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Journal of Spine & NeurosurgeryISSN: 2325-9701

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Research Article, J Spine Neurosurg Vol: 6 Issue: 1

Intradiscal Therapy and Nucleus Augmentation as a Surgical Technique for the Treatment of Common and Chronic Low Back Pain

Yeung AT1,2*
1Desert Institute for Spine Care Phoenix, Arizona, USA
2University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
Corresponding author : Dr. Anthony T Yeung
Voluntary Professor, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, Desert Institute for Spine Care, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Tel: +1 602-944-2900
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: October 12, 2016 Accepted: November 06, 2016 Published: January 28, 2017
Citation: Yeung AT (2017) Intradiscal Therapy and Nucleus Augmentation as a Surgical Technique for the Treatment of Common and Chronic Low Back Pain. J Spine Neurosurg 6:1. doi: 10.4172/2325-9701.1000256

Abstract

The patho-genesis of common persistent and chronic low back pain is a difficult condition to treat, because its pathogenesis is multifactorial and may be only partially understood. Non-operative therapeutic methods are the first treatment of choice, with multiple stakeholders offering a myriad of non-surgical treatment options. It includes the use of prescription and nonprescription pain medication, physical therapy, pain management, or multiple nonsurgical methods to treat pain, such as acupuncture or natural pathic methods. These options provided by non-surgeons usually offer ony temporary benefits. For the patients who benefit, and continue to utilize these treatments regularly, they also adopt better life styles, such as weight loss, healthier eating and exercise, which help, but many continue to seek additional treatment options after a reasonable period when symptoms persist or their activities of daily living becomes significantly restricted. Most appropriately reserve surgical options as the last option. A novel minimally invasive surgical option is considered here.

Keywords: pathogenesis

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