Percutaneous laser disk decompression (PLDD) is known to be the “minimally invasive” treatment modality for contained lumbar disk herniation. It is well acknowledged in Orthopedic treatments.
PLDD is proven to be safe and effective. Apart from being minimally invasive, it is performed in an outpatient setting, requires no general anesthesia, results in no scarring or spinal instability and certainly reduces rehabilitation time.
As per the orthopedic experts, the treatment is performed percutaneously, so morbidity is expected to be lower and the convalescence period is postulated to be shorter than for conventional surgery. It can be considered a suitable choice in treating patients with chronic low back pain caused by a disc protrusion.
Surgeons are using effectively in case of Cervical problems where one or more cervical disc herniation is found. It is used for Neck pain, shoulder pain, bilateral and numbness.