Disc FX

What is Disc FX? How does it work?

This is a minimally invasive procedure that allows your physician to access a contained disc herniation, remove tissue then seal the disc to prevent future discomfort. It is a single incision out-patient procedure that can be done with local anesthetic.

Benefits from Disc FX

Disc FX allows targeted access to the problem area, and is a relatively quick procedure with less risk of infection than surgery. Being a minimal access procedure this means earlier return to daily activities for most patients.

When will I see results?

Pain and pressure should be relieved immediately, although some discomfort may be felt in the days following this procedure.

Process

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After sterilization of the area and local anesthetics are given, your physician will use guiding equipment to place a special Disc FX needle that also works as a channel. After puncturing the troubled disc, deteriorating tissue is removed and a radiofrequency probe inserted, which seals the disc to help prevent future herniations. Lastly pathological nerves towards the back of the disc are also treated with radiofrequency. The needle is then removed and a small bandage applied.

Risk Factors

There is a risk of complication with any medical procedure. Take time to discuss treatment options and any questions you may have with your physician, before agreeing with a procedure.