Cervical Spine Percutaneous Laser Discectomy patient education 3D animations. Sudden trauma or gradual degeneration can weaken the annulus fibrosis or wall of the intervertebral disc. The pressure of the bulge against the surrounding structures causes neck pain and the pressure against the nerve root causes arm pain. Percutaneous discectomy is a minimally invasive disc decompression technique which is performed through a needle. The discectomy removes some nucleus material from the intervertebral disc whilst minimizing damage to the adjacent tissues. The removal of nucleus material decreases the pressure in disc, which can result in the contained disc herniation retracting, seen in patient education 3D animations. This can lead to a decrease in neck and arm pain. The percutaneous approach decreases the pain, complications and recovery time, and maximizes the spine's strength and stability after the procedure.
Cervical Spine Percutaneous Laser Discectomy patient education 3D animations