal tears in the annulus.
For more information on Disc FX contact Comprehensive Pain Management in South Kingstown, RI.