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What does herniated disc mean?

Sudden pain in the back, numbness, or even paralysis are typical symptoms of a herniated disc.
Our intervertebral discs serve as a buffer between the individual vertebrae. Without them, the vertebral bones would rub directly on each other. The discs consist of a soft gelatinous core and a solid fiber ring. In a herniated disc, a part of the softer gelatinous nucleus protrudes. The disc deforms and can press on surrounding nerves or on the spinal cord, which can cause severe pain.
Causes of a herniated disc
The most common cause of a herniated disc is the wear: Over time, the water content in the body and thus the elasticity of the disc decreases. The outer fiber ring, which fixes the intervertebral disc in position, gets small cracks and the inner core can leak out.
Natural, age-related wear can be favored and accelerated by other factors, such as -
·         Overweight
·         Hard physical work
·         Lack of exercise
·         Posture
·         Weak abdominal and back muscles

Symptoms which are an indication

In about 90 percent of cases, a herniated disc occurs in the lumbar spine and much less frequently there arises a herniated disc in the cervical spine. The symptoms vary depending on the location and extent of the incident. Besides, it is crucial which of the adjacent nerve structures are affected (spinal cord, spinal nerves, etc.). A herniated disc can initially remain without symptoms for a more extended period.

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Symptoms of a herniated disc
·         Numbness in the back that radiates to the buttocks, leg or foot or numbness in the shoulders, which can radiate through the arm to the fingers
·         Pain in the lumbar or cervical region
·         Paralysis
In rare cases, a herniated disc can narrow the spinal canal so much that the spinal cord or nerve cords are trapped. Typical symptoms are then - problems and pain during bowel movements and urination or numbness in the anal and genital area and on the inside of the thighs. In the latter case, there is an emergency, and a doctor should be consulted immediately.

Treatment of herniated disc

Time and again, patients ask the question: pain medication or surgery? A legitimate question, but unfortunately, there is no cure for all disc diseases. Which form of therapy is the right one is individually tailored to the patient and discussed with him. The starting point in a large number of cases is the conservative treatment - bed rest with a strap bearing the weight of legs or the treatment with analgesics.

If the pain persists or worsens despite the conservative treatment, surgery is sensible. Surgery is unavoidable when the herniated disc causes bladder and rectal disorders, paralysis, loss of potency, or severely impaired walking ability.

Surgery of a herniated disc

In microsurgical surgery under general anesthesia, the disc tissue is removed, which presses on the spinal cord or the nerve cords. This requires a small cut of two to a maximum of four centimeters in length. In the area of the lumbar spine, we perform the procedure from the back, in the area of the cervical spine from the front.

In the area of the lumbar spine, in almost all cases no introduction of material into the disc space is necessary. In the area of the cervical vertebrae we use - depending on the wishes of the patient - a titanium or plastic plate. In the case of young patients with a "fresh" herniated disc without side effects, such additional narrowness or the use of a joint prosthesis may be recommended.

As a rule, no inpatient follow-up treatment (inpatient rehab) or extended outpatient rehabilitation measure is necessary. Nevertheless, the personal commitment of patients is required. Physiotherapy and targeted physical activity can support their recovery and the future stability of the spine - the movement concept should be individually tailored to the patient and his wishes and needs.

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