What Is a Nucleoplasty Procedure?

A Nucleoplasty procedure is a minimally invasive therapy that uses imaging guidance to treat chronic back and limb (arm or leg) pain brought on by a slipped disc.

Patients suffering from a disc herniation who have not responded well to conservative care are primary candidates for plasma disc decompression. By removing a small amount of disc tissue, the treatment aims to relieve pressure on the nerves, effectively reducing pain and improving the mobility.

On average, the nucleoplasty procedure should take an hour. If you suffer from debilitative pain due to a slipped disc or have chronic back and leg pain lasting more than 6 weeks, consider seeking a consultation to review your options for a nucleoplasty procedure by our specialists in Singapore.

Why Opt For A Nucleoplasty Procedure?

Many patients undergo a nucleoplasty procedure for a variety of reasons.

The procedure itself is minimally invasive, without the need for general anesthesia. Risks are also lower than complex open surgery. Usually a same-day procedure, most patients can return home on the day of the procedure. Finally, the nucleoplasty offers patients with a quicker recovery period.

Although the procedure risks are low, it is important to highlight some of the following risks. They include:

  • Soreness
  • Bleeding
  • Disc and spinal infections
  • Leakage of spinal fluid
  • Nerve injury

Consult Our Pain Specialists Today

Our pain specialists at Novena Pain Management Centre are committed to helping you achieve a better quality of life, through effective pain relief management. We hope that with personalised treatment, further need for surgery can be reduced. Should you need to consult our pain doctors to find out more about the nucleoplasty procedures, do get in touch.

We can be reached via telephone at +65 6694 3833 or email us at info@novenapain.com. Alternatively, fill out our online enquiry form and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to helping you in any way we can.