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Dr Hitesh Patel is Consultant – Pain Management & Palliative Care he recieved his M.D. from B.J. Medical College Ahmedabad, Asia’s largest hospital, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad. He earned his F.I.P.M. (Fellow In Pain Management) at Daradia Pain Hospital in Kolkata, which is affiliated with the Aesculap Academy in Germany. He received his C.C.P.P.M. (Certificate Course in Pain and Palliative Medicine) from Gujarat Cancer Research Institute Ahmedabad, the state’s largest cancer hospital.

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What is Disc? What is Slip Disc?

The inter-vertebral discs are protective cushion-like shock-absorbing pads between the two bones of the spine called vertebrae. These discs are soft gel filled pads bounded by few layers of membrane called lamella. These discs do not actually “slip,” they may split or rupture. Following this rupture the gel escape into the surrounding tissue. The leaking jelly like substance can produce pressure on the spinal cord or on a single nerve root and cause pain either around the damaged disc or anywhere along the area controlled by that nerve. This condition is also known as a SLIP DISC OR SLIPPED DISC.

What is the area?

When the discs of low back are ruptured there will be pain in low back that will radiate to the legs. Similarly in case of neck there will be pain in neck that will be radiating to the hands.

What are the complains?

The nature of the pain is frequently Electric shock-like Pain or Burning Pain. This pain may be associated with some numbness, tingling sensations and sometime some muscle weakness. As there are so many discs in the spine, the exact area of pain depends on the nerve root involved and that again depends on the disc that is involved.

What is Sciatica? What is the difference?

Sciatica is a frequently used term both by doctors and by patients. It is a symptom and not a disease. Sciatica is defined as any pain that is starting in the low back and is going towards the legs. Sciatica is a non-specific term like fever. Like many diseases may produce fever, many diseases may be the cause of sciatica. Slipped disc is one of the most common causes of sciatica.


There has been surge of interest in search of safer alternative non operative treatment of slipped disc/ slip disc to decompress the nerve roots maintaining the structural stability. Epidural steroid injection, Transforaminal Epidural Decompressions has a high success rate (up to 85%) but chances of recurrences are there specially if these interventions are done at later stage.

1. Ozone Therapy for Slip Disc

Injection of ozone for slipped disc has developed as a nonoperative treatment of slipped disc/ slip disc which is an alternative to disc surgery. Owing to its high success rate, less invasiveness, fewer chances of recurrences and remarkably fewer side effects, ozone therapy for slip disc is becoming popular day by day in the whole world. This is called ozone nucleolysis or ozone discectomy.

2. Percutaneous discectomy

Percutaneous discectomy is another less invasive nonoperative treatment of slipped disc where disc material is taken out with motorized probe that is introduced through a 17 G needle.

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Harmisha Kapdi

My aunt has done Slip Disc Treatment by Dr. Hitesh Patel.He has treated very professionally and given best advice to follow and now she better fine than before.Worth it.


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