By which method is the lumbar hernia mostly treated?
Medicana Avcılar Hospital Brain and Nerve Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Nazlı Çakıcı said, "Every person may experience back pain once or several times in their life. Not every back pain means that there is a hernia. Most back pain occurs due to muscle spasm and usually resolves with medication. used expressions.
Cakici, whose views were given in the statement made by Medicana Avcılar Hospital, made evaluations about lumbar hernias and their treatments.
Pointing out that every person may experience back pain once or several times in their lives, Çakıcı emphasized that not every low back pain means a herniated disc.
Stating that most low back pains are caused by muscle spasm and are usually cured by medication, Çakıcı noted:
"The absence of pain at the end of a certain treatment, accompanying leg pain or loss of strength, numbness and abnormal findings on neurological examination require radiological examination (often Lumbar MRI). Even only 5-10 percent of patients diagnosed with lumbar hernia require surgery. If the patient does not have neurological findings, medication and physical therapy methods are tried first. However, surgical treatment comes to the fore in patients who do not benefit from these treatments. The treatment to be performed in low back pain should be determined according to the cause of the pain and the location of the disease. Painkillers, muscle relaxants and short-term bed rest alone are sufficient in most of the cases.If there is low back pain due to lumbar hernia, weakness in the legs due to pressure on the nerves and / or voluntary urination and stool complaints, surgical intervention is absolutely necessary. . "
"The most common method is microsurgical treatment"
Nazlı Çakıcı stated that although there are no neurological findings such as loss of strength, if the quality of life of patients is affected due to long-lasting pain, pain may be the sole reason for surgical intervention, and when choosing a surgical intervention method, each patient should be evaluated separately and the appropriate technique should be selected for that patient.
Emphasizing that the most common method is microsurgical method (microdiscectomy) treatment, Çakıcı said, "In this treatment, surgery is performed under surgical microscope. Microsurgery is performed with a small incision, apart from providing a more detailed and safe view during the operation, early discharge of the patient. Especially in order to prevent recurrent back pain, the patient should get rid of excess weight, perform regular and continuous muscle exercises for waist, back and abdominal muscles, correct inappropriate posture, sitting and lying positions. It is recommended to do swimming for half an hour a day. " used expressions.
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