While talking about any supportive force be it emotionally, professionally, even among casual conversations, a common phrase that we use is “the backbone phrase.”
Why do we relate backbone with casual conversations?
It’s because the backbone is the reason we all have an upright posture. The backbone and the spine support the human body to sit, stand and bend.
Knowing the lumbar region (the backbone), and what could make you have surgery to reset the lumbar discs.
The Human Spine: An Overview
The spine consists of 33 individual discs stacked one on top of the other. This spinal column is the main support for the body, which allows you to stand upright, sit, or bend. Flexible tendons and ligaments, sensitive nerves, and strong muscles and bones contribute to having a healthy spine. However, if any of these are affected by strain, injury, or any disease, it can cause pain and degeneration of the spine. This may require surgical intervention to reduce the pain and bring back the healthy functionality of the backbone.
What could cause spine problems?
Usually, the backbone tends to become weak with ageing or in some cases it could get worn out due to strenuous activities on a daily basis. The lumbar region although rarely, but may also be affected with bone degeneration in some people, which may lead to the need for surgery to improve the function of the spine.
Lumbar spine surgery at a glance
People who undergo surgical treatment for the lumbar spine region experience excellent results following the surgery. Some people experience significant relief from pain and have improved functional movement and strength to cope with daily activities more efficiently.
The Procedure for Lumbar Spine Surgery
If you have been recommended a lumbar decompression surgery, you’ll have at least one of the following methods based on your requirement:
Laminectomy – A section of bone from your vertebrae is removed to relieve pressure on the nerve that is affected.
Discectomy – This method involves a part of the damaged disc is removed providing relief from pressure on the nerve.
Spinal fusion – A spinal fusion allows two or more vertebrae are joined together with a part of the bone to strengthen the spine.
In some cases, a combination of these methods can be used for better functioning and movement of the spinal bones. A lumbar decompression surgery is usually carried out under general anaesthesia. Usually, the procedure takes at least an hour but may extend, depending on the complexity of the problem.
Below is a picture demonstrating a follow-up case of a lumbar spine surgery – the surgical region:
The goal of a lumbar spine surgery is to relieve pain, numbness, or weakness that affects both the back and the legs on a long-term basis. People who get the surgery only for back pain usually experience the pain relapsing again than those who have the surgery to relieve symptoms of the nerve root and pain in both back and legs.
If you too have similar symptoms, we can help you set you back right to support your legs and improve your posture be upright!
About the hospital:
Sai Sanjeevini Multi Speciality Hospitals, a unit of Singapanga Healthcare Pvt. Ltd has been providing health services to the people in need for the last 14 years. This health care organisation combines practical, proven research, cutting edge procedures and state-of-the-art treatment to produce excellent medical and lifestyle outcome for our patients. Our hospital and medical staff provide innovative medical care in a friendly, compassionate, community environment conducive to patient recuperation in a family atmosphere.