What are the criteria for lumbar disc herniation surgery? Remarks by Dr. Iman Kamali Hakim
- January 29, 2022
Can we say that it is necessary to perform lumbar disc herniation surgery solely based on Radiology images? No.
What are the requirements for lumbar disc herniation surgery?
Severe numbness in the pelvic floor or saddle area of the body that is in contact with the saddle when sitting on the saddle
Incontinence in urinary or fecal control
Severe and advanced weakness in one leg or both legs
Failure of non-surgical treatments such as physiotherapy in pain reduction and disability for up to three months
If you have any of the above, you are in an emergency case of lumbar disc herniation surgery, and you need to visit a surgeon. Otherwise, you do not require immediate surgery.
Symptoms that disc herniation (back or neck) and spinal canal stenosis create may be the same but can be distinguished with different methods. These symptoms include pain, numbness, tingling, murmurs, burning, numbness, drowsiness numbness, weakness in the limbs, etc. All patients may have all or only a few of the symptoms.