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Lumbar Hernia:

The part of our skeleton that we describe as the backbone consists of five vertebrae.

Between them is a structure we call the disc, which acts as a kind of buffer, helps us move our waist and transmits body weight to the lower vertebrae.

Due to reasons such as sudden movements with the waist and lifting weights, tearing and protrusion of the disc between the vertebrae occur.

As a result of this disc herniation, the nerves from the waist to the legs and feet are compressed, and pain begins from the waist and spreads to the entire leg and foot.

Low-progress hernias can be overcome with rest and medication.

However, if the herniated disc progresses, there may be problems in the leg, inability to stand, weakness, and urinary retention.

If the hernia does not go away with rest and medication, the complaints are getting worse, and if a herniated disc pressing on the nerves is detected in the MRI examination, surgery is required.

There are various surgical methods.


1- Open surgery:

It is the removal of the hernia that causes nerve compression by opening the hernia area with general anesthesia in the surgery.

2- Microsurgery method:

It is similar to open surgery, but the area where the incision is made and opened is smaller, about 2 cm. as much. The surgery is done under a microscope. Since the microscope is used in the surgery, a more effective operation is performed.

3- Endoscopic surgery:

The hernia area is entered through a small incision with an instrument called an endoscope. The hernia is evacuated through the camera system. Not every hernia case is suitable for endoscopic surgery. In addition, the probability of recurrence is higher than other methods.

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