This is a procedure to treat a herniated disc. That’s a bulging disc in your spine. Getting rid of the bulge can relieve pressure on your nerves. It can relieve pain in your lower back and your legs.
A dekompressor discectomy is a procedure to remove the section of a herniated disc that is irritating a nerve and causing you pain. This is known as a minimally invasive procedure because the surgeon uses a small needle-like instrument guided by a fluoroscope. During the procedure, the surgeon inserts a probe with a rotating tip through the needle to reach your herniated disc. The rotating tip carves away the bone, which creates more space for the nerve, relieving the pressure and stopping the pain.
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This minimally-invasive procedure quickly relieves pain in most patients. The procedure can be performed on an outpatient basis using a gentle, relaxing medicine and local anesthetic. Call us today to schedule an appointment with one of our spinal specialists.
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