Health Care Spotlight – Disc Institute of Pittsburgh

Dr. Richard Rafferty, who founded The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh in 2011.

Back pain can be debilitating, and at times finding an effective treatment can seem like a hopeless endeavor. But The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh offers more than hope, it offers an effective treatment—IntraDiscNutrosis®. The treatment is designed for patients suffering with spinal stenosis, bulging disc, degenerative disc, herniated disc, sciatica and other painful neck or back conditions. Disc issues can impact anyone of any age and The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh has helped people of all ages, from teenagers to patients in their nineties, heal their discs and restore their quality of life.

“Treatment at The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh utilizes our own trademarked IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment. This is a non-surgical, non-invasive treatment that supports the simple biological fact that discs are comprised of living tissue, which has the ability to self-repair. IntraDiscNutrosis® is a completely unique form of treatment that turns on the disc’s self-repair process; it is not physical therapy, chiropractic, pain management, decompression, traction, epidural injections or spinal surgery.  The disc keeps dying with these treatments even if there is some short-term relief.  They are not disc-healing treatments,” said Dr. Richard Rafferty, who founded The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh in 2011.

IntraDiscNutrosis® is a safe, gentle, 100 percent non-invasive treatment, that actually reverses disc degeneration and heals the disc with a 98 percent success rate. Using patented, state-of-the-art medical equipment that is exclusive to The Disc Institute®, the unique treatment is not available anywhere else in the Pittsburgh area. The treatment is non-invasive, there is no anesthesia, incision, hospital stay, or pain involved. There are no side effects, and there is no need to take downtime or recovery time off work either.

Dr. Paul Thomlinson, a Ph.D. research scientist specializing in health care evaluation, recently conducted two independent, third-party medical research studies on the effectiveness of The Disc Institute’s IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment program. The studies utilized a sophisticated, random selection of a large and statistically valid sample of patients receiving care at The Disc Institute®.

Ninety-eight percent of The Disc Institute’s typical patients experienced clinically significant improvement. Even three years after treatment was completed, IntraDiscNutrosis® proved to have a 96 percent success rate. Patients successfully avoided surgery.

“Your body has a natural built-in disc-healing mechanism that delivers vital water and nutrients to your disc, allowing it to remain healthy and even repair itself. The dysfunction of this mechanism is the root cause of the development of disc conditions and disc disease. But because this underlying problem has not yet been addressed, all of the other treatments you may have tried so far (chiropractic, epidural injections, physical therapy, back or neck surgery, etc.) have failed to provide you lasting relief.  These treatments do not have a way of treating the underlying problem that caused your condition in the first place.  Therefore, they treat your condition temporarily, but do not heal the actual disc,” said Dr. Rafferty. “In order to correct a medical problem, you need to find the root cause of the problem so you can treat it.”

But don’t take our word for it. Hear what our patients had to say about their experience with The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh and IntraDiscNutrosis® by watching patient videos on our website:

If you are interested in exploring IntraDiscNutrosis, call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation and evaluation.  412-906-9600.

By Janice Lane Palko