What does the Disc-FX® System Treat?
The Disc-FX treats, primarily contained disc herniations (a disc that is causing pain, but has not yet ruptured or extruded) or disc bulges with annular tears in the disc. In the past, patients who had a bulging disc with annular tears or contained disc herniation were treated with conservative care, since surgical treatment was a fusion with only a 40-50% success rate. Non-operative treatment included rest, medication, epidural injections and physical therapy. However, non-surgical treatment options may not always provide long term pain relief. Individuals were forced to live with the symptoms or consider major spine surgery. The Disc-FX system provides an option for those people who have failed conservative care and are not ready for major spine fusion surgery.