Minimally invasive method of disc hernia treatment

Written by Carolina Medical Center on March 3, 2018

In Carolina Medical Center we treat disc hernias with minimally invasive method – injection of DiscoGel (implantable medical device based on jellified ethanol in which an opaque agent in X-rays, check information on the product here:

http://discogel.com/?idcontent=page&idpage=nouvelle_page_0103&lg=en).

There are certain limitations of using this treatment method – hernia of level 1-4 in Pfirmann classification (the fibrous ring is unbroken, the height of the disc space is collapsed in less than 50%, protuberance visible on lateral MRI is not greater than 30-40% in the light of the vertebral canal – more information: https://radiopaedia.org/articles/mri-classification-system-for-lumbar-disc-degeneration), therefore to be able to decide if the patient qualifies for DiscoGel injection, the doctor must see his actual recent MRI images.

More information: https://carolina.pl/en/discogel/