At his clinic in Bietigheim-Bissingen near Stuttgart and Ludwigsburg, Dr. Kreisel offers epidural hypertonic sodium chloride treatment according to Dr. Schlarb for outpatient pain treatment of disc prolapses and spinal canal stenosis.
Until a few years ago, patients suffering from disc prolapses and spinal canal stenosis almost always had to undergo open surgery. Today, pain therapists and surgeons recommend to exhaust all conservative methods in the first place before undergoing surgery. The epidural hypertonic sodium chloride treatment was developed by the German anesthetist Dr. Karl Schlarb from Backnang, Germany in the 1990ies. In addition to pain reduction, epidural hypertonic sodium chloride treatment according to Dr. Schlarb aims at pressure relief of the nerve root affected. For many patients, this minimally invasive method is an alternative method to surgical operation and aid in a gently way.
- Acute and chronic disc prolapses
- Bulging of intervertebral discs (protrusions)
- Stenoses of the vertebral canal (spinal canal stenosis)
- Scar tissure pain after disc surgeries (post nucleotomy syndrome)
Advantages of epidural hypertonic sodium chloride treatment
- Low-risk, minimally invasive treatment
- Outpatient treatment
- Implementation by means of local anesthesia, e. g. no general anesthesia with its corresponding risks
- No risk of scar formation as with open disc surgeries
- No hospital or rehabilitation clinic stay
- Quick return to the job
- Repetitions of the treatment are possible