New procedure to relieve lower back pain

SHREVEPORT, LA ― Lower back pain could soon be a thing of the past thanks to a new procedure that promises relief. The Louisiana Spine Institute in Shreveport hopes the Dascor Arthroplasty System will help millions of people who suffer from degenerative disc disease.

The surgery removes and replaces the nucleus of the disc in the lower spine to reduce pain without the need for total disc replacement.

Doctors are expecting a large number of people to participate in the clinical trial.

"So hopefully this will be a boost to the people suffering from disengenic back pain," Dr. Euby Kerr says.

Patients say they are excited about the breakthrough in back pain relief.

"It was just a breakthrough that way I wouldn't have to go through the disc fusions and stay out longer," spine surgery patient Katherine Hidalgo says.

The surgery is minimally invasive and requires less recovery time.

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