About Percutaneous Discectomy
Percutaneous discectomy, also called percutaneous disc decompression, is a minimally invasive procedure our physicians perform to relieve pressure and pain in the spine resulting from damaged intervertebral discs. These spongy discs serve as shock absorbers between the bones of your spine (vertebrae) and enable you to move your back with proper function. As we age, the intervertebral discs begin to lose water and often become brittle, leading to deterioration. These discs may also bulge or rupture, which increases pressure on adjacent nerves and other tissues. In some cases, damaged discs can heal and resolve on their own through rest and physical therapy sessions. Without proper treatment and care, however, many patients may experience numbness, pain, or weakness in the back, legs, or arms. Tricity Pain Associates is pleased to offer percutaneous discectomy for advanced cases of damaged intervertebral discs. This procedure can relieve pain and pressure within the spine, allowing you to enjoy greater comfort in your daily life. Reach out to our South Austin or Round Rock, TX facility today and find the solutions you need for better-quality living.
Percutaneous Discectomy Reviews
"Having had a discectomy operation due to two herniated discs in my lower back, I continued to experience damaged nerve pain in my back that went down my left left. Dr Kim analysed the MRI results and proceeded to treat me. After the first visit I walked out feeling great. The treatment continued for three months and the damaged nerve pain has now gone and my range of motion is almost back to normal. I highly recommend Dr Kim if you are in pain - I cannot praise his knowledge and treatments enough. I'd give ten stars if they were available,"- K.M. / Google / May 26, 2021
Performed under local or general anesthetic, discectomy is an outpatient procedure that generally takes around 30 minutes to complete. Once you are comfortable, our specialists will begin the procedure by inserting a tube-like needle into the affected intervertebral disc. A decompression device will then be threaded through the needle into the disc, allowing our specialists to remove damaged tissues and relieve pressure within the area. While you should not experience any pain during the procedure, you may notice pressure in the treatment area. We will monitor you for a short time before releasing you to go home.
Learn more about percutaneous discectomy and your options for care at Tricity Pain Associates by reserving your consultation at our South Austin or Round Rock, TX practice location.