IDET/Nucleoplasty

IDET/Nucleoplasty

Idet Treatments

Intradiscal electrothermoplasty (IDET) and nucleoplasty are minimally invasive procedures that use heat or plasma to destroy damaged nerve fibers in the spine. During IDET, a wire is inserted through a special catheter into the center of the damaged spinal disc. Once the wire is in place, it is heated with a special device to destroy small nerve fibers causing pain in the spine. Nucleoplasty, which is similar to IDET, emits a plasma field to break down a gel in the nucleus of the damaged spinal disc. As a result, a portion of the nucleus is removed, which decreases pressure in the disc. Both procedures destroy damaged nerves while sparing healthy tissue, resulting in less pain and minimal downtime post-procedure.

The first step in treating your pain is to get an accurate diagnosis of the cause of your symptoms. Based on your diagnosis, you and your doctor can determine your best treatment options. At The Pain Center, we offer traditional and state-of-the-art therapies to treat your pain and help get you back to your normal activities.

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