Slip disc/disc prolapse/disc herniation/Lumbar PIVD

 

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    Do You Know

    # 95% of slip discs can be treated without surgery.

    # 3% of all slip disc can be treated by selective nerve root block injection

    # 2% of slip discs require surgery.

    Symptoms of Slip Disc Are

    • Numbness/ tingling in leg or hand.
    • Pain traveling down the leg or hand.
    • Weakness in leg or hand.
    • Difficulty in controlling urine or motion.
    • Localized back or neck pain.
 
 
 

    Non Surgical Treatment for Slip Disc or Prolapsed Intervertebral Disc (PIVD) includes

    • # Medicines - Analgesics (pain killers) with anti-inflammatory and muscle relaxant for few days. Other important class of medicine is nerve pain medicines for few weeks.
    • # Physiotherapy - Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) and Laser therapy for first few days.
    • # Exercises - Exercises in the form of spinal Extension and core muscle strengthening exercises.

    "For patients not getting relief with conservative treatment it is better to go for small incision discectomy instead of conventional open discectomy."

    What is microscopic discectomy?

    Microdiscectomy is a very common, if not the most common, surgery performed by spine surgeons. The operation consists of removing a portion of the intervertebral disc, the herniated or protruding portion that is compressing the traversing spinal nerve root.

 
 
 
 
 

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