Based on Diode Laser's excellent absorption properties of the 980 nm and 1470 nm wavelengths interacting with water and hemoglobin, as well as its moderate penetration depth into the disc tissue, the PLDD is designed to deliver energy to the disc through a thin optical fiber, ablating the relatively small inner core resulting in a reduction in the intervertebral disc pressure.This led to a decrease in herniated discs.Unlike open lumbar disc surgery, back muscles are not damaged, large skin incisions are not made, and bone is not removed.Diode Laser technology for PLDD is currently the safest and most effective solution because only a small amount of disc vaporization and no subsequent spinal instability occurs.
What is Laser Disc Decompression? Percutaneous laser disc decompression (PLDD) is a method of relieving pressure on nerve roots in the spine, such as from herniated discs. ... Instead of surgically removing the source of the compression, laser disc decompression works by using laser energy to destroy it.
It will take about 4 to 6 weeks for you to reach your expected level of mobility and function (this will depend on the severity of your condition and symptoms before the operation). When you wake up after lumbar decompression surgery, your back may feel sore and you'll probably be attached to 1 or more tubes.