Herniated disc is also termed as slipped disc. The Herniated Disc problem
mainly occurs when a part of spinal cord is forced through the weak part
of the disc and this causes pressure to the nerves nearby thereby leading
to extreme pain.
Symptoms for Herniated Disc Occurrence
Main symptom indicating occurrence of Herniated Disc is varied
pain in the neck and back portion of the body.
Initially the pain will be very less and later it will get worse
while standing, sitting sneezing, laughing, bending or walking.
Dull ache, burning sensation, tingling effect and a case of difficulty
Heavy pain on buttocks or on one part of leg is commonly found.
The person may also feel weakness of muscles and find pain while
lifting legs or arms.
Cure Herniated Disc?
The Herniated Disc problem is generally treated with physical therapy,
pain medication, epidural injections and chiropractic therapy. If the
pain is still persisting after undergoing these treatments, then this
problem can be treated only by performing back surgery for the herniated
of Back Surgery for Herniated Disc
The back surgery procedure for Herniated Disc is termed as Disectomy and
in this surgery an incision of about 1 to 1.5 inches is made at the back
and then the part which disturbs the nerves is removed. A little part
of the damaged disc is being removed for avoiding further complications.
Initially the patient is given general anesthesia and the surgery takes
1 or 2 hours to complete while the patient is made to lie on his stomach.
Time after Undergoing Back Surgery for Herniated Disc
After undergoing Back Surgery for Herniated Disc, the patient will recover
in six weeks to eight weeks time. After the surgery, the patient has to
be hospitalized for one or two days for observation. After discharge,
the patient is allowed to walk and sit. However, bending or twisting the
back and performing exercises should not be done for at least a month.
after Back Surgery for Herniated Disc
Infection, bleeding and leak of spinal fluids are commonly seen
after the surgery.
Long period of back pain can be experienced in most of the people.
Functioning of bladder and bowel may be lost periodically.
The condition of losing movement of feet and legs are also found.
In few patients, injury of spinal cord is also rarely seen.