Posted on Dec 18, 2007 | Comments 0
The spine’s shock absorbers are usually called as disks. These are the stretchable cushions that fit among vertebrae.
Usually herniated disk occurs in people between the ages of 30-40 years.
Herniated disks can be very much painful! When the herniated disk compresses against the nerve it will be very painful.
But typically this condition is silent. Most of the people who got the disease may never know it, as it doesn’t cause any pain.
Even if you don’t have back pain; there is a chance to be affected by herniated disk.
People with back pain can also be affected with this condition. But the two conditions differ with each other. So, treating the condition is essential to relieve from pain.
Non-traumatic discectomy to remove herniated disk material:
In this surgical procedure, local anesthesia will be given to the patient with the help of x-ray fluoroscopy. A small endoscopic tube is placed through the skin of your back, i.e. in between the vertebrae and into the herniated disk space.
Small surgical attachments are sent down through the hallow center of the probe to eliminate a section of offending disk.
Also, microsurgical attachments can be used to drive the bulging disk into its place and are employed to remove disk fragments and tiny bony spurs. This method takes about one hour. In this procedure, there is less exposure to x-rays. You normally experience little pain or discomfort.
There is no need for stitches; the probe will be removed after the completion of this process and a small band-aid is placed upon the incision.
Who can and can’t consider non traumatic discectomy?
If you are a patient with herniated disk problems and accompanied with the following conditions, then you can consider non traumatic discectomy.
- Low back pain
- Recurring buttock
If you are a patient with herniated disk and have the following conditions, then you cannot consider non traumatic discectomy.
- Advanced spondylosis
- Stenosis due to bone disorders
- Advanced arthritis [arthritis pain relief]
This is an effective and a low risk procedure. In this procedure, there is no obstruction with the joints, muscles, bones, or exploitation of the nerves in the lower back region.
When it is necessary to consider the surgery?
Surgery is not essential for all the people with herniated disk. If you have the conditions of weakness and tingling, then you need an operation and this is the only option for relief. If the herniated disk interferes with the bladder and bowel then it needs immediate treatment. With proper care, the pain will entirely disappear.
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