Severe degenerative disease of the spine - a hernia of intervertebral discs is not an independent pathology. Deformation of the discs occurs gradually as a result of osteochondrosis, the disease is difficult to treat, and the maximum result can be achieved only with complex therapy or surgical intervention.
Symptoms of the disease
A typical manifestation of the intervertebral hernia is a constant feeling of pain in the affected area of the spine. Painful sensations are aggravated by movement, do not leave a person even in a state of complete rest, the rhythm of normal life is disrupted.
An extremely unpleasant manifestation of a hernia is infringement of the nerve roots, their subsequent inflammation, which gives numbness and weakness in the legs, dysfunction of internal organs and even paralysis and paresis.
The peculiarity of the disease is that conservative therapy helps only with the first symptoms of a herniated intervertebral disc. The deformed disk needs surgical treatment, only the surgeon relieves the patient of constant pain, so when the first symptoms appear, the patient should immediately call a specialist.
The main methods of treatment of
There are several methods, using which, the treatment of herniated intervertebral discs can be made successful:
- Medication - is used both before surgery and after, based on the use of painkillers and medications that can remove inflammation in the tissues surroundingdamaged vertebra. Additional nutrition for disks in the form of synthetic glucosamine and chondroitin is recommended to be carried out by courses.
- Physiotherapy in the form of various procedures, especially interstitial electrostimulation, well removes pain syndrome, edema and greatly accelerates the recovery process.
- Surgery is often the only method that relieves a patient from constant pain. The methods of spinal surgery are different, and after the operation the patient can return to normal life.
Advantage of treatment in the clinic "SM-Clinic"
In the department of spinal surgery of the clinic "SM-Clinic" there are surgeons of high qualification, with great professional experience. This circumstance is especially important when performing operations on the spine, where the spinal cord is located in the immediate vicinity of the operating field.
Diagnosis with the help of MRI and CT apparatus is possible immediately after consulting a neurologist or a neurosurgeon, and allows you to accurately determine the scale and nature of damage to the disk. Any necessary laboratory tests are carried out in the clinic on modern equipment, if necessary, the patient is examined in a short time, directly in the clinic.
The use of minimally invasive techniques and endoscopic techniques is performed in most surgical interventions. Operational optics, microsurgical instruments and high-tech neurosurgical equipment allow minimizing the risks of surgical intervention and significantly shortening the recovery period.
A patient who is diagnosed with an "intervertebral hernia", or he experiences symptoms of deformation of the intervertebral disc, must necessarily undergo an examination with a neurologist. Independently the disease does not pass, the destruction of the disk causes irreversible consequences, which can only be removed by an experienced neurosurgeon. Timely advice from a doctor will help to avoid long and complicated treatment, disability.