Institut für
Bildgebende DIAGNOSTIK


Strahlenberger Straße 110

63067 Offenbach am Main

Phone: +49(0)69-50 50 00 90

Fax: +49(0)69-50 50 00 98-8




Opening Hours

Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm

Saturday: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday and Bank Holidays:

By appointment

Treatment of Disc Herniation without Surgery


Disc herniations are a common cause of back pain and discomfort in the gluteal area and legs. They affect all age groups.


These symptoms are caused by protrusions of intervertebral discs which exert pressure on the spinal nerves. If the symptoms do not resolve spontaneously or under conservative treatment (e.g. physiotherapy) a neurosurgical procedure in the spinal canal is often necessary to remove the disc prolapse. If scar tissue forms after the surgery it can cause symptoms similar to the removed disc prolapse: This is referred to as “failed back syndrome”.



Intradiscal Microtherapy with DiscoGel®

Without the necessity of a surgical procedure disc herniations can be treated with a minimally-invasive procedure using DiscoGel®. DiscoGel® modifies the core of the intervertebral disc in such a way that the disc herniation resolves. The treatment is carried out under local anaesthesia. DiscoGel® is introduced through a fine needle into the intervertebral disc without the need to open up the spinal canal. The micro-therapy is carried out under the precise guidance afforded by computed tomography. There is no scar formation. The procedure takes between 20 and 30 minutes. Afterwards, the patient can go home. A hospital stay and postoperative physiotherapy are not necessary.

Good to very good results are achieved in over 90 % in patients with simple, acute disc herniations, in more complicated cases in 80 to 85 % [1].


German Reference Center: Institut für Bildgebende Diagnostik

In Germany micro-therapy with DiscoGel® was established by the Institut für Bildgebende Diagnostik. Besides the treatment of patients, the institute trains physicians in the practice of micro-therapy with DiscoGel®.




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[1] Theron, J, Guimaraens, L, Casasco, A, et al. Percutaneous Treatment of Lumbar Intervertebral Disk Hernias With Radiopaque Gelified Ethanol: A Preliminary Study. Journal of Spinal Disorders & Techniques: October 2007 - Volume 20 - Issue 7 - pp 526-532



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