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Is surgery the only way to treat spinal canal stenosis?

No, only five percent of patients with symptoms of spinal canal stenosis undergo surgery, and the rest of the patients recover their health with medical treatments, acupuncture, physical therapy, exercise, etc.

What are the symptoms of cervical spinal stenosis?

Tingling of the hands – Numbness of the hands – Headache – Disturbance in urination and defecation – Inability to control hand movements and weakness and disability in arms and legs and…

Is PRP a definitive treatment method?

No, doing PRP on any part of the body such as disc, joints, knees, etc. is always temporary and may have an effect of 6 to 12 months, and for the effects to continue, it must be repeated every 6 to 12 months.

What are the treatment options for patients with mild canal stenosis?

The use of pain relievers such as Gelofen – Profen and… – Physiotherapy – Using hot and cold water compresses – Acupuncture – Exercise and…

These patients are advised to sleep on their side (fetus) at night and avoid lying with an open arch.

What is lumbar disc surgery?

Lumbar disc surgery in a closed way means a surgery that does not use a knife and does not make an incision. Rather, a hole is created inside the skin through which the needle or endoscope enters the disc space, so there are two types of lumbar closure surgery: one type is laser lumbar surgery and the other is endoscopic lumbar disc surgery.

What is open lumbar disc surgery?

Open lumbar disc surgery is a surgery in which a knife is used and an incision is made in the patient’s back. Then the muscles are pushed to the side and a part of the vertebral column bone called the lamina is removed and the nerve root is pulled to the side and the disc is removed from behind the nerve root. This surgery is usually done with the help of a microscope.

What are the causes of lumbar disc?

A herniated disc can occur when lifting heavy objects incorrectly or even suddenly rotating the spine. Obesity and overweight, getting older or suffering from diseases associated with bone destruction are involved in the occurrence of this disorder.

What are the symptoms of lumbar disc?

A herniated disc usually does not cause pain or discomfort. But if it puts pressure on the nerves of the lower back, symptoms of pain will appear in the back of the body or in the legs. A herniated cervical disc can be accompanied by pain in the shoulders, neck, and arms. In addition to pain, numbness and weakness can be other symptoms of disc protrusion.

What is a cervical disc?

Between the cervical vertebrae, which are seven in number, there is a gelatinous substance called the cervical disc. The disc is like a pillow that makes the vertebrae move smoothly and distributes the pressure of the skull on the vertebrae. In fact, the disc is also a type of joint like other joints of the body, but with a unique structure designed to place the vertebrae on top of each other. Along the spine, just behind the discs, there is a canal through which the spinal cord passes through the water.

Why is cervical disc protrusion important and can it be dangerous?

A large number of nerves exit from the spinal cord inside the cervical spine, which enter the shoulder, scapula, and hands after complex connections. These nerves are responsible for sensation and movement in these parts of the body. On the other hand, the spinal cord in the neck contains nerve fibers that extend downward and cause sensation and movement and control urine and feces in the lower body. For this reason, the cervical discs, which are right next to the spinal cord and its nerves, are very important, and the protrusion of these discs may cause serious damage to the spinal cord and its nerves.

What are the most common symptoms of cervical disc protrusion?

Many neck diseases, from a simple spasm to disc and canal stenosis, may be accompanied by neck pain on one or both sides, and interestingly, sometimes this pain is transferred to the back of the head and the patient complains more of headache than neck pain. But basically, the main symptom of cervical disc herniation is shooting pain from the neck to one or both arms. Depending on which of the discs are protruding, the path of pain in the hands will be different. This pain may radiate only to the shoulder (in the case of upper neck discs) or to the arm, forearm and any of the fingers (in the case of middle and lower neck discs). The common symptom associated with this pain is tingling or burning or burning of the skin of the hand, which is sometimes felt in the opposite way, i.e. numbness.
There is another important symptom that is a sign of serious pressure on the hand nerve and requires more attention: weakness in the hand muscles. In this case, any of the movements of the hands may become weak, the movement of the shoulder, arm, forearm or fingers; which with the passage of time even leads to shrinking and atrophy of the muscle. This event is important because sometimes lack of attention or delay in treatment leads to the permanent weakness and smallness of the muscle.

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