Percutaneous Discectomy: Minimally Invasive Pain Relief
What is Percutaneous Discectomy?
Percutaneous Discectomy is a state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedure designed to provide effective pain relief for individuals suffering from certain spinal disc problems. As a pain management specialist, I am thrilled to offer this advanced treatment option to my patients who experience debilitating back pain or leg pain caused by herniated or bulging discs.
What can Percutaneous Discectomy treat?
Percutaneous Discectomy is particularly effective in treating conditions such as herniated discs, bulging discs, and disc protrusions that put pressure on the surrounding nerves, leading to pain, tingling, numbness, or weakness in the back, buttocks, or legs. It is a valuable alternative to traditional open surgery for eligible candidates.
How is Percutaneous Discectomy administered?
During the procedure, I utilize fluoroscopy (real-time X-ray) guidance to precisely target the affected disc. A small incision is made in the skin above the disc, through which specialized instruments are introduced. These instruments help me remove the damaged or protruding part of the disc, alleviating pressure on the nerves and reducing pain.
Percutaneous Discectomy is an outpatient procedure, meaning you can typically return home the same day. The recovery time is significantly shorter compared to traditional open surgery.
Risks of Percutaneous Discectomy:
While Percutaneous Discectomy is a safe procedure with a high success rate, like any medical intervention, it does carry some risks. Potential risks include infection, bleeding, nerve damage, or adverse reactions to anesthesia.
If you are experiencing persistent back pain or leg pain, and conservative treatments have not provided adequate relief, Percutaneous Discectomy might be the answer you’ve been looking for.
Don’t let pain hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards a pain-free life by scheduling an appointment with Dr. Edward Rubin.