When herniated discs apply pressure or contact on nerve endings, the level of pain often makes life debilitating. Problems of cervical vertebrae, and herniations and disc prolapses in the lumbar sections are an unfortunate side effect of modern day living where unnatural seating positions for extended lengths of time have become commonplace in the spheres of work. Work related spinal issues have increased at an alarming rate across the spectrum of work environments.
Endoscopic discectomy is a boon for relieving pain in several types of disc compression or disc prolapse situations. Mainly for herniated discs, endoscopic spinal surgery is the only remedy and it is such a great procedure that it can be actually performed as outpatient. There is no real need for hospitalisation, and the patient gets to leave very soon after completion of the procedure. There is also very minimal surface scarring and the requirement for cosmesis is negligible to none.
There are four major forms of disc related issues that would require immediate intervention.
- Herniated discs
- Protruded discs
- Extruded discs, and
- Degenerative discs.
Keyhole incision is made and a guided wire is sent along with the endoscope and the light source. The surgeon remotely manipulates the instrument removing the portions of herniated disc and the pulpouses. The patient experiences instant relief from pain. With the endoscope the surgeon can have perfect view of the procedure and can work with pinpoint precision.
In the same manner for extruded discs and protruded discs, through a keyhole incision guide wires can be sent to tighten vertebrae and compressing torn cartilages and thereby reducing pain entirely. There are keyhole incisions made at the spine where the disc issue has been recognized and the entire procedure lasts for half an hour.
Endoscopic discectomy is mainly a pain free, scar free way of instant solution to disc related injuries or problems. One of the major positive points of this procedure is that general anesthesia can be avoided, and the patient is always on access to the surgeon and therefore the surgeon has a great advantage when it comes to affirmations that can be got from the patient in the course of the process.