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Author Pace, Charles
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Percutaneous Disc Decompression ♦ Lumbar Spinal Stenosis Case Report ♦ Various Pe-riods ♦ Severe Spinal Stenosis ♦ Diminished Pain ♦ Parame-dian Approach ♦ Outside Financial Support ♦ Patient Demon-strated Significant Reduction ♦ Pain Score
Abstract Funding: There was no outside financial support for this project. Percutaneous disc decompression was used to treat three patients with severe spinal stenosis using Nucleoplasty™. Access to the disc was obtained bilaterally using a parame-dian approach. Channels were created bilat-erally using Coblation ® and stabilized using coagulation. The patients were reassessed at 1 week, 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 6 months, and 1 year. MRI was obtained on the first two patients at 6 weeks. All three patients demon-strated significant reduction in pain scores as well as increased functionality for various pe-riods of time. The use of analgesics was also reduced in each of the three patients during the period of diminished pain.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study