During the Telemedicine consultation, you will speak directly with the physician who will perform the GARM Procedure. We want to make sure you are confident about the procedure and we will answer all your questions prior to the procedure.
The annulogram is a detailed process that will identify your pain source. It specifically determines if your normal or abnormal-looking discs are leaking. Anything missed by an MRI will show in the annul-gram.
During the GARM Procedure your physician will inject a substance called fibrin into your damaged disc, which will seal the disc. Fibrin is an FDA approved biologic that is made from human blood. The entire procedure is observed through live x-rays.
After the GARM Procedure most patients are walking within the first 24 hours, Immediately after the procedure, your damaged disc will start healing, which is a continuous process over the next 12 months.