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Percutaneous Discectomy (Nucleoplasty)

A percutaneous discectomy, which is also called nucleoplasty, is an alternative treatment approach for a herniated disc. The purpose of this procedure is to remove or reduce the inflamed tissue and excess fluid that surrounds the herniated disc as the damaged tissue is usually the cause of the pain that is experienced. The removal of this tissue reduces pressure on the spinal nerves and leads to dramatic pain relief.