That’s the spirit! New alcohol gel that can fix your slipped disc and relieve pain by 80% launched in UK

  • Treatment, called Discogel, has been available around Europe for several years 
  • It can relieve pain by up to 80 per cent and launched in the UK earlier this year
  • Gel banishes pain because alcohol absorbs water leaking from damaged disc 

A gel made with alcohol and injected into the spine could ease the agony of slipped discs

The gel banishes pain because the alcohol in it absorbs water leaking from the damaged disc. Water escaping from a disc aggravates nerves in the spinal cord and inflames surrounding tissues

Thousands of patients have had the treatment, called Discogel, in Europe, where the gel has been available for several years. It launched in the UK earlier this year

A gel made with alcohol and injected into the spine could ease the agony of slipped discs. The treatment is called Discogel and has been available around Europe for years

A 2015 French study in the journal Orthopaedics And Traumatology showed the gel could relieve pain by up to 80 per cent in patients who didn’t get better with physiotherapy and painkillers — the usual treatment for a slipped disc

Slipped discs affect around one in 20 people. They can be triggered by bending awkwardly, lifting heavy items, sitting for long periods or being severely overweight

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