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COBLATION NUCLEOPLASTY

Although low back pain can have many causes, frequently the problem is a `contained herniated disc`. When a disc herniates it expands beyond its normal size, forming a bulge on one side. If it is close to a nerve, it is likely to cause pressure that results in mild to severe leg pain in the lower back and/ or leg. For many people, the pain can be relieved by rest, medicines, injections or physical therapy. Unfortunately this does not always help. In the past people who continued to have pain were forced to consider major back surgery with weeks or months of recovery time. Disc Nucleoplasty may offer a less invasive alternative.

What is disc nucleoplasty?

Disc nucleoplasty is a significant medical advancement in the treatment of contained herniated discs. Because of its new technology, disc nucleoplasty is a minimally invasive procedure. It is a fast treatment that requires only local anaesthesia and a mild sedative. Recovery is rapid with no bracing needed.

How it works.

The procedure is much like having an epidural steroid injection. First you will be given a local anaesthetic. Then the doctor will insert a needle into the centre of the herniated disc. The needle emits radio waves that dissolve excess tissue, reducing the size of the bulge. This relieves the pressure inside the disc and also on the nerves. When the pressure is relieved, the pain is relieved.

Disc nucleoplasty’s new clinically proven technology allows for quick recovery.

Over 10,000 people worldwide have had nucleoplasty with no major side effects. Of these 10,000 people, only 3 had complications. In each case, the complications were considered minor and non-threatening and were quickly resolved.

High patient satisfaction

A recent study found that 89% of patients were satisfied with the results of disc nucleoplasty.

Please discuss your suitability for this treatment with one of the Oving clinic doctors.

If you have further questions please contact us.

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