About Percutaneous Discectomy
When excess pressure is placed on spinal nerves, it can cause severe pain, numbness, or muscle weakness. The intense pressure can happen for a variety of reasons, including a herniated disc, spinal stenosis with herniation, or osteoporosis. As we age or because of disease and injury, the spongey material in between each spinal vertebra may become dislodged. These cushion-like discs provide stability and minimize shock to the spine, and when they become damaged, it may cause painful symptoms in the neck, back, or legs. Our team at Tricity Pain Associates in Corpus Christi, TX is proud to offer an innovative procedure, like percutaneous discectomy, to help our patients live more comfortably and safely manage pain. Thank you for entrusting us with your pain management needs. We invite you to schedule an appointment with one of our friendly staff members.
"I am so grateful for Tricity Pain Management they actually listen and care. I had a bad experience with another Pain Management years ago with a very extensive shoulder surgery and so you could say it was so good to have a a PA like James Houston to take care of me. Daniel his assistant is super kind as well. I wished my insurance company Atena cared like TriCity. This has been a very tough and trying season of my life. If you have a issue share it and they will listen. Thank you for caring during it."- A.L. / Google / Aug 18, 2022
"Everyone was super nice. Dr. Houston was great."- W.F. / Google / Jun 28, 2022
"This is the only place to go if you want top quality care and support. Everyone is extremely professional and polite, Mr. Houston is the best in the business. Only place I will attend. I was set up with an appointment promptly, my MRIs were submitted in an expedited manner and all my needs were met."- R.J. / Google / May 06, 2022
"I am happy there. Dr. is going the extra mile. I have been to other Doctors no one tried as hard. You have to realize they can only do so much. The other place lost my x-ray and never ordered another. You will be sorry if you leave"- M.C. / Google / Jul 19, 2021
"I am happy there. Dr. is going the extra mile. I have been to other Doctors no one tried as hard. You have to realize they can only do so much. The other place lost my x-ray and never ordered another. You will be sorry if you leave"- M.C. / Google / Jul 09, 2021
Lasting only for 30 – 60 minutes, a percutaneous discectomy is minimally invasive and an outpatient procedure. At your appointment, we start by asking you to lie comfortably on your stomach, and we will use advanced x-ray technology to display live footage of the spine and internal structures. Next, we will numb your treatment area and give you a sedative to ensure you remain relaxed throughout the procedure. During the procedure, a tube-like apparatus is placed into the incision and then a decompression device is threaded into the tube to eliminate the excess disc material from the area causing pain. In this part, you may experience some slight pressure. Once we complete the procedure and before sending you home, we will monitor you for a little bit and provide aftercare instructions.
Receive additional information about percutaneous discectomy treatments by calling our friendly staff in Corpus Christi, TX.