Percutaneous Decompression

What Is Percutaneous Decompression?

The use of percutaneous procedures to decompress intervertebral discs dates back to the 1960’s. Early procedures showed conclusively that percutaneous disc decompression effectively relieves pain for appropriate patients. Early procedures had limitations, and so over the years, a variety of more advanced techniques have been developed. An advanced form of percutaneous discectomy developed to date uses a plasma technology to remove tissue from the center of the disc. As pressure is relieved, pain is reduced, consistent with the clinical results of earlier percutaneous discectomy procedures. There is little tissue trauma and recovery times may be improved in many patients.

How It Helps

Percutaneous Decompression can help relieve pain caused by sciatica, radiculopathy and axial pain.
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