The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh

Avoid Back and neck surgery with our IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment program for sciatica, degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, herniated disc, and bulging discs.

Dr. Richard Rafferty, Owner & Clinical Director of The Disc Institute ® of Pittsburgh explains the difference between your condition and its root cause. Watch this video so you won’t overlook the fact that there is a real problem that caused your condition in the first place…and the reason your condition continues to get worse.

Avoid Back & Neck Surgery

The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh is the breakthrough you’ve been looking for…

If you’re like most people who suffer from serious disc conditions, you’ve spend months and even years bouncing from one treatment to another, trying to find something that will relieve your pain. You might have tried chiropractic, physical therapy, epidural injections, laser, and even have back surgery in a desperate attempt to fix your problem.

But what you don’t know is that you haven’t been treating your problem at all. The real problem has been overlooked, and your disc is still slowly dying…which is why nothing you have tried so far has provided any lasting results.

If this sounds like your situation, you are not alone. (Watch the video for a detailed explanation.)

Many of our patients have been in a similar situation, and have found lasting results with our IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment, which helped them avoid back surgery or neck surgery.

Discover the Root Cause of Your Condition…

If you’re suffering from sciatica, degenerative disc disease, herniated disc, bulging disc, or spinal stenosis, it can feel like your condition and the pain are taking over your life. But just treating the symptoms that your condition is causing doesn’t correct the reason those conditions are there in the first place. And because your underlying problem has not yet been addressed, all of the treatments you have tried so far (chiropractic, epidural injections, physical therapy, back surgery, etc) have failed to provide you lasting relief or reverse the problem.

The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh is a unique treatment center that treats the underlying problem, and has helped many patients just like you avoid spinal surgery. Our IntraDiscNutrosis® is a medical breakthrough for treating sciatica, bulging disc, herniated disc, degenerative disc disease, and serious disc-related symptoms without surgery.

To avoid back surgery and find out if you are a candidate for IntraDiscNutrosis®, contact our office today.

All of the following conditions are the result of a single underlying problem that has been isolated and identified by the experts at The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh.


When something like a herniated disc irritates or puts pressure on your sciatic nerve, it can cause many different symptoms including pain, numbness, tingling, etc. Since it is the largest nerve in your body, the effects of an irritated sciatic nerve can be felt anywhere between your low back and feet…
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Bulging Discs

A lot of people don’t realize that a bulging disc is really a herniated disc. The process that causes herniated discs is causing your disc to bulge outward…
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Spinal Stenosis

When bone or soft tissue occupies or restricts the space in your spinal column that is reserved for your spinal cord and nerve roots, the resulting condition is called Spinal Stenosis…
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Herniated Discs

If you have a herniated disc (sometimes called a “slipped disc”), then the inner material of your intervertebral disc has managed to leak through the outer protective rings of your disc…
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Degenerative Discs

When the discs in your spine lose the natural mechanism that delivers the water and nutrients your discs needs to stay healthy, the disc itself begins to die. That dying process of the disc is called degeneration…
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Numbness & Tingling

If you are experiencing a feeling of numbness or tingling in your arms, hands, legs or feet, you may have a serious disc condition that is causing those sensations. Now is the time to get it evaluated before it gets worse…
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A true medical breakthrough backed by research…

Dr. Paul Thomlinson, a Ph.D. research scientist specializing in health care evaluation, recently conducted two independent, third-party medical studies of the effectiveness of The Disc Institute’s IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment program. The studies utilized sophisticated, random selection of a large and statistically valid sample of patients receiving care at The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh.

The results of his studies showed IntraDiscNutrosis® is an effective and lasting solution for people with serious disc issues.

98% of The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh’s typical patients experienced clinically significant improvement, and even 3 years after treatment was completed, IntraDiscNutrosis® proved to have a 96% success rate.

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Our typical patients experience a 98% success rate with IntraDiscNutrosis ® and successfully avoid back surgery

The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh specializes in treatment for sciatica, bulging disc, herniated disc, and degenerative disc conditions that cause back or neck pain…to help you avoid spinal surgery.

Located in Sewickley, PA just 2 Minutes off of the I-79 Wexford Exit, The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh is the only facility in the entire Pittsburgh area that offers the IntraDiscNutrosis® treatment for bulging discs, herniated discs, degenerative discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica without surgery or injections.

Dr. Richard Rafferty
Owner & Clinic Director
The Disc Institute® of Pittsburgh

Call (412) 906-9600

Sciatica, spinal stenosis, bulging disc, herniated disc, degenerative disc, non-surgical treatment center in Pittsburgh, PA - Pittsburgh Disc Institute.
2591 Wexford Bayne Rd Suite 403

The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh is a unique treatment center that has helped thousands of patients just like you. Our IntraDiscNutrosis is a medical breakthrough for treating bulging, herniated or degenerative discs and serious disc-related symptoms without surgery. The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh has one primary goal: to help you avoid back or neck surgery.

Dr. Richard Rafferty and his team have personally developed this unique treatment and its protocols. And they have achieved the best solution with the highest patient outcomes, (backed by studies) in a setting that is focused on healing and repairing bad discs, while accomplishing lasting pain relief, with a positive impact on the quality of life for the patient.

In fact, two independent, randomized, third-party medical studies confirm that The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh has a 98% success rate in obtaining significant improvement and lasting results for their typical patients.

Our typical patients are from areas like:

  • Pittsburgh
  • Sewickley
  • Ross Township
  • Mt Lebanon
  • Homestead
  • McCandless
  • Penn Hills
  • Bethel Park
  • Green Tree
  • Warrendale
  • Cranberry Twp
  • Harmony
  • Rochester
  • Monroeville
  • Butler
  • Murrysville
  • And many other cities in Pennsylvania & Ohio

The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh is uniquely focused on disc problems, conditions and symptoms.

Conditions that we treat include:

  • Bulging Disc
  • Herniated Disc
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Sciatica
  • Numbness in the arm, leg, hand, or foot
  • Failed Back Surgery
  • Tingling in the arms, legs, hands, or feet

Disc issues can affect anyone of any age, but the outdated standard of care does not address the cause, and that leads patients to ineffective and dangerous procedures like epidural injections and spinal surgery.

Treatment at The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh employs our IntraDiscNutrosis. This is a non-surgical process that supports the simple biological fact that discs are comprised of living tissue, which has the ability to self-repair.

IntraDiscNutrosis is a completely unique form of treatment that turns on the disc’s self-repair process: it is not physical therapy, chiropractic, pain management, epidural injections, or spinal surgery.

There is no down time, no pain during the procedure, and no side effects.

It is important to understand that treatment at The Disc Institute of Pittsburgh may not be appropriate for every situation. Contact our office today to see if you qualify for our innovative approach to disc repair.

With 4 Locations in: Minnesota, Pennsylvania, Michigan & North Carolina to help you avoid back surgery.