Lumbar percutaneous mechanical decompression is a minimally invasive and highly effective treatment for low back pain caused by contained herniated discs and protruding discs. The procedure is designed to alleviate pressure on a compressed nerve by directly excising the disc that is compressing the nerve root. Decompression of the nerve root may restore functionality and alleviate pain in patients with low back pain.
Herniated discs press against the nerve, causing debilitating pain. During lumbar percutaneous mechanical disc decompression, a physician will remove a portion of the nucleus pulposus using a special medical device. This removes pressure from the nerve and relieves pain. Percutaneous mechanical disc decompression is considered minimally invasive and effective.
Indications for percutaneous mechanical disc decompression include the following: