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Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy?

JKDE302JJKDE302 Posts: 348
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:30 AM in Neck Pain: Cervical
Anyone had this done to there disc?

http://orthopedics.about.com/od/backneck/a/discpain_2.htm

thats what this doc recomends for Degenerative disc disease

http://www.spine-health.com/doctor/physiatrist-physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation/grant-cooper-princeton-nj

Hey Im trying anything to keep me out of major surgery
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  • Hey JKD,

    i have been around here for several years and don't believe I have seen any cervical patients try this procedure. Usually when it comes to the cervical spine the procedures are rather straight forward. With the risk of the spinal cord there isn't much room to work. Usually recovery from cervical procedures are better the risk associated with the surgery are far greater. When someone goes wrong in the cervical spine you are effecting all levels below. I read the link you gave and I didn't see anything as to what the recommend using that procedure on. For example while BMP is used in the Lumbar spine it is not FDA approved in the cervical spine. The last line of that link makes me nervous that there are no longer term studies to prove the effectiveness of the procedure and the research has not been done. Good luck your with your research and let us know what you decide to do.
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