A discectomy removes part of a herniated disc because it is irritating a nerve and causing pain. In this minimally invasive procedure, a small needle is advanced to the herniated disc guided by a fluroscope. A probe with a rotating tip is then inserted through the needle to reach the herniated disc.
When the probe is turned on, its tip drills away part of the disc nucleus, creating space for the herniated disc wall and relieving pressure on the nerve. The dekompressor discectomy is used to preserve or restore neurological function, stabilize spinal segments, improve functional status, and relieve pain. Generally, the operation is performed on patients who have had back and leg pain for at least six weeks, usually as of a result of undue pressure exerted on a nerve.
Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists is recognized as an industry leader in pain management. We have a state-of-the-art facility in Reno, Nevada, that allows for us to offer the highest possible level of quality care of our patients.
We are committed to providing a comprehensive and multi-disciplinary approach for each individual’s pain complaints to provide the most appropriate care. Our approach includes analysis of biomechanics, joint motion, as well as skeletal, nerve and muscle tissues. Every individual is evaluated for the root cause of their pain – not just a “quick fix” approach to only provide symptomatic relief.
Your pain will be evaluated with latest diagnostic tools and technologies used by the professionals at Nevada Advanced Pain Specialists to make accurate assessments including: EMG/Nerve testing, MRIs, x-rays, bone scans, and diagnostic pain injections.