You may be a candidate for the procedure if you:
- 1. Have leg pain, numbness, tingling made worse by sitting or bending or arching your back.
- 2. Are not any better after 4 - 6 weeks of conservative treatment including rest and physical therapy.
- 3. Are not better after epidural blocks & Injections. Have an MRI, CT scan, CT myelogram, or discogram showing a disc herniation.
Due to evolving methodology, certain degenerative conditions, if not too severe, can be helped, but only after individual Clinical evaluation of each patient and their response to evocative discography can tell if the endoscopic procedure is recommended for you.