Percutaneous Discectomy in San Antonio, TX

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About Percutaneous Discectomy

Also referred to as percutaneous disc decompression, a percutaneous discectomy is provided to alleviate pressure from injured and damaged intervertebral discs. Intervertebral discs are the round, spongy cushions within your vertebrae that are useful in absorbing shock and giving you the ability to bend and twist your back effectively. As we age, the discs may start to become brittle with less water content. For some patients, the disc may have ruptured or bulged out from their correct position, putting pressure on nearby nerves. If not effectively cared for, an impaired disc might cause pain, weakness, and numbness in the arms, back, and/or legs. However, in a few cases, the disc may be able to heal with rest and physical therapy, but a percutaneous discectomy might be needed in more advanced cases. Our team of pain management specialists at Tricity Pain Associates offers percutaneous discectomy procedures to alleviate the pressure on the discs and give you the ability to live without discomfort. To learn more, contact our innovative San Antonio, TX facility to schedule an initial consultation with one of our experienced physicians.

Discectomy Treatment

As an outpatient procedure, a percutaneous discectomy is performed with the use of either a local or general anesthetic. Lasting around 30 minutes, the process starts with the placement of a needle into the intervertebral disc. Next, a probe is placed through the needle into the disc and the necessary bone and ligaments are removed from the bulging or herniated disc to alleviate pressure on the disc and nearby areas. You can expect to feel some pressure during the procedure, but it should not be painful.

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