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Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in the Greater Nashville, TN Area, Cookeville, TN & Hendersonville, TN

If you have a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease, the Discseel® procedure can repair your discs for long-lasting pain relief. At Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine, with a primary office in Hermitage, Tennessee, and other locations in surrounding areas, Brandon Tolman, DO, offers the Discseel® procedure. He’s the only provider in Tennessee, Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama, and North Carolina who provides Discseel®. Call Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine or schedule a consultation online today to find out how Discseel® can restore your back.

Discseel® Q & A

What is Discseel®?

Discseel® is an innovative treatment that uses Fibrin, an FDA-approved biological protein, to repair and seal tears in your spinal discs. Fibrin is one of the enzymes that helps your blood clot. When injected into a damaged spinal disc, fibrin seals your torn disc and stimulates the healing response. 

Unlike other conventional treatments for herniated discs, Discseel® closes the tear in your disc and prevents the gel-like interior from leaking out and irritating your nerves. Additionally, when your disc is sealed, other regenerative medicine treatments like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections are more effective, as the biologic materials won’t leak out of your injured spinal disc. 


What happens during a Discseel® procedure?

Discseel® is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure. You have anesthesia to keep you relaxed and comfortable throughout the treatment, as well as a local anesthetic at the injection site. 

Dr. Tolman begins with an annulogram test. He injects a dye into your spinal discs that shows up on an X-ray to reveal tears and leaks. This test is more accurate and informative than a discogram or MRI. 

Then, after identifying the damaged discs, Dr. Tolman injects Fibrin into them. The Fibrin starts to work right away, bonding with the tissue in your spinal disc to close the tear and seal it shut. You might notice a reduction in pain right away, and your pain should continue to lessen over the next three to six months.

This isn’t the end of your treatment — the Fibrin continues to stimulate your body’s healing response, so your spinal disc continues to heal over the next 12 months. Dr. Tolman might recommend having stem cell or PRP therapy to accelerate your recovery. 

After your treatment, you should go home to rest but get back to walking around the next day. You should avoid bending and twisting your spine until you have a follow-up appointment for Dr. Tolman to check your recovery and ensure its safe for you to add these movements. 


How do I know if Discseel® is right for me?

Dr. Tolman and the team at Integrity Center for Regenerative Medicine provide thorough consultations to ensure that Discseel® is right for you. Even if you’ve had failed procedures in the past, Discseel® may provide the relief you need. 

If you have back pain and other treatments haven’t provided relief, call Integrity Center For Regenerative Medicine or make an appointment online today.