Herniated disc term is also used with the other names ruptured disc or slipped disc. A herniated disc usually occurs in the lower back. It is one of the regular and common causes for receiving leg pain and back pain. People of about 60% to 80% do experience the low back pain caused at some point, any time in their lives. Lower back pains caused by a herniated disc, are very painful, however, most of the candidates get relief from the non-surgical treatment taken for a few weeks, sometimes months.

Herniated Disc

The spine in the human body is made with 24 bones, which are called vertebrae and these are stacked on one another. A canal is created with these bones and act as protectors to the spinal cord. The lower back on the spinal is the lower five vertebrae in the spine and this area is known as the lumbar spine.

Spine has the other parts

Spinal cord and nerves are the part of the spinal cord and these act as electrical cables. These cables carry the messages between the muscles and brain, by traveling through the spinal canal. Other parts are intervertebral discs. These discs are flexible and present in between vertebrae. They act to be the shock absorbers, especially, while the human walks or runs. These have a thickness of half-inch size and look flat and round. The intervertebral discs are made up of annulus fibrosis and nucleus pulposus.

Causes

When an injury happens or tears because of wearing, the jelly-like nucleus starts pushing it against the outer ring and starts herniating. The pressure caused in the outer ring would result in lower back pain. During the injuries or worn conditions, the jelly-like nucleus gets squeezed all through the way. The nucleus herniated or broken through its outer ring, the lower back will start increasing. It because the jelly-like nucleus inflames the nerves of the spine. The pressure it puts over the sensitive spinal nerves will cause the weakness, numbness, and pain in a single or both the legs. Apart from these causes, the herniated disc also happens because of the natural process of aging of the spine. It is because the water content in the disk dries out. Then discs will get shrunk and the vertebrae spaces will become narrow. Such a process by aging is called disc degeneration.

Further Risk Factors

  • Male, in between 30 to 50 years are likely to have intensified herniated disc.
  • Improper lifting with the use of the back muscles
  • Overweight or more stress on the lower back discs
  • Repetitive activities that are prone to strain the spine
  • Frequent driving and long seating periods
  • Sedentary jobs and lifestyle
  • Smoking

Symptoms

  • Back pain
  • Foot or leg pain
  • Tingling or numbness felt in foot or legs
  • Weakened foot or legs
  • Loss of control over bowel or bladder, though it is rare

Surgery

Most of these pains can be healed by non-surgical treatments. However, severe and intense problems need surgical treatments.

Herniated Discs Spine Surgery in India is a recommended procedure for the candidates, who have intensified symptoms. Microdiscectomy is most commonly performed to treat these problems surgically. This process is performed to remove the herniated part only from the disc and if there are any fragments present, which put more pressure on the nerves of the spine.

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Complications and Outcomes

  • Infection
  • Damage of nerves
  • Dural leakage
  • Nerve compression caused by hematoma
  • Disc herniation recurrence

Outcome that can be expected from microdiscectomy is much relief from the pain. Relief is usually seen after a few weeks of the period after the surgery. The improvement continues even after a few months period. Patients can resume to the normal and regular activities after a few days of the surgery.

Costing

Herniated Disc Repair Package: $4500-$7500
Hospital stay approximately 5 days & 10 days in Country


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