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Cervical microdiscectomy

Cervical microdiscectomy is a surgical procedure used to treat pain and other symptoms caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine.

Who are the candidates?

This condition most often occurs in the elderly, but it can occur at any age. Symptoms of a herniated disc can include pain in the neck, shoulders and arms, tingling, weakness or loss of sensation in the arms. In some cases, a herniated disc can lead to serious neurological problems, such as loss of bladder and bowel control, so in these situations cervical microdiscectomy is considered an emergency procedure.

Cervical microdiscectomy is usually very successful in relieving pain and other symptoms caused by a herniated disc in the cervical spine, but it is important to talk to a specialist about the possible risks and benefits of cervical microdiscectomy because each patient is individual.

With the above symptoms, the first step in treatment is conservative therapy, such as physical therapy, pain and inflammation medications, neck and spine strengthening exercises, and other methods that can help reduce the pain and symptoms of a herniated disc. If conservative treatment fails, and symptoms worsen, cervical microdiscectomy can be considered with prior diagnosis on the advice of a specialist.

Therefore, you have a question or need advice? Make an appointment and find out which treatment method would be best for you.

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