What is a disc prolapse?
Definition, Common Causes, Therapy, Results
Definition of a disc prolapse?
Common causes of a disc prolapse
- inherited weakness of the disc tissues
- sudden rotational movements
- heavy lifting, pushing or pulling
Furthermore, a disc prolapse may be caused by no apparent reason. In this case, the cause of the disc prolapse might be a strain of an already degenerated disc.
Therapy of prolapsed disc
In general, bending, heavy lifting and pushing should be avoided. If pain continues, or tingling or muscular weakness is apparent, surgery is necessary to avoid irreparable damages such as incontinence or paralysis.
“keyhole surgery”, safe and efficient!
Predominantly, good or outstanding results are achieved. Low back pain, especially leg pain, disappears rapidly, improving the quality of life for patients.
No general anaesthetic thanks to keyhole surgery
During an endoscopic surgery an endoscope, with a diameter of no more than 7 millimetres, is introduced through a small opening and led to the prolapsed disc. The prolapsed disc or extruded disc material can be removed precisely. In this way, the pinched spinal nerve roots are freed. Back and leg pain will disappear shortly thereafter.