Intradiscal treatment of disc with posterior denervation
Intradiscal treatment of disc with posterior denervation (Disc FX) is an innovative system allowing for a safe and effective approach to a damaged disc without injury to the surrounding structures. This method provides an option for those patients who have not benefited from conventional treatment, and are not yet ready for major surgery. It is a minimally invasive procedure, and its major advantage is the fact that the patient may go home the same day (it is performed on an outpatient basis). The procedure consists of three phases. In the first phase, the disc in punctured with a special needle that functions as a working channel. This needle is used to remove part of the degenerated inner tissue. Then, using a radiofrequency probe, the disc is sealed to minimize the risk of repeated herniation. In the final step, the pathological nerves in the back part of the disc are destroyed with the use of radiofrequency ablation.