What is Lumbar Spine Discoplasty

 What is lumbar spine discoplasty and how does it aid in pain management?

As its name suggests, discoplasty is a treatment to relieve lower back pain. Commonly experienced by many in Singapore, lower back pain can be caused by several reasons, such as muscular problems, degenerated discs, herniated discs, and more. One main reason for spine pains is the compromise on the spinal discs. Consisting of the disc nucleus (pulposus) and a fibrous outer layer (annulus), disc hernias are created when the annulus ruptures. A fragment of the pulposus is hence pushed out, compressing the nerve roots. Lumbar spine discoplasty is thus a disc intervention that reduces herniated discs in a minimally invasive manner. There are typically two forms of discoplasty: percutaneous laser discoplasty and intradiscal gel injection (discogel) – both eliminating the pressure that was put on the nerve roots.

Why is Discoplasty Recommended in Singapore?

 A type of laser spine surgery, discoplasty is also known as Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS). With technological advancements, traditional open surgeries are no longer the only option when undergoing spine surgery. This applies to both intradiscal gel injection and laser discoplasty. The former introduces a solution that unifies the pulposus to its initial form through osmotic pressure. The latter, as with most other laser spine surgeries, lasts for a few minutes and will be performed under local anaesthetic. Conducted on an outpatient basis, most patients will be able to return home on the day of the procedure. Post-operative discomfort is minimal, and the pain relief typically becomes apparent in under five weeks.

Seek Help From Our Pain Specialists Today

 At Novena Pain Management Centre, our spine doctors in Singapore are accredited in the utilisation of various equipment and have ascertained both local and international expertise, making our team reliable when it comes to facilitating pain management. If you are suffering from chronic pain, seek consultation with us to see how minimally invasive procedures like lumbar spine discoplasty can help mitigate the pain.

Seeking early treatment not only diagnoses causes of pain and finding effective solutions for it, but early intervention also helps identify possible health risks. We can be reached via telephone at +65 6694 3833 or emailed at info@novenapain.com.

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