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 factors, such as muscular issues, degenerated discs and herniated or slipped discs. One of the more common causes for spinal pain are disc problems. The disc itself is divided into the disc nucleus (pulposus) and a fibrous outer layer (annulus). Disc herniations occur when the annulus ruptures or weakens sufficiently for the nucleus to protrude (a slipped disc). This may result in irritation or compression of the nerve roots nearby. Lumbar spine discoplasty is hence a disc intervention that aims to reduce or shrink such herniated discs, in a minimally invasive manner, with the entire procedure done using specially tailored needles only. General anaesthesia is not required though patients may be sedated for comfort.
Why is Discoplasty / Nucleoplasty Suggested in Singapore?
This is a Minimally Invasive Procedure. With technological advancements, traditional open surgeries are no longer the only options when dealing with spine problems. This applies to both disc annuloplasty and nucleoplasty. Risks are expected to be lower and general anaesthesia is often not required. Most patients undergo such procedures on an outpatient basis, and 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 two weeks.
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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 email@example.com.
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