Is PLDD Right for You?

Who should consider PLDD?

lsc3-2This procedure is specifically designed for patients with disc problems accompanied by the following:

  • Severe leg, arm, neck or lower back pain.
  • Pain that has not responded to six weeks of conservative treatments, e.g., bed rest, medications or physical therapy.
  • Herniated lumbar discs confirmed by x-ray studies that may include one or more of the following:
    • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
    • CAT Scanning
    • Myelography
    • Discography

Who should NOT consider PLDD:

This procedure is not specifically designed for the following:

  • Patients who have pain not caused by a herniated disc.
  • Patients with arthritis of the spinal joints, or bone spurs that may cause a similar type of pain.
  • Patients who have large fragments of nuclear material outside the annulus.
  • Patients who have severe spinal stenosis due only to build-up of bone in the spinal canal; patients who have spinal stenosis due to disc bulging, the most common kind, ARE TREATABLE with PLDD.
  • Patients with second or third degree spondylolisthesis.
  • Patients who have cancer in the spine.


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