he GelStix™ Nucleus Augmentation Implant provides a ground-breaking approach for treating lower back pain associated with degenerative disc disease and aging. Through volume expansion, the implant is intended to gently restore pressure and hydration to the nucleus pulposus.
Currently, millions of people with age-related degenerative disc disease suffer from low back pain but want to avoid major surgery. When conservative care and medication do not provide adequate relief, nonsurgical treatment options like GelStix™ may be of benefit.
- Biocompatible elongated hydrogel matchstick
- Non surgical intervention under local anesthesia
- Inserted through the same 18 gauge needle used to administer intradiscal medication
- Restores hydration and pressure to the diseased disc
Post-market studies show patients treated with GelStix™ experience improvement in visual analog and significant decreases in Oswestry at 6 months or greater.