What Is IDET?
Car accidents have the tendency cause spinal cord injuries because the amount of force generated by a car accident can lead the spinal cord to shift violently in ways it is not supposed to. Car accidents can cause herniated discs which can lead to lower back pain. Surgeries like spinal fusion and disc replacement are an option, but Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET) is a less invasive way to correct a spinal cord injury.IDET is a new surgical procedure primarily developed at Stanford Hospital in Palo Alto, California for people with spinal cord injury and one our spinal cord injury attorney in San Diego are very familiar with in their experience.IDET is an advanced procedure made possible by the development of electrothermal catheters that allow for careful and accurate temperature control. The procedure works by sealing the wound and fuse nerve endings within the disc wall to help block the pain signals. IDET works by inserting a hollow needle into the lower spine disc using an x-ray machine to make sure the needle is put in the right place. After the needle is placed where it needs to be, a small heating wire is passed through the needle and placed along the back inner wall of the spinal disc (believed to be responsible for the chronic pain).The tip of the heating wire is heated slowly up to 90 degrees for about 15 minutes. The heat contracts and thickens fibers making up the disc wall promoting closure of the cracks. Tiny nerve endings are burned making them less sensitive. The catheter is removed with the needle, and after the surgery, support is worn for another 6 to 8 weeks followed by more spinal cord injury treatment in the form ofphysical therapy.
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