Cervical & Lumbar
Discseel® Spine Treatment

Your active lifestyle doesn't have to stop because you suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease. The Discseel® Procedure gives hope to those suffering from chronic back pain!

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What is the Discseel® Procedure?

Kevin Pauza MD, invented the Discseel® Procedure to repair damaged spinal discs. The procedure uses FDA-approved Fibrin which is a 100% natural biologic to repair and seal damaged spinal discs. Spine surgery, including spinal fusions, can't repair damaged discs. Pauza first used Fibrin in trauma in it's FDA approved indication for: facial reconstriction; for splenic repair following blunt trauma; and to control cardiac bleeding. Pauza next developed the Discseel® Procedure which uses Fibrin in an "off-label" manner to repair spinal discs. The FDA allows the use of FDA approved Fibrin in an off-label manner in the disc because no other treatment exists, and there's a need to treat damaged discs. The FDA determined that Fibrin is safe and effective in other indications. 

Nothing else exists to repair spinal discs. Surgeons have attempted sutures or ligature to repair discs without success.  Stem cells and PRP fail to reliably help because they leak from damaged discs. Often people suffering from Degenerative Disc Disease are plagued with back pain from one or more torn discs, which inflame nerves within the discs as well as the adjacent spinal nerve causing back pain and leg pain or neck and arm pain. When a disc leaks, over time it can lose hydration and become degenerated. The Discseel® Procedure uses a Fibrin biologic to repair the damaged, torn dics, allowing an individual's body to replace the damaged cells with new cells. Essentially, the goal of the Discseel® Procedure is for the Fibrin biologic to seal and instigate healthy, new disc tissue growth where the tissue is torn, in effort to stop the disc from leaking, and no longer inflamming the nerves. Studies affirm that Fibrin seals discs returning them to normal mechanical strength. Fibrin sealant can allow stem cells and growth factors to stay and help a disc that would otherwise leak. 


Discseel® Procedure vs. Spinal Fusion

Before you decide to permit screws in your spine and give up more then 30% of your mobility you should see how the Discseel Procedure compares.

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See how the two procedures compare

For decades, physicians have been recommending spinal fusions to patients, only for them to fail. These life-altering procedures have lead to some of the highest percentage of surgical failures and opioid dependency among surgical patients. So the real question is: why are doctors not recommending a procedure that has greater success? It's simple. An average spinal fusion patient is worth between $250,000 and $750,000 in insurance payouts over the patient's lifetime. It was the high failure that lead to the creation of the Discseel® Procedure. So how do the two procedures compare to eachother? Here are some facts: 

  • In over 40% of patients that recieve a spinal fusion, the fusion does not address the long term source of the pain.
  • At least 1/3 of all spinal fusion patients need a second or third fusion of their spine within 10 years.
  • The Discseel® Procedure has been successful in permanently relieving back pain in 70% of patients that had a previous failed spinal procedure, such as a spinal fusion.
  • The Discseel® Procedure is a non-invasive outpatient procedure, whereas a spinal fusion is invasive procedure that leaves scars, hardware and requires days of recovery in a hospital.

Patient Outcomes

The Discseel® Procedure has helped many people get back to their active lifestyle again without the limitations that come with Spinal Fusion.

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The Process for the Discseel® Procedure

There are four steps to our Discseel® Procedure from start to finish.

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Consultation

During the in-person consultation you will speak directly with the physician who will perform the Discseel® Procedure. We want to make sure you are confident about the procedure and we will answer all your questions prior to the procedure.

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Annulogram

The annulogram is a detailed process that will identify your pain source. It specifically determines if your normal or abnormal-looking discs are leaking. Anything missed by an MRI will show up in the annulogram.

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Treatment

During the Discseel® Procedure your physician will inject a substance called fibrin into your damaged disc, which will seal the disc. Fibrin is an FDA approved biologic that is made from human blood. The entire procedure is observed through live x-rays.

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Recovery

After the Discseel® Procedure most patients are walking within the first 24 hours. Immediately after the procedure your damaged disc will start healing, which is a continuous process over the next 12 months.