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Title: What is Herniated Disc? And When a Surgery is Neede for it? | Spinal Surgeon UK

What is a Herniated Disc? When Does One Need
Surgery for Herniated Disc?
Clinical Secretary 44 785 0211939
www.mehtaspine.co.uk Email
About Herniated Disc Treatment and Surgery
  • The spinal column is one of the most important
    body structures which protect the spinal cord,
    the ultimate link between the brain and body. The
    backbone as it is commonly called, the spinal
    column is the collection of bones called
    vertebrae which are stacked upon one another with
    discs placed in between them as the cushion.
  • These vertebral disc holds two vertebrae
    together, acts as shock absorbers and adds the
    flexibility and mobility to the spine. Being a
    critical component of spine structure, the spinal
    discs health is important for the normal
    functioning of the spine. Any specific problems
    experienced by the disc can result in painful
    spine and Herniated Disc is one of the spinal
    problems commonly experienced by patients around
    the world.

What is a Herniated Disc?
  • A spinal disc is a jelly donut type structure
    with the tougher fibrous outer layer and soft
    gel-like centre. When the outer fibrous layer
    begins to rupture either due to injury, stress or
    age, the inner gel-like centre pushes out,
    pressing the nearby nerves resulting in pain
    which can be severe.This herniated disc also
    called a ruptured disc or slipped disc can happen
    in any part of the spine, and the pain depends on
    the location of rupture or slippage.

Symptoms of Herniated Disc
  • The symptom of a herniated disc depends on the
    severity of herniation (displacement) and the
    position of the disc herniated. The patient may
    experience severe pain, weakness or numbness in
    the area controlled by the specific nerve it
    affects (presses). Sometimes the patient may only
    experience mild to no pain if the herniated disc
    is not affecting the nearby nerve. In the
    majority of the cases, patients experience an
    intermittent episode of mild pain which then over
    time develops into more severe pain demanding the
    attention of the spinal specialist. Diagnosis
    for Herniated Disc problems is performed by a
    spine specialist by performing physical and
    neurological problems, imaging test studies.

Herniated Disc Treatment
  • Initially, the patient is recommended to maintain
    a low activity level for a few weeks to decrease
    the spinal inflammation. Nonsteroidal
    anti-inflammatory spinal medication is frequently
    used to numb down moderate pain situations. A
    well designed Physical therapy program in
    conjunction with pain medications is also very
    much helpful in improving the condition of the

So, does a patient need surgery for Herniated
Disc Problems?
  • Surgery for herniated disc problems is only
    recommended by a spine specialist only when
    non-surgical treatment options like pain
    medications and physical therapy fail to reduce
    the back pain. A spine surgeon carefully weighs
    down the risks and benefits of the surgical
    treatment options before going ahead.If you are
    suffering from herniated disc problems and have
    been suggesting a surgery it is advised to seek
    help from an experienced spinal specialist for a
    second opinion. If you are in the U.K are looking
    for treatment for your herniated disc
    problems, Dr.Jwalant S Mehta is the Best Spine
    Specialist in the U.K who can surely help you get
    rid of your pain for you.

Contact us
  • Royal Orthopaedic Hospital
  • BMI The Priory Hospital
  • Spire Parkway Hospital
  • Bromsgrove Private Clinic

Contact and Connect
  • Clinical secretary Samantha Leavy 44 785 021
  • Medico-legal secretary Jan Clarke 44 121
  • Spire Parkway Hospital 0121 704 5500
  • BMI NEC (National Enquiry Centre) 0808 101 0337
  • BMI Priory 0121 446 1638
  • Email info_at_mehtaspine.co.uk
  • The appointments are booked through the clinic
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