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Annular Tears

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  • "Accurascope" is a patented procedure, so you won't find much information on it unless you access North American Spine data. I read the testimonials and my Insurance company approved it. IDET/Nucleoplasty would've been a hard sell for me for sure. Additionally, I don't believe PLDD would've been any more of a benefit than "accurascope", since the treatment is similar except for the approach to the disc level.

    I'm sure in all your research and study reading you have somewhere come across some interesting statistics. Like studies that have shown a patient 2 years after microdiscectomy/PLDD/IDET etc... are about the same as a person who had NO surgery at all at the 2 year mark.

  • Thank you all for the information, it has been super informative. I am going to check into the Collagen supplements. I dont smoke or drink, so I have that in my favor at least. I am not one for doing any of the invasive surgeries or even minor ones. I am afraid of comimg out worse than what I am now. The one thing that has helped me alot is ice and heat, but I am able to do use it all day long since I am unable to work. I really wonder how this will turn out because it is a WC case. I dont know if I can even recover financially from this...I sure hope.
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  • WC is okay. They will try to claim you are MMI (Maximum Medically Improved) at some point, but usually it takes quite awhile. If you do not have a lawyer, you need one and WC needs to know you mean business, so they will be compelled to treat you properly.

    As far as the heating pad goes, I believe, using it longer than 20-30 minutes at a time can be counter productive and actually start to drive blood AWAY from the heated area, so it's important to follow the time proper treatment time limits.

    ~BB
  • You just fail to understand what I am pointing out. PLDD is also patented, PLDD can be used across the world only by autorization of dr. who founded it. But yet, all relevant medical and technical information are published in visible place and RELEVANT place (medical Journals).

    Point is that you cannot find any information about Accurascope besides their "self-promoting" website. That does not sound good. They hide important information, and publish some doubtful success stories.

    You are also wrong about similarity of PLDD and Accurascope. PLDD is intradiscal procedure, and as intradiscal procedure it can address sinu-vertebral nerves inside the disc (nerves that transmit discogenic back pain).
    buckeyeback said:
    "Accurascope" is a patented procedure, so you won't find much information on it unless you access North American Spine data. I read the testimonials and my Insurance company approved it. IDET/Nucleoplasty would've been a hard sell for me for sure. Additionally, I don't believe PLDD would've been any more of a benefit than "accurascope", since the treatment is similar except for the approach to the disc level.

    I'm sure in all your research and study reading you have somewhere come across some interesting statistics. Like studies that have shown a patient 2 years after microdiscectomy/PLDD/IDET etc... are about the same as a person who had NO surgery at all at the 2 year mark.

  • OK, Keano,... the FDA approves just any procedure without any relevant studies. Sure they do.

    BTW: I spoke to prior patients personally before having the "accurascope" so we will just have to agree to disagree.
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  • Hi Buckeyeback....I do have an attorney and he is very agressive. I just dont want to keep living in pain for the rest of my life, and because of this injury I have lost my job and cant pay my bills. It hasnt been a fun situation at all.
    I am icing my back for about 10-15min and then heating it for the same and it is the only thing that makes it feel a little better. But of course it doesnt stay with me, its only temporary relief. I did see the price of that infrared heating pad and yes it is really expensive.
    Anyway, I will keep u all posted.....
  • Hi, my specialist said my mri showed my annular focal tears were small. I have 3 on 3 discs and the pain in my lower back butt and leg is awful ..You say the size can't be determined on a mri? I feel like I'm just bring fobbed off
  • LizLiz Posts: 9,745

    This is an old discussion created by a member no longer on the forum so I am closing it.

    You can search for articles on this subject or I suggest you create a new discussion

    Liz, 

    Veritas-Health Forum Moderator

    Spinal stenosis since 1995
    Lumber decompression surgery S1 L5-L3[1996]
    Cervical stenosis, so far avoided surgery
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