}March 27, 2022
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Find out how to treat a neck disc

}March 27, 2022
jDr.. Muhannad Al-Khatib

Find out how to treat a neck disc

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    Cervical disc herniation is a common cause of neck pain. Treatment methods vary, but the herniated discectomy and fusion is one of the best methods of treating a herniated disc in Turkey.

    Overview

    If you feel pain in your neck or lower neck that you have never felt before, you may have a disc neck. Although this sounds alarming, it is a common problem with age, and you may have it without showing any symptoms.

    Cervical disc herniation occurs in the cervical section of the spine when the hard outer part of the cartilage of the intervertebral disc (the annulus of the disc) ruptures, allowing the soft center (nucleus pulposus) to come out of it, and this is known as a “slide.” intervertebral disc.

    Cervical disc herniation

    Cervical disc herniation

    The vertebral column includes five sections: cervical C, T thoracic, L lumbar, sacral, and coccygeal. The C cervical section consists of 7 C1-7 vertebrae. The intervertebral discs are located between most of the vertebrae (except for the sacral and coccygeal), and they serve as a cushion that allows the joints of the spine to move It prevents friction between the vertebrae.

    Aging and advancing age are the most common causes of chronic neck disc, where the spine gradually loses its flexibility and the intervertebral disc sheath becomes easily ruptured. A severe cervical disc can occur after injury or trauma to the cervical spine, and here the symptoms are severe and sudden.
    Watch the mechanism of the occurrence of a disc neck bthe video.

    When the vertebral cartilage ruptures, it compresses the spinal cord or spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness, or other neurological symptoms, or local inflammation and swelling that irritates the cervical spinal nerve, which requires treatment of the neck disc as soon as possible.

    Neck disc symptoms

    Symptoms of disc in the neck depend mainly on the nerve root compressed in the herniated intervertebral disc, and this is called “neuropathy”; Disc neck disease may cause pain in the arm, shoulder, or neck, or numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the hand or arm may occur.

    Disc neck symptoms Neuropathic radiculopathy

    Disc neck symptoms Neuropathic radiculopathy

    The compressive neck disc pain is triggered when the neck is moved in certain directions, and this is what distinguishes it from other cases with similar symptoms such ascarpal tunnel syndrome.

    Pain in the arm and neck may be the first sign of irritation and injury to the cervical nerve root, and numbness, tingling, and muscle weakness may be signs of the severity of the problem.

    In the event of spinal cord compression, many problems with walking or muscle spasms may appear, and urinary or stool incontinence may occur, and this is called “myelopathy.” Learn more about Urinary incontinence treatment for men AndUrinary incontinence treatment for women.

    Symptoms of a different cervical disc herniation depending on the location of the herniated disc:

    intervertebral disc level motor disability affected reflex sensory deficit
    C4-5 deltoid   On the lateral side of the shoulder
    C5-6 biceps muscle bi-headed reflex On the lateral side of the humerus, forearm, thumb and forefinger
    C6-7 Triceps, wrist extension triceps reflex middle finger
    C7-T1 occlusal, wrist flexion   pinky and ring finger

    Muscular weakness in the arm is a critical sign that a doctor should be consulted.
    don't hesitate tocommunication With Bimaristan Medical Center If you feel pain in your neck and weakness in your arm.
    We will guide you to the best specialist doctors to establish a definitive diagnosis of the problem and provide the best treatment through new and advanced medical techniques.

    Diagnosis of neck disc in Turkey

    The doctor will initially hear the medical history and complaint of the patient with disc disease, then he will conduct an evaluation of symptoms and a physical examination to look for any limitation in the movement of the neck due to pain, loss of sensation or muscle weakness in an area of the hand or arm, and the upper limb reflexes will be evaluated and any changes in them will be noted .

    After the physical examination, the doctor may resort to an x-ray of the neck disc to confirm the diagnosis. The radiographs may include a simple X-ray of the neck, CT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), which are the best in accurately visualizing the affected structures.

    How to treat a disc neck in Turkey

    If you have a disc in the neck, you will have a chance to relieve symptoms through medication, exercise, or other options that do not require surgery in your neck. If this does not work, then surgery in Turkey may be suitable for you to get rid of the hernia permanently.

    Neck disc treatment without surgery

    In Turkey, conservative non-surgical techniques are usually used to treat a cervical disc naturally, and this includes:

    • Rest and take medications to treat a disc neck, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), that help reduce swelling at the hernia site and relax the muscles in the body to relieve spasms and relieve neck pain.
    • the physical treatment physical therapy to help relieve pressure on the nerve root; These include heat and cold therapy, gentle massage, muscle stretching, electrical stimulation therapy, or exercises to treat a disc neck.
    • Epidural steroids are injected under X-ray guidance to precisely deliver medication to the level of a herniated neck disc. Steroids relieve inflammation and neurological symptoms. This procedure is often performed by a neurosurgeon. Learn more about Injectable disc treatment.
    • Disc laser treatment Which is one of the latest methods of treating disc neck, and research is still ongoing in this regard.

    As for the herbal treatment of disc neck, there is no medical basis for it.

    It should be noted that it is possible to treat about 80% neck hernias in Turkey with these conservative methods after 4-6 weeks without resorting to surgical operations on the neck. surgical.

    Surgical neck disc treatment

    If there are signs of spinal cord compression, or if conservative cervical disc treatment fails to relieve neck pain and improve symptoms, then a neck disc operation is performed in Turkey with the aim of releasing the compressed nerves.

     intervertebral discectomy

    Anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF), which involves complete or partial removal of the damaged disc and fusion of the vertebrae - often from the anterior part of the neck, is the most common surgery performed in Turkey.
    It has now been possible via Minimally invasive spine surgery Laparoscopic herniated disc treatment or bmicrosurgery.

    The operation involves the fusion or ligation of two or more adjacent cervical intervertebral discs using bone grafts and special tools such as bone plates and screws, which leads to optimal stability and stability of the cervical spine and relief of neck pain.

    Treatment of a neck disc by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

    Treatment of a neck disc by anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

    It is also possible to perform a posterior discectomy in order to treat a neck disc if necessary, by removing a part of the intervertebral plate that covers the vertebral canal from the back, and this is called a “laminotomy.”

    Many patients in Turkey have obtained excellent results from the fusion, as this process is considered the gold standard for the treatment of herniated discs in the neck based on many StudiesHowever, the only drawback associated with this type of spine surgery is the loss of flexibility and the ability to move the fused vertebrae.

    intervertebral disc replacement

    It is a modern technique in Turkey that is done by completely replacing the cervical disc with an artificial disc replacement that performs the same function as the natural disc, which leads to the treatment of the neck disc and maintains the flexibility and movement of the vertebrae at the site of the cervical hernia that is removed from the neck.

    Treatment of neck disc by total replacement of the intervertebral disc with an artificial one

    Treatment of neck disc by total replacement of the intervertebral disc with an artificial one

    Why should I choose treatment in Turkey?

    Recently, Turkey has become one of the leading countries in the field of medical tourism in the world.
    The reason for this is due to the presence of advanced medical centers that provide appropriate treatment by the most skilled doctors and the latest medical devices at a low cost.
    and stay Bimaristan Medical Center It is your first choice For treatment in Turkey.
    We guide you to the best expert specialists in all departments.
    We facilitate the language of communication between you and everyone through specialized Arab doctors who will help you communicate with your doctor.
    We help you secure the right treatment and high-end service in the most modern hospitals and medical centers in Turkey.
    We provide our services extensively and precisely.
    We accompany you step by step towards recovery.
    Free consultations around the clock.
    don't hesitate toContact usBimaristan, your family center in Turkey.

    Frequently asked questions about neck hernia and its treatment in Turkey

    What is a neck disc?

    Cervical disc herniation occurs in the cervical section of the spine when the hard outer part of the intervertebral disc (annulus) ruptures, which allows the soft center (nucleus pulposus) to come out of it, and this is called a “slipped disc.” .

    What are the symptoms of disc neck?

    The symptoms of cervical disc herniation depend on the nerve root compressed in the slipped intervertebral disc, and this is called “neuropathy”; A neck disc may cause pain in the arm, shoulder, or neck, or numbness, tingling, or muscle weakness in the hand or arm may occur.

    Does the neck disc heal?

    About 80% neck hernias in Turkey can be treated conservatively after 4-6 weeks without resorting to neck surgery. Do not let a neck disc cause you anxiety and stress and remember that less than 5% back problems need surgery.

    What is the treatment of neck hernia in Turkey?

    If you have a disc in the neck, you will have the opportunity to relieve symptoms through medication, exercise, or other options that do not require an operation on your neck.

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