I was in a car wreck and the pain never got better. After a year of screwing and around and awful suffering I was able to get an MRI. It revealed a central and paracentral herniation at C 4-5 and a herniation in the S1 joint. They sent me for PT which probably made it worse. Had 2 ESI that didn't help much. Have a TENS unit and am doped up most of the time. Was given Neurontin which is a horror drug.
Now they are talking fusion. My cousin who is a surgical nurse says to avoid a fusion at all costs. He suggested a partial discectomy done through a canula.
I recently read about something called DiscoGel injections but they don't do it here in the states.
Has anyone had the DiscoGel procedure?