Radiofrequency Disc Decompression (Nucleoplasty)
Radiofrequency Disc Decompression is a non-surgical treatment option by inserting a needle into the bulged disc and emitting radio waves to dissolve the enlarged disc and decompress. The process would be performed under local anesthesia, avoiding the risk of general anesthesia. It does not require muscle incision, resulting in minimized muscle pain. Minimized nerve damage and a brief hospital stay are additional advantages.
- Patients with herniated discs of cervical or lumbar spine
- Patients with mild degenerative changes
- Patients who had minimal effect from conventional treatments such as physiotherapy
- Patients who are afraid of surgery
- Patients who had conditions hindering general anesthesia