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plasma disc decompression

edited 06/11/2012 - 8:29 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
Has anyone heard of plasma disc decompression surgery or had it done? My neuro surgeon
is wanting me to have this done. I have L4/L5 herniated disc and annular tear also at L5/S1 to.


  • Hi Tracie, I just posted to the forum recently asking if anyone had heard of this procedure as my ortho doc recommended it for me (L4/L5 herniated disc) after three epidural injections didn't correct the issue. I didn't get any responses on the forum so I did a search on the site and found someone who had it done. I e-mailed him and he said it was successful but relief only lasted for eight months in his case. I read the brochure that the ortho gave me about it and I may still schedule the procedure, as it is less invasive than a microdisectomy. No problem with scar tissue. My doc said that he has had a high success rate with the procedure. I know it's hard to think of yourself as a guinea pig for a new procedure especially when no one on THIS SITE has heard of it. I'll let you know if I decide to have it done or contact me please if you have it done. Good luck to us both for good outcomes and NO MORE PAIN!
  • I'm waiting for the office to call and sch'l the appt.
    They didn't get me a brochure or nothing on it. My surgeon
    doesn't have very good chair side manners his a very good
    surgeon just no manners. lol
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