Will Back Surgery for Injured Spinal Discs be Replaced by Gel Injections?
Posted Jun 02 2009 4:34pm
San Francisco Disc Herniation Doctor comments on new Gel Injection therapy:
I just did my morning search for the latest back pain news stories and I came across this article from the University of Manchester. It seems they are studying a new gel for the treatment of spinal disc treatment. The gel is actually a liquid when injected, but turns into a gel once inside the body because the pH is lower (higher acidity) in the body. The idea is that the herniated spinal discs or badly degenerated discs will actually become thicker and function better. They don't mention anything about the nature of the compound they are injecting. It sounds like it is chemical vs. natural. Anyway, it appears to still be in it's early stages. I know the biotech industry is working on many promising scientific advancements also. It will be very interesting in the years ahead. In the meantime however, we have have one spine to work with. My viewpoint is we do the best job we can to preserve what we have. If we do end up suffering with disc herniations , disc bulges, ruptured discs, etc., there are less invasive measures we can take before we consider surgery. One of these choices is non-surgical spinal decompression. We feature the DRX9000 at our San Francisco disc pain center. The DRX9000 was designed to treat herniated and degenerated discs. It's a good option to consider if you don't want surgery.
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