Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy

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I hurt my back some 12 weeks ago falling backwards from a faulty chair. I was initially diagnosed with back strain/sprain I have had x-rays, CT scans and an MRI which has failed to show a problem. However my back still hurts. What would be the next step for me? The specialist is talking about in

Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy

IDET therapy is a new and minimally invasive procedure for treating pain due to disc degeneration. The technique involves delivering controlled levels of thermal energy (heat) to a section of a degenerated disc through a fine wire. This heat causes contraction and thickening of the disc wall, resulting in contraction or closure of disc fissures (small tears).

   

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