Description of Condition
Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a minimally invasive procedure for treating therapy-resistant, radiologically and neurologically manifest slipped discs, predominantly in the lumbar and lumbosacral area.
A slipped disk presses on a nerve, causing pain, numbness, or weakness in the area of the body to which the nerve goes. Depending on the position of the herniated disc, pain could arise in the front of the thigh, shoulders, arms, or chest. Sciatica may develop. Low back pain may accompany the leg pain.