What is Plasma Nucleoplasty?
Plasma nucleoplasty is not a surgery but a non-surgical procedure. During the procedure, a special needle that emits high-frequency heat energy is inserted into the herniated disc while watching the disc through the real-time imaging device without any incisions. Then, heat is applied to the disc in order to shrink and coagulate the herniated disc and to reduce the disc consequentially. Plasma Nucleoplasty uses the low temperature of radio frequency heating at around 60 degrees and thus reduces the adhesion of the surrounding tissue. Through this, side effects and complications are minimized while the success rate of treatment is maximized.
- The treatment is possible within 30 minutes without an incision.
- Due to the procedure under local anesthesia, there are no complications from general anesthesia or side effects.
- Because the procedure is done by examining the disc through a real-time imaging device, it is safe.
Treatment Principles of Plasma Nucleoplasty
- Herniated Disc
- Chronic back pain
- When physical therapy, medication and injection therapy have little effect.
- Excessive work should be avoided during the recovery period. The period may vary depending on the patient's condition.
- After the procedure, the treatment effects can be improved by the combined use of both the therapy of injections that strengthens the ligament and the therapy of nutrient injections for pain immunity that can control the immune system and enhance the body’s capability to resist pain.
- As one of the most important programs to prevent the recurrence of spinal disorders, an exercise program for strengthening deep muscle in conjunction is necessary because it is conducted after the pain is controlled to some extent, please consult your healthcare professional.