Intervertebral lumbar hernia: treatment, signs, operations
Intervertebral hernia appears due torupture of the capsule of the disc. The contents of the fibrous ring protrude outward. The cause of intervertebral hernia is a large load on the spine. Most often it occurs in the lumbar region, sometimes - in the cervical and very rarely - in the thoracic.
Signs of the intervertebral hernia are different.This is due to the place in which it was formed. A small hernia does not do much harm to the nearby nerves and practically does not give a person an effect. If it is large and squeezes your nerves, you may experience pain, weakness, numbness, and sometimes paralysis of the limb. Unpleasant feelings go around the nerve and cause a lot of problems to the patient himself. For example, if there is a pinch of the sciatic nerve, then the person feels pain from the buttock to the shin, and sometimes to the very foot.
If you have an intervertebral hernialumbar, treatment does not necessarily require surgery. You can get rid of unpleasant sensations in conservative ways. But they require a long treatment, so that the spine itself begins to recover. So, if a person has an intervertebral hernia of the lumbar region, treating her in an acute stage requires constant rest and bed rest. It is recommended to sleep on the back, with the legs better placed on a hill, for example, on a pillow or roller.
The acute stage of the disease requires additional treatment. Doctors recommend in this case physiotherapy and drug therapy.
With severe pain, doctors recommendtake painkiller. An unpleasant symptom weakens after about 4 weeks of full-dormancy, but it is recommended to observe it for at least 1.5 months. If you are suffering from intervertebral hernia of the lumbar region, treatment does not bring much relief, it is necessary to take painkillers.
For the disappearance of the intervertebral hernia,pull the spine upward to exclude the compression of the nerve endings. Doctors recommend the patient himself to seek a position to increase the distance between the vertebrae. In this case, a person simply needs to pull the crown up, observing his own sensations. Such a practice in itself already has great benefit in treatment.
Are you still troubled by the lumbar intervertebral hernia? Treatment should continue: to do special gymnastics, and also undergo a course of manual therapy.
When a person has an intervertebral lumbar herniadepartment, surgery is an extreme measure of treatment. It is assigned only in the case when other measures have no effect. In this case, the roots of the spinal cord are already under great pressure, so the pain becomes unbearable. Surgery complicates the patient's situation by requiring a large rehabilitation period after it. The person still within 3 - 6 months passes various regenerative procedures.
Treatment of the intervertebral hernia with a laser representsthe effect of a special beam on the damaged core of the intervertebral disc. The result of this procedure is a significant reduction in the hernia in size. Laser treatment is a method of combating the intervertebral hernia, which is used all over the world. He is the most sparing and effective. After the procedure, the patient does not experience discomfort on the 4th day. Laser treatment is recommended for patients younger than 50 years. Patients of older age should use other methods of treatment.
Intervertebral hernia - a disease that is bettertreat with complex methods. If any signs of this disease appear, be sure to consult a doctor. Timely treatment will help to quickly cope with disorders in the spine.