Lumber Spine Disorders
What is Lumber Spine Disorders?
Damage to a spinal nerve can result in discomfort, heightened sensitivity, numbness, and muscular weakness. There are several nerve roots from which pain might come. Pain that begins from a single nerve root is referred to as radicular pain.
When to go for surgery
Back surgery may be possible if conservative measures have failed and your pain is unbearable and chronic. In many cases, back surgery more reliably eliminates numbness or discomfort that travels down one or both arms or legs. Compressed spinal nerves are responsible for leading to such symptoms.
Laminectomy is the most frequent procedure for lumbar spinal stenosis. In this treatment, a physician removes ligaments or small pieces of bone from your back. The surgery can lessen your spine's stability while relieving strain on the spinal nerves and reducing discomfort or weakness. During the procedure, the surgeon makes a cut on the back of the spine to remove bone spurs and thicker ligaments pushing on the low back's nerves. When a herniated disc in the spine impinges on a nerve and causes sciatica, the condition is treated by microdiscectomy.
Post Surgery Care
Your backbone can recover in six months to a year. A small amount of spine tissue is removed during a laminectomy or discectomy. You could feel better in a month. Whatever the procedure you underwent, caring for your back after surgery often involves the same basic procedures.
Do not scrape the area of your incision.
For one month following surgery, refrain from bathing, using hot tubs, or swimming to prevent soaking the incision.
Although itching at the incision site is typical, try not to scratch it.
Take only short walks for the first 2 weeks after surgery.
Use pain medications as directed.