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Discogel Injection to relieve pain in L4,5,6

gwitt69ggwitt69 Posts: 1
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:55 AM in Spinal Injections
Has anyone ever done a Discogel injection into the herniated disc area? I am having pain in my L4,5,6 and the pain shoots down my leg... anyhow, I have found a doctor in Puerto Vallarta that has a package that includes 3 ozone treatments and a Discogel injection into each bad disc. I am in a bit of pain and really want to do this procedure. If anyone has done it can you please let me know how it went for you. The Neurosurgeon in Puerto Vallarta says that the Discogel treatment is not a steroid, it is an ethanol gel, and that it is successful in 85-90% of the instances. Please let me know if you have done this... I am thinking of doing it pretty quickly.


  • I am getting it done. I had 2 friends get it done. They were facing surgery and now they are right as rain. They both had large disk hernias and now they have receded and the MR results show that they are off the cord and nerve roots with no loss of disk space.
  • Did it help? Where sis you get it done?
  • Where did you get it done
    Dan Vine
  • What exactly is this kind of injection and yes can you please post some more info as to where to get it done, etc... thanks.
  • Just revisiting this post. Can anyone else chime in?? Thanks!
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,845
    I do not think you are going to get many responses. No one responded to your last request.

    I would suggest starting a new thread to see if anyone has any information
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • You're probably right but one can only hope...
    My wife has suffered from chronic back pain, L4-L5; underwent a disectomy for a hernia 9 years ago which made things worst. We have seen numerous specialists, envisaged all sorts of treatments including artificial disk replacement, all to no avail. 

    Finally be a happy fluke, we found a treatment that really works. Carried out in a Paris clinic, it involves injecting an ethanol gel in the interverbral area under local anesthetic. 

    Two weeks after the treatment, which is simple, low risk by all accounts and comparatively inexpensive compared to many others (the total cost was 2750 Euro), by wife has seen at least a 50% decrease in her back pain. This is despite the fact that the doctor warned us that the result is less guaranteed in patients having undergone a disestomy. She will undergone a follow up treatment in 3 weeks, which the doctor says is necessary in such patients having undergone a disectomy.

    We were desperate for many years and were on the verge of giving up hope, but this treatment really seemed to work...at least for my wife. We would just like to draw other sufferers' attention to it.
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