Many medical treatments can be difficult to go through. Fortunately, as technology improves, so does our knowledge of the human body and the swiftness and ease of medically treating it.
These recent breakthroughs in surgical technology have led to quality procedures like a percutaneous discectomy. For those suffering with herniated disks and other similar ailments, a percutaneous discectomy may just be what you need.
The percutaneous discectomy is a non-surgical procedure that is mainly used to treat patients with pain in the neck and back from symptoms associated with herniated disks in the lumbar region.
Essentially, vertebrae disks are small pouches of padding between each spinal vertebra that help reduce the constant impact of our bodies. When these pillows of support become strained, they can bulge out and irritate the spinal cord and pain nerves, causing pain for the patient.
With the help of x-ray technology to guide movement, a percutaneous discectomy will involve Dekompressors that are inserted into the pain area to remove the damaged tissue by suction, trimming or heat to destroy the herniated disk.
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Due to the minimally invasive nature of a percutaneous discectomy, there are many benefits to this popular treatment option. Among them are:
- High success rate
- Designed to correct issue, not just treat it
- Minimal scarring
- Patients can often go home the same day
- Quick rehabilitation
At Total Pain Care in New Jersey, our physicians and staff have the proficient techniques for your pain management needs. Contact our offices in New Jersey online for a FREE consultation, or call us at 973.754.2499.