Whether you sit at the computer for hours or adjust to a new exercise program at the gym, back pain is very familiar to you and creates a very uncomfortable feeling.
It is a very common occurrence in both healthy and sick people, and the causes are various. It is believed that as many as 85% of the human population will feel back pain at some point in their lives, and when something like this happens, you should not suffer and wait for the pain to pass on its own.
Endoscopic spine surgery is a type of surgery that is minimally invasive. This procedure successfully solves the problem of disc herniation, and the recovery of the patient after the operation is short.
Discus hernia is the movement of the disc from its intervertebral space in the lower part of the spine. It leads to the entrapment of the nerve root.
The goal of Spine MD endoscopy surgery is to remove the prolapsed part of the disc and release the rooted nerve (disc herniation).
Who is a candidate for endoscopic disc herniation surgery
Candidates for this type of surgery are people who feel severe pain along the leg that lasts longer, and medications, analgesics, and physical therapy do not help.
However, not all patients can have endoscopic surgery, but only those who do not have degenerative deformities such as scoliosis.
Disc herniation surgery procedure
Endoscopic spine surgery is a surgical procedure that uses special instruments. The operation is performed with only one incision with X-ray control and special instruments that approach the painful place.
The whole procedure is performed through one puncture hole on the skin, and the course of the entire operation is followed on the screen. The painful place is reached with the help of monitoring and special instruments of small diameters (not larger than 8 mm).
When the painful area is reached with the help of special instruments, the diseased part is removed, and then the place where the disc fell out is identified, and its mobile parts are removed in order to prevent it from falling out again.
Endoscopic surgery requires a space of only a few millimeters.
The operation lasts about an hour and is performed under general anesthesia and the control of an operating microscope.
Recovery after surgery
Spine MD advises all patients to take a three-week break after the procedure, regardless of the nature of their work. But the procedure itself is of such a nature that patients have a quick recovery and return to daily activities.
For persons engaged in physical work, an adequate period of rehabilitation is required, i.e. home treatment.
Such patients are not recommended to perform movements that will cause disc recurrence. Lifting heavy objects, bending, rotating in the spine, and bending and straightening should be avoided.… Read the rest