Disc biacuplasty is a medical procedure that applies heat to a specific portion of the disc, known as the annulus. This procedure blocks the nerves from sending pain. It is designed to reduce chronic back pain caused by the intervertebral discs, either by tears in the annulus of the disc or from contained disc herniations. It is a minimally invasive procedure which uses cooled radiofrequency to create a controlled heat lesion and is performed with needles under live imaging for accuracy.
What Does Disc Biacuplasty Involve?
The disc biacuplasty procedure is minimally invasive and takes approximately 30 minutes to treat a painful disc. It is done as an outpatient procedure, does not involve general anesthesia, and may offer a lower risk of complications when compared to more invasive treatments. Disc biacuplasty may even be an alternative to back surgery in some cases.