Discseel Procedure in Irving, TX

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Because our patients routinely travel from around the world for the Discseel® Procedure, we’ve refined our treatment plan, which benefits all our patients. Its essentially 4 steps in one visit: Consultation; The Discseel® Procedure; Recovery; and return to your active lifestyle.

Get A Consultation

In your face-to-face consultation, you'll have the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with your Discseel® Physician, where you can share information about your previous medical tests, procedures, injections, and any past surgical experiences. The physician will conduct a thorough examination, and you'll have ample time to pose any questions or concerns you may have. This is a valuable opportunity to obtain comprehensive responses to queries that may have previously gone unanswered by other medical professionals. When your symptoms start affecting your daily life or sleep, it's a sign that it's time to seek assistance.

Get A Consultation

In your face-to-face consultation, you'll have the chance to have a one-on-one conversation with your Discseel® Physician, where you can share information about your previous medical tests, procedures, injections, and any past surgical experiences. The physician will conduct a thorough examination, and you'll have ample time to pose any questions or concerns you may have. This is a valuable opportunity to obtain comprehensive responses to queries that may have previously gone unanswered by other medical professionals. When your symptoms start affecting your daily life or sleep, it's a sign that it's time to seek assistance.

Have An Annulogram Performed

The annulogram is a non-invasive test that can detect subtle tears in your discs, which may not be identifiable through MRI or discography. We carefully assess each disc in the affected area to pinpoint even the most inconspicuous disc tears. This proactive approach allows us to address small tears before they potentially develop into larger herniations or cause degeneration. The annulogram is an essential component of the Discseel® Procedure. During the annulogram, a mixture of X-ray contrast and a mild antibiotic is injected into the outer annulus fibrosus of your disc to locate subtle disc tears. Following this, Fibrin is introduced into each tear to promptly seal the disc. Over the subsequent months, the Fibrin aids in the growth of disc tissue, ultimately sealing and healing previously torn discs.

Have An Annulogram Performed

The annulogram is a non-invasive test that can detect subtle tears in your discs, which may not be identifiable through MRI or discography. We carefully assess each disc in the affected area to pinpoint even the most inconspicuous disc tears. This proactive approach allows us to address small tears before they potentially develop into larger herniations or cause degeneration. The annulogram is an essential component of the Discseel® Procedure. During the annulogram, a mixture of X-ray contrast and a mild antibiotic is injected into the outer annulus fibrosus of your disc to locate subtle disc tears. Following this, Fibrin is introduced into each tear to promptly seal the disc. Over the subsequent months, the Fibrin aids in the growth of disc tissue, ultimately sealing and healing previously torn discs.

Receive Treatment

The Discseel® Procedure typically lasts around 40 minutes and is conducted in an outpatient setting. You will have the option to receive mild sedation for your comfort. During the procedure, your physician utilizes X-ray fluoroscopy to inject a contrast solution mixed with an antibiotic into each disc within the targeted region, precisely identifying any disc tears. Subsequently, using X-ray fluoroscopy, the two components required for Fibrin production (prothrombin and fibrinogen) are simultaneously introduced into the tears of your annulus fibrosus, resulting in the creation of Fibrin within the disc. This process effectively seals your torn and damaged discs. It’s important to note that Fibrin is an FDA-approved biological substance with various applications in the human body, and in the context of the disc, its use is considered an accepted, off-label application of an FDA-approved biologic (similar to how steroids are used in epidural injections). Over the ensuing months, the Fibrin not only seals the disc tears but also encourages tissue growth, ultimately leading to the sealing and healing of the discs.

Receive Treatment

The Discseel® Procedure typically lasts around 40 minutes and is conducted in an outpatient setting. You will have the option to receive mild sedation for your comfort. During the procedure, your physician utilizes X-ray fluoroscopy to inject a contrast solution mixed with an antibiotic into each disc within the targeted region, precisely identifying any disc tears. Subsequently, using X-ray fluoroscopy, the two components required for Fibrin production (prothrombin and fibrinogen) are simultaneously introduced into the tears of your annulus fibrosus, resulting in the creation of Fibrin within the disc. This process effectively seals your torn and damaged discs. It’s important to note that Fibrin is an FDA-approved biological substance with various applications in the human body, and in the context of the disc, its use is considered an accepted, off-label application of an FDA-approved biologic (similar to how steroids are used in epidural injections). Over the ensuing months, the Fibrin not only seals the disc tears but also encourages tissue growth, ultimately leading to the sealing and healing of the discs.

Up And Moving Within 24 Hours

After your Discseel® Procedure, you will spend approximately 30 minutes in the recovery area. It’s common for most individuals to encounter temporary changes in their symptoms before experiencing improvement. We recommend that you engage in gentle walking with assistance on the following day and gradually increase your activity level as your tolerance allows. You can gradually raise your activity in 10% increments until you reach 100% of your desired activity level. It’s essential to understand that the majority of people typically start to feel relief between 3 to 6 months after the procedure because the healing process of our discs is gradual.

Up And Moving Within 24 Hours

After your Discseel® Procedure, you will spend approximately 30 minutes in the recovery area. It’s common for most individuals to encounter temporary changes in their symptoms before experiencing improvement. We recommend that you engage in gentle walking with assistance on the following day and gradually increase your activity level as your tolerance allows. You can gradually raise your activity in 10% increments until you reach 100% of your desired activity level. It’s essential to understand that the majority of people typically start to feel relief between 3 to 6 months after the procedure because the healing process of our discs is gradual.

Surgical Versus Non Surgical Solution

Spine treated with microscopic needles in the Discseel®  Procedure
Spine treated with screws and pods that are used in spinal fusion surgery

Chronic Low Back Pain

Low back pain doesn’t need to dominate your life, because the Discseel® Procedure is available. Fibrin is superior to stem cells in the disc, because natural Fibrin first seals disc tears, and then heals those torn discs. Stem cells can’t yet do this.

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Of Discseel® Procedure Patients Report An Improvement And A Reduction In Overall Pain2
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Of Patients Who Previously Had A Failed Spinal Surgery Get Relief From A Spinal Fusion3

How Discseel® Procedure Treats Low Back Symptoms

The Discseel® Procedure is a revolutionary, minimally-invasive procedure to treat chronic back pain resulting from damaged or torn spinal discs. An FDA-approved, 100% natural biologic called Fibrin is injected into the disc, which seals the tears and stimulates the body to begin healing. The Discseel® Procedure is a true alternative to a spinal fusion.

Every seasoned spine surgeon, without exception, has encountered patients who showed no improvement or even worsened after undergoing spine surgery. While there have been success stories, it was the numerous cases deemed as “failures” that drove Dr. Robert Grossman to undertake a critical reevaluation of the long-established spine treatment approach. Some traditional or “old school” surgeons still hold reservations about the relatively recent and proven paradigm that acknowledges the significance of torn and leaky discs. Torn discs can be responsible for symptoms that were once attributed to “nerve pinching” or other “mechanical causes.” Nerve compression only exacerbates pain when it occurs in conjunction with disc leakage. Leaking discs lead to inflammation, rendering nerves highly sensitive to even the slightest mechanical pressures.

So therefore, sealing leaky discs stops the underlying cause of inflammation, and this improves symptoms from their origin. Sealing discs makes sense because it “treats the cause, instead of the effect.” Fortunately, informed spine surgeons recognize the numerous shortcomings of spinal surgery, and embrace these new scientifically-validated efforts to seal and heal discs.

It’s apparent some physicians may never change. There’s an obvious financial incentive to maintain the status quo and continue surgically implanting metal fusion hardware. Those surgeons will likely continue fusing until they’re no longer allowed to fuse. One state has already stopped allowing fusions to treat pain. In the USA, there’s more money made performing spinal fusions than there is in treating heart disease and cancer combined.  Spinal fusions are indicated for rare spinal instability caused by cancer or trauma, but not for treating pain. Its easy to see how all spine disc pain begins as small annular tears. Those annular tears increase, leading to disc degeneration, herniations, bulges, dessication, and degenerative disc disease.  All are directly caused by the disc’s annular tears.

The Discseel® Procedure uses Fibrin, occasionally supplemented with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) or stem cells, to repair discs, to decrease pain and allow increased activity. Studies confirm that Fibrin strengthens discs almost immediately – something stem cells can’t do.

Consultation

During the in-person consultation, you will speak directly with the physician who will perform the Discseel® Procedure. We want to make sure you are confident about the procedure and we will answer all your questions prior to the procedure.

Annulogram

The annulogram is a detailed process that will identify your pain source. It specifically determines if your normal or abnormal-looking discs are leaking. Anything missed by an MRI will show up in the annulogram.

Treatment

During the Discseel® Procedure your physician will inject a substance called fibrin into your damaged disc, which will seal the disc. Fibrin is an FDA approved biologic that is made from human blood. The entire procedure is observed through live x-rays.

Recovery

After the Discseel® Procedure most patients are walking within the first 24 hours. Immediately after the procedure, your damaged disc will start healing, which is a continuous process over the next 12 months.

The Discseel® Procedure Vs. Spinal Fusion

For many decades, physicians have been advising spinal fusions to patients, only to witness their limited success. These life-altering procedures have resulted in some of the highest rates of surgical failures and opioid dependency among surgical patients. So, the fundamental question arises: Why aren’t doctors recommending a procedure with a higher success rate? The answer is straightforward. An average spinal fusion patient can generate insurance payouts ranging from $250,000 to $750,000 over their lifetime. It was the significant failure rate of spinal fusions that prompted the development of the Discseel® Procedure. So, how do these two procedures compare? Here are some key points to consider:
  • In over 40% of patients who undergo a spinal fusion, the fusion does not effectively address the underlying source of long-term pain.
  • At least one-third of all spinal fusion patients require a second or even a third fusion of their spine within a decade.
  • The Discseel® Procedure has achieved a remarkable success rate, with a permanent relief of back pain in 70% of patients who previously underwent a failed spinal procedure, such as a spinal fusion.

Can The Discseel® Procedure help your Low Back Pain?

Back Pain Conditions That The Discseel® Procedure Has Successfully Treated

Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative discs are the result of wear and tear on your spine. The Discseel® Procedure is a non-surgical procedure that seals disc tears, and then promotes growth to heal those once damaged discs.

Annular tear

These kinds of injuries can occur over decades and are hard to heal due to poor blood circulation the disc. The Discseel® Procedure helps to repair the damage!

Chronic Low Back Pain

Chronic back pain most often reflects disc tears, and disc tears cause disc degeneration, bulges, and herniations, and that’s exactly what the Discseel® Procedure treats. The Discseel® Procedure can help! Don’t hesitate to contact us for an evaluation.

Sciatica

Degenerative discs are the result of wear and tear on your spine. The Discseel® Procedure is a non-surgical procedure that seals disc tears, and then promotes growth to heal those once damaged discs.

Herniated Disc

Disc herniation isn’t the direct cause of pain as was once thought. Instead, the leakage associated with herniated discs is responsible for inflammation and pain. With the Discseel® Procedure, you can live your life pain free while doing activities you enjoy. Find out if this life-improving procedure is optimal for you.

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