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Is Surgery Required For Disk Bulges
Rapid progression: When pain becomes unmanageable, and there is progressive loss of strength and sensation, and a risk to bladder function occurs, there is little hesitation, but if one has merely a radiological disc lesion, it may well shrink and dessicate in about 8-9 months, and surgery is not necessary. ...Read more
Second Opinion: I suspect that you meant 5 millimeters, not centimeters. The need for surgery is dependent on many things. Are you having neurologic problems such as weakness, numbness or pain. Is the condition something that you can resolve with nsaids, rest, massage, and so forth. If in any doubt discuss this with a different surgeon than the one who is suggesting surgery. Hope this helps and good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Like a fusion: A cervical disc arthroplasty (disc replacement) is approached the same way a cervical fusion is done. Which is through a small incision in the front of the neck. But instead of placing bone graft in the space that the disc used to occupy for fusion, it is replaced with a mobile disc replacement. The procedure takes just as long as a fusion. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
In TMJ anterior disc displacemt&retrodiscal tear also perforated disc is given only antinflmatory,wht happens in time if is no surgical approach?
Surgery last resort: Ask the question - why is the disc displaced anteriorly? It could be over-closure. There may not be enough space for it to rest where it should be. A bite appliance called an orthosis could separate the teeth, allow the jaw to rest more forward, and make room within the joint itself for the disc to be reduced. Until the pressure on the disc is relieved, it cannot heal. You may not need surgery ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
WHEN: The patient has radicular pain consistent with a disc herniation and specific nerve root compression/irritation that has not responded to a well directed conservative treatment program. A decompressive laminotomy & discectomy may be the treatment of choice. An endoscopic approach is a minimal invasive approach to the surgical care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
This means that the : Contents of the spine's canal (nerve tissue) is being pinched and needs to be freed by removing whatever may be compressing it which could be. A disc herniation, tumor, arthritic changes, blood clot or the canal was just too small to begin with. The most common way to do this is by removing a portion of the "roof" of the spine or lamina & is called a laminectomy. There are other approaches too. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Definite indications: 2 indications are a disc herniation leading to myleopathy or cauda equina syndrome. A myleopathy is compression of the spinal cord leading to its dysfunction and cauda equina syndome is bowel/bladder control issues due to those nerves being compressed. Otherwise, disc surgery is for those who fail non op care or may be having intractable pain or a progressive deficit in terms of weakness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is meant by minimal evasive back surgery for degenerative disc. What is done during this procedure?
Variety : There are a variety of things that can be done depending on the diagnosis. Minimally invasive refers to making smaller incisions, sometimes working with a microscope to accomplish the same thing as that done through a large incision. The advantage is less pain and recovery time. Hope this helps! ...Read more
Last Resort: Yes, surgery is recommended after you fail conservative non-surgical treatments -- including nsaids, pt, epidural injections. If you continue to have persisting symptoms, then surgery could offer some great symptomatic relief of your extremity symptoms. Consult a spine surgeon. Also surgery if you start experiencing progressive neurological deficit, or changes in your bowel or bladder function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No!: Spondylosis is degeneration of the spine. It is also called spine arthritits. It normally occurs to some extent in everyone, depending on genes, lifestyle (exercise, occupation, recreation, smoking). Almost everyone living to 65 years or more will have some degree of spondylosis. It may not cause any symptoms such as pain. A healthy lifestyle with regular exercise often is enough for many folks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer