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Dr. Raymond Nanko, M.D.

Feel the difference an experienced and skilled interventional pain Physician can have in your life.

Specializing in providing relief for those suffering from low back pain, spinal or neck pain, chronic pain, acute and cancer pain disorders.

Top Pain Doctor in
Indiana with three
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Percutaneous Disc Decompression

If you need immediate pain management.. feel free to call for an appointment - right now!
There are treatment options available which can improve your quality of life!



What is PDD, Percutaneous Disc Decompression?


PDD ... This minimally invasive, low-risk treatment called percutaneous disc decompression provides more long-term relief for back ache, neck and leg pain resulting from a herniated disc than traditional, non-surgical treatments. Many patients who received percutaneous disc decompression have said that their symptoms continued to improve 1 and 2 years after treatment, keeping them pain-free for several years. Often patients regain the ability to resume their normal daily activities that they have not been able to enjoy for months or years because of the back ache and pain.This procedure is designed to correct the underlying problem, not just relieve the symptoms. The disc in the spinal vertebrae act like soft cushions that are designed to minimize the normal impact that the spinal column receives. The soft nature of these discs and the everyday impact has a tendency to bulge backwards or herniate the disc causing irritation and pain around the nerves.


The Procedure


The procedure is a minimally invasive, low-risk procedure that causes much less scarring and fibrosis that is commonly associated with other treatments. The procedure usually begins with a sedative that will help you relax, however you will be awake for the procedure. A physician will then proceed with a small needle to inject a local anesthetic; which will numb the area before he begins. After the area is numb, a larger needle is used under x-ray guidance and a probe will be place through this needle and the procedure to remove excessive disc material from the herniated discs will begin. The excess material that is removed will reduce the pressure in the disc and provide pain relief. You may feel some pressure, but you should not experience pain throughout the entire procedure.


The evaluation and treatment for low back pain has come a long way and with advanced State-of-the-Art equipment and procedures it is now possible with more certainty than in the past to narrow down and find the likely cause of your "back ache." With the range of options available today, you may well have the option of reducing or eliminating your "bad back."


If your pain has lasted longer than a few weeks or is severe in nature you should see a pain specialist about treatment options as soon as possible. Ongoing research has shown that early intervention decreases the likelihood of developing chronic pain. Decompression therapy is often considered when the pain has not improved after a month.



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