Emerald Coast Pain Services


Intradiscal Glucosamine and Chondroitin Solution for discogenic low back pain

This is an injection for common low back pain from the discs and not arthritis.It is also for neck pain as well. The discs have a small needle inserted into them and then a mixture of Glucosamine and Chonrotin with some othjer agents is injected into the discs. Studies have shown a 60% cure rate, meaning 60% of the patients get some degree of significant improvement long term. Below is the study on this injection. Anti-biotics are given prior to any discogram and risks are generally small. We have done over four thousand of these injections and confirm that the relief is around 60%. These injections do cause some pain for a week or so and the effect of the injection takes around 3 to 4 weeks to work but when it works it is better than surgery.

Intradiscal Glucosamine and Chondroitin

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