Percutaneous Disc Decompression

Sometimes an intervertebral disc can herniate and cause compression of a nerve root, leading to a condition called radiculopathy (commonly referred to as sciatica.) Historically these herniations are treated by an open surgery whereby a portion of the disc is removed and the nerve is decompressed. Today, these surgeries are minimally invasive and are performed through very small incisions.

Recently newer techniques allow this decompression to be performed through a needle. Typically the patients who benefit from this procedure are ones who have a contained, herniated disc. This disc decompression is performed under live imaging and disc material is usually removed through the needle via aspiration/cutting, chemical destruction, laser destruction, high water pressure, or coblation.

To learn more about our percutaneous disc decompression treatment option, contact us.