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Via Disc NP


 

What is Via Disc NP?

VIA Disc NP is intended for use as an allograft to replace nucleus pulposus tissue loss in degenerated intervertebral discs. An allograft is tissue recovered from a human donor that is transferred to a human recipient. VIA Disc NP consists of dehydrated nucleus pulposus particulate derived from the intervertebral disc region of the donor. The nucleus pulposus particulate is mixed together with saline and delivered into your intervertebral disc during a non-surgical spinal procedure.


What is the purpose of Via Disc NP?

Intervertebral discs can deteriorate through normal aging and injury, causing dehydration, flattening, and loss of natural cushioning. Just like grapes lose water over time and turn into raisins, your intervertebral discs undergo a similar dehydration process. This process leaves your discs vulnerable to motion stress, strains your spinal nerves, and can result in lower back pain.


How is the procedure performed?

The VIA Disc NP procedure is a short, outpatient procedure performed under strict sterile conditions using a 22G spinal needle. The VIA Disc procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation may be recommended by your physician. Intravenous antibiotics may be given before the VIA Disc NP procedure to reduce the risk of infection. An injection into the pain-generating intervertebral disc can be painful. During the procedure, the physician will use fluoroscopy (a computer tomography scan that continues to take images during the procedure so that the physician can see where the needle is going). The physician
will insert a needle through the skin and muscle into the center of the intervertebral disc. VIA Disc NP will be slowly delivered into the center of the intervertebral disc. The injection procedure generally takes about 20 to 30 minutes.


Will the procedure be painful?


The VIA Disc NP procedure can be performed under local anesthesia or moderate sedation may be recommended by your physician. A procedure involving your pain-generating intervertebral disc can be painful.


What are the discharge instructions?

It is important to follow the physician’s instructions after the procedure. Patients may be instructed to limit physical or strenuous activity for 72 hours post-procedure. The physician may prescribe certain pain medications (e.g. analgesics, steroid dose pack, muscle relaxants). Patients may experience moderate to severe pain after an injection into an intervertebral disc, and oral medications may be needed promptly to treat this post-injection pain and discomfort. An ice pack may be given to place over the injection site in the event of post-injection site discomfort. The physician may suggest a back brace or recommend physical therapy for comfort following the procedure. A follow-up appointment will typically be scheduled two to four weeks after the procedure to monitor pain and comfort. Additional follow-up appointments may be scheduled at the discretion of the physician.


How long does it take for the procedure to work?

The injection procedure generally takes about 20 to 30 minutes. A follow-up appointment will typically be scheduled two to four weeks after the procedure to monitor your pain and comfort. Additional follow-up appointments may be scheduled at the discretion of your physician.

 

How long does it take for the procedure to work?

The injection procedure generally takes about 20 to 30 minutes. A follow-up appointment will typically be scheduled two to four weeks after the procedure to monitor your pain and comfort. Additional follow-up appointments may be scheduled at the discretion of your physician to assess your condition

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