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Disc Nucleoplasty – Benefits, Procedure & Treatment from Best Hospitals & Top Spine Surgeons in India

Nucleoplasty: A New Advancement for Incision Free Treatment of Herniated or Slipped Disc, Chronic Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

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Nucleoplasty: A New Advancement for Incision Free Treatment of Herniated or Slipped Disc, Chronic Lower Back Pain and Sciatica


Cervical disc is a piece of specialized tissue that separates the vertebral bones of the spinal column in the neck and Nucleoplasty is an advanced minimally invasive procedure used to reduce disc pressure in patients suffering from discogenic (disc related) backache. During the procedure, an instrument is introduced through a needle and placed into the center of the disc where a series of channels are created to remove tissue from the nucleus.

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. A herniated disc may occur suddenly in an event such as a fall or an accident, or may occur gradually with repetitive straining of the spine.Request a Call BackRequest a Call Back

Benefits of Disc Nucleoplasty for Herniated or Slipped Disc, Chronic Lower Back Pain, Sciatica

Benefits of Disc Nucleoplasty
  • Its an Outpatient Procedure which is done in less than one hour and under local anaesthesia. Less anxiety to the patient and no risks associated with general anesthesia.
  • Minimally Invasive, Scarless , Minimal Pain & discomfort to the patient
  • Quick recovery and return back to active work life
  • Minimal Tissue trauma and no risk of complications that may result from open surgery
  • Quick Symptom relief within two weeks of undergoing the Nucleoplasty Surgery.

Who is The Best Candidate for Nucleoplasty ?

  • People having chronic back pain, back fatigue and who have not responded to rest, medical intervention (including steroid injection), and/or physical therapy
  • Person having a disc herniation i.e. the cushion that sits between the spinal vertebras is pushed outside its normal position.
  • One who suffers from contained spinal disc herniation i.e. pain radiating down the leg or arm accompanied by some back pain, which has not responded to conservative care
  • Inflammation and severe chronic pain, particularly in cases where the nerve roots are pinched or irritated.

How is Nucleoplasty Performed?

The procedure is performed in an advanced surgical center with fluoroscopic (x-ray) guidance. Nucleoplasty is done with the patient lying on the stomach. Intravenous sedation is given to help with comfort and relaxation. The skin is cleaned with an antiseptic solution and the back is numbed with a local anesthetic before the procedure is performed. The patient is monitored with an electrocardiogram, blood pressure cuff and blood oxygen-monitoring device.

Treatment Before Procedure

Medical evaluation includes a physical exam. Diagnostic tests such as MRI (magnetic resonance imaging), steroid injection or discography may be conducted to diagnose and locate the symptomatic disc herniation and determine if the procedure is appropriate.

Treatment During The Procedure

Treatment During The Procedure

Nucleoplasty requires the patient to lie on his/her stomach for the lumbar procedure or back for the cervical procedure. This is typically performed with minimal anesthesia requirements. A small nick is made in the skin near the spine, and a needle is inserted. The decompression device, called a SpineWand, is then inserted through the needle into the disc and activated to remove tissue. The device and the needle are removed and the small nick is covered with a bandage.

Treatment After Procedure

Patients are required to remain for observation for one to two hours after the procedure. Often patients are then released to rest for one to three days with limited sitting or walking.Post a QueryPost a Query

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