Discseel® Procedure Specialist

Integrity Pain Consultants

Interventional Pain Management Specialists & Regenerative Medicine located in Nashville, Hendersonville, Hermitage, & Cookeville, TN

Problems with the discs in your spine inevitably lead to pinched nerves and chronic back pain that can become debilitating. Now you have a new option for restoring healthy discs: the Discseel® Procedure. At Integrity Pain Consultants, pain specialist, Kenneth Homolya, MD, belongs to a small and select group of experts currently performing the revolutionary Discseel Procedure to seal and heal disc tears and degeneration. To learn if you’re a good candidate, call one of the five offices in Hermitage, Nashville, Hendersonville, or Cookeville, Tennessee, or schedule an appointment online today.

Discseel® Procedure Q & A

What is the Discseel Procedure?

The revolutionary Discseel Procedure repairs problems in your spinal discs using an injection of fibrin. Fibrin is a protein naturally found in your body, where it forms the matrix that supports blood clotting and promotes the growth of new blood vessels. When fibrin is injected into the damaged area of a disc, it seals tears and promotes tissue growth that heals the disc.

What conditions are treated with the Discseel Procedure?

Integrity Pain Consultants may recommend the Discseel Procedure to relieve chronic back pain caused by:

  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Herniated disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Failed back surgery
  • Failed spinal fusion

Over the years, degenerative disc disease develops as the discs lose moisture and dry out. When that happens, discs can tear or collapse, causing spinal instability and pain.

What should I expect during the Discseel Procedure?

The Discseel Procedure combines several steps, often done in one office visit, so that you can get the pain relief you need as quickly as possible.

Consult with the doctor

You’ll meet with Dr. Homolya, review your medical history, and go over your CT or MRI scans. During your consultation, he explains the procedure and gives you plenty of time to ask questions.

Have an annulogram

The next step is to have an annulogram, which is a special type of X-ray that detects subtle problems in your disc. Dr. Homolya injects an X-ray contrast into the outer part of the disc, allowing the X-ray to pick up small disc tears before they herniate.

Undergo the Discseel Procedure

After reviewing your annulogram, Dr. Homolya uses fluoroscopy, a real-time X-ray that shows the disc and guides the needle placement. Once the needle is at the damaged disc, he injects the fibrin, which seals any tears and promotes healing over the next few months.

After your injection is finished, you’ll rest for about 30 minutes. You’ll start walking the next day and gradually increase your activity as tolerated. Though discs heal slowly, most patients experience optimal pain relief within 3-6 months after their Discseel Procedure.

To learn more about the Discseel Procedure and if it’s right for you, call the Integrity Pain Consultants office nearest you or book an appointment online today.