Osteochondrosis when operations can not do without

osteochondrosis may be complicated by a herniated disc.

According to the World Health Organization, osteochondrosis affects 80% of people who turned thirty-year milestone.According to the observations of doctors - 100% or so.

Treatment of osteochondrosis

Degenerative-dystrophic changes in intervertebral discs due to natural aging of the body and cause a variety of reasons - from curving posture to communicable diseases occur in the body very early and still very young people cause pain,more often - in the lower back.

method of treating degenerative disc disease, there are many.This massage, and manual therapy, and therapeutic exercise, and medication.However, 5-10% of patients with osteochondrosis in need of surgical care.

vertebrology explain: even if you do not come relief or became worse after treatment, a chiropractor, it does not mean that can not do without surgery.This means that the treatment that the patient receives inefficient for him.

for consultation - only

Going specialist for consultation, should do X-ray of the spine, as well as undergo tomographic and magnetic resonance imaging.

These data, together with the patient's examination will help professionals to quickly resolve the issue of further treatment.

operation is often required in osteochondrosis, if it leads to a herniated disc.

destroyed fragment of an intervertebral disk is forced into the spinal canal, where the spinal cord and supply vessels - that is a hernia, resulting in severe pain.

However, doctors do not rush to surgery, and three or four months continue to conservative treatment.

proposed patient method of surgical treatment depends on the hernia size of the position, the intensity of the pain, the stage of disease and the presence of neurological disorders, such as numbness, weakness, sensitivity disorder, tingling, or pain radiating to the leg, in the lower abdomen.

cauda equina syndrome

herniated discs can cause serious neurological disorders - the so-called cauda equina syndrome, in which the hernia compresses the spinal canal in the nerve roots extending to the pelvic organs.

patient with marked severe pain, smack in the leg, stomach, urinary and faecal incontinence, weakening of potency.In this case the operation is necessary and is done on an emergency basis.

Minimally invasive techniques

possibilities of modern medicine and medical technology minimize trauma these operations.

Today, thanks to the use of miniature cameras and a special tool, surgeons can go through a needle into the affected disc and make those manipulations, the implementation of which previously required large incisions.Such operations are called minimally invasive or endoscopic.

Even 10-15 years ago, patients who are operated on for a herniated disc, was forced to lie down for half a year in the cast, then a long time to wear a corset.Now they are on the next day get up on his feet, and after a week or two to begin normal operation.

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