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Surgical Treatment of Cervical & Lumbar Herniation

Dr Nazer Qureshi Scrubs SmallNazer Qureshi MD, D.Stat, M.Sc, FAANS, FICS, FACS

When you require surgical treatment for a disc herniation, it's useful to understand what is happening, and why surgery is the best option. Dr. Qureshi explains,

 

Most spinal problems do not result in surgery. Cervical and lumbar disc herniations come about as a result of degenerative changes in the spinal column.

When conservative management fails, the next step may be surgical. Each surgeon has his or her own criteria for recommending surgery, however, it may be assumed that failure of conservative therapy, worsening of one’s neurological function, and/or quality of life changes are all universal reasons to move forward with surgery.

These days, incisions can be made in a minimally invasive fashion with little or no scar formation. Furthermore, intraoperative magnification has improved surgical technique and effectiveness. Very few peripheral nerve problems are considered emergencies and therefore a careful evaluation in a stepwise, detailed fashion should be undertaken first.

Be assured that our physicians will spend as much time as you need to explain your problem and the various options you may have.

 

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