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... I had the idet done on me back in Jan. 07, it is now May 23, 2007. I spent 2 months in bed because the pain was so bad after having the idet done. Two weeks after the idet I had a pain block which didn't do to much, I still could barely walk let alone sit. ... (23 replies)
... LS56 - Long-term Results of Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy Disappointing Laurie Barclay, MD April 13, 2004 At one-year follow-up, about half the patients treated with intradiscal electrothermal therapy (IDET) for discogenic chronic low back pain were dissatisfied, according to the results of a retrospective study published in the April 1 issue of Spine. (24 replies)
Post-IDET Report
Jan 20, 2004
... is is what they call a grade V annulus tear, unfortunately the most severe and recalcitrant type of herniation. I was suprised that your doctor told you that the IDET would fix your tear. There is no evidence that IDET can, in fact, seal a grade V tear. ... (117 replies)

... S1. After over a year of therapy, chiropractic care, injections, MRIs, and discogram, I finally had IDET done on November 6th. Today marks 6 months exactly since I had it done. ... (12 replies)
... How are you doing right now? Feeling any better one year later after the IDET? Wish you the best! (23 replies)
... I have no opinion on this either way, but I see so many posts about IDET I thought I'd mention it. ... (2 replies)
Aug 5, 2002
... I would much rather try the IDET first and if it don't take then think about a fusion. Considering the cost and the recovery time you'd think ins. ... (14 replies)
... IDET, this morning for the first time since the IDET I woke up in NO pain. ... (19 replies)
... I just heard of a doctor that did a fusion on someone who'd had an IDET on one of their discs... the doctor said the consistency of their disc was "like catfood"! ... (0 replies)
... proach for DDD. But there is a great deal of controversy regarding how effective this treatment is. The doctors I have spoken with who believe in the efficacy of IDET say that poor outcomes are due to bad patient selection and technique. ... (2 replies)
... Hi! I just had IDET on 1/25/08. I think you are making it out to be far worse than it is. The biggest problem with IDET is that it has not been put through rigorous studies, and the success rates aren't all that great (maybe even only 50%). But the RISKS are almost none. In every study that's been done there have been no complications. My recovery has been pretty easy. ... (23 replies)
Sep 28, 2006
... After IDET you need to be very careful about movements to your spine. ... (9 replies)
IDET or Fusion
Mar 6, 2005
... My doctor insisted on doing a post IDET discogram to insure that he sealed all the leaks. He used the same cath that was used for the IDET, so this additional procedure wasn't a big dea. ... (14 replies)
... Have read your post with interest. Clearly you've been dealing with back pain for some time and have tried PT and ESIs. So it's possible that IDET may help you avoid major surgery, just as I hoped it would for me. ... (10 replies)
Post-IDET Report
Jan 20, 2004
... and previously mentioned IDET as a new less invasive proceedure that will fix a tear in the disk if it is found. ... (117 replies)
Post-IDET Report
Jan 20, 2004
... IDET. I concur with Standingman's advice re. getting the EMG as soon as possible. It's my understanding that IDET shouldn't really affect the nerves if done properly. Perhaps as happens sometimes in epidural injections, the needle can nick a nerve going in. ... (117 replies)
... I'd really like to know what your experiences have been since we're so close in IDET dates. I still trust the IDETs...I think they help folks. Perhaps just not me. ... (20 replies)
... My leg felt like your arm does after you nail your crazy done. Dr said that that is basically what happened. My leg was useless. Had to start PT 5 days after the IDET to work on getting the use of that leg back. Still can't drive, don't have enuff strength to push the brakes, but it is getting better. ... (9 replies)
Jan 23, 2002
... I feel I can contribute some in here for the IDET procedure since it was suggested for me also. ... (5 replies)
... but they have been having better success with a IDET prior to fusion, and less of a problem with the domino effect on the disc above the fusion if it ihas been sealed. This does make sense. ... (9 replies)

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