The Discseel® Procedure
If you are like most back pain sufferers, you are willing to try anything to get your pain-free life back. However, not all treatment options are the same. Currently, the traditional treatments for repairing a damaged or torn spinal disc leave patients with a host of side effects, without consistently providing relief.
Recognizing the need for a real alternative to invasive spinal fusions and discectomies doctor Michael Wolff felt that he needed to provide a solution that is minimally-invasive and effectively treats long term chronic back pain. The Discseel® Procedure does exactly that. This revolutionary and minimally-invasive procedure uses an FDA-approved, 100% natural biologic called Fibrin. The Fibrin is injected into the disc, which seals the tears and allows for natural healing to occur. When Fibrin is used in combination with PRP, the disc is not only sealed, but promotes healing. That is why doctor Wolff offers the Discseel® Procedure as a true alternative to spinal fusions at his office in Scottsdale, Arizona.
Invented by Dr. Kevin Pauza, MD, the Discseel® Procedure actually restores the spinal discs by repairing the tears in the discs, something that spine surgeries, spinal fusions and discectomies can’t accomplish. Fibrin was first approved by the FDA to assist in facial reconstruction surgery, for splenic repair following blunt trauma, and to control cardiac bleeding. Recognizing Fibrin’s ability to effectively repair tissue that cannot be sutured or ligatured, Dr. Pauza began developing the Discseel® Procedure.
Surgeons have attempted to suture tears in the discs of the spine without success. Overcoming this challenge with the Discseel® Procedure has led to advancements in the way doctor Wolff treats chronic back pain issues. Often the source of chronic pain in the back is the result of “gel” inside the annulus fibrosus leaking out of the torn disc, causing the loss of hydration and height of the disc which leads to degeneration. This leaking gel also inflames the nerves in the surrounding tissue, causing pain. Using Fibrin as part of the Discseel® Procedure not only seals the torn disc, but it also allows an individual’s body to replenish the lost cells in the annulus with new cells. The result is the restoration of the degenerated disc to a healthy state.
Essentially doctor Wolff’s goal is to heal the damaged discs by sealing the disc with Fibrin and instigating healthy growth of new disc tissue.