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Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression

Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression is a minimally invasive procedure designed to remove disc material causing pain. This advanced technique effectively treats contained disc herniations by reducing nerve pressure and providing significant pain relief. At CFIPain, we offer this cutting-edge treatment to help our patients achieve better mobility and a higher quality of life.

What is Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression?

Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression involves the removal of a portion of a herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure is performed using a small, specialized instrument that is inserted through a tiny incision in the back. This instrument allows the physician to remove the problematic disc material without the need for large incisions or open surgery, making it a safer and less invasive option for patients.

How Does Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression Work?

The primary goal of Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression is to relieve the pressure on the spinal nerves caused by herniated disc material. During the procedure, a small probe is inserted into the herniated disc through a tiny incision in the skin. The probe then uses suction, laser, or mechanical tools to remove the portion of the disc that is causing nerve compression. By decompressing the affected nerve, this procedure alleviates pain and improves function.

Conditions Treated with Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression

Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression is primarily used to treat contained disc herniations.

This condition occurs when the inner gel-like substance of the disc (nucleus pulposus) protrudes through a tear in the outer layer of the disc (annulus fibrosus) but remains within the disc space. The herniated disc material can press on nearby nerves, causing pain, numbness, and weakness in the affected area. This procedure is particularly effective for patients who experience the following symptoms:

• Lower Back Pain: Persistent pain in the lower back due to herniated discs.

• Leg Pain and Numbness: Pain, tingling, or numbness in the legs (sciatica) caused by nerve compression from herniated discs.

• Reduced Mobility: Difficulty walking or standing for extended periods due to pain and weakness in the legs.

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Benefits of Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression

There are several benefits to using Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression for the treatment of contained disc herniations, including:

• Reduced Pain: By removing the herniated disc material that is pressing on the nerves, this procedure provides significant pain relief.

• Improved Mobility: Patients often experience improved ability to walk and stand for longer periods without pain, enhancing their overall quality of life.

• Minimally Invasive: The procedure is performed through a small incision, reducing the risks and recovery time associated with traditional open surgery.

• Outpatient Procedure: Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression can be performed on an outpatient basis, allowing patients to return home the same day and resume normal activities with minimal downtime.

• Faster Recovery: Due to its minimally invasive nature, the procedure typically results in a quicker recovery compared to more invasive surgical options.

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Potential Risks and Side Effects

While Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression is generally safe, there are potential risks and side effects, including:

Temporary increase in pain at the incision site

Soreness or bruising at the incision site

Infection (rare)

Bleeding (rare)

Allergic reaction to the anesthesia or medications (rare)


Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression offers a valuable treatment option for individuals suffering from contained disc herniations. By removing the herniated disc material and reducing nerve pressure, this procedure provides significant pain relief and improved mobility, allowing patients to regain their quality of life. If you are experiencing chronic lower back pain and difficulty walking due to herniated discs, consult with our specialists at CFIPain to determine if Percutaneous Discectomy Disc Decompression is the right treatment for you.

How to Get Started

Ready to take the first step towards a pain-free life? Call us today at 352-559-0354 or fill out our online form to schedule your appointment.

Our friendly staff is here to assist you with any questions and guide you through the process. Don’t wait—start your journey to better health today!