Introduction

Disc Fx Procedure is newly innovative procedure done for patient suffering from low back pain and leg pain of sciatica in selected cases.

It is very “minimal invasive procedure” better than spinal injection and less invasive than Endoscopy or open spine surgery.

Disc Fx Procedure is invented by Dr. Stiffen Hallinger( Germany ). Our Pain Physician Dr. Pratik had taken training from him in Munich, Germany.

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Treatment Options

Overall Treatment Options For Slipped Disc Problem

  • Medicine with Physiotherapy
  • Epidural Injection Procedure
  • Disc Fx Procedure
  • Selective Endoscopic Discectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Open spine surgery / Fusion
Indication

Indication Of Disc Fx Procedure

  • Low back pain
  • Back pain with leg pain ( sciatica )
  • Disc degeneration
  • Annular tear
  • Minimal Disc herniation ( slipped disc )
  • Failed treatment with medicine and physiotherapy
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Contraindication
  • Spine fracture
  • Spine tumour
  • Infection of spine
  • Progressive neurological deficit
  • Sequestrated disc herniation
  • Coagulation disorders or patient on blood thinner medicine
Procedure Overview
Potential Complication
  • Discitis – septic or aseptic
  • Dural tear
  • Epidural hematoma
  • Failure to relieve the pain
  • Allergic reaction
Post Procedure Care
  • Take proper rest for 3 days in lying down or reclined position.
  • Avoid prolong standing and sitting more than 30 min for 1 week
  • Take medication regularly as prescribed by our doctor
  • Apply proper “Lumber support belt” for minimum 2 weeks.
  • Avoid bending or twisting your back for at least 6 weeks.
  • Avoid lifting heavy weight ( less than 10 kg up to 3 month)
  • NO long distance driving for 2 weeks.
  • Gradually return to daily activity after 2 weeks.