Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression is an efficient, safe and cost-effective way to treat herniated intervertebral discs and some other medical conditions.
PLLD means Percutaneous Laser Disc Decompression. We call a medical procedure percutaneous, when a part of the body or organ is accessed through the skin, with the help of a fine needle rather than through a larger cut made with a scalpel.
L stands for laser, indicating that during this type of surgery laser is used to treat a condition – in this case to vaporize the nucleus pulposus in the disc space of your spine.
Disc decompression is – as the name suggests – a process where they pressure in the affected area is released to reduce pain.