Cervical herniated disc
Cervical Disc Herniation is one of the most common causes of neck pain and a persistent headache at the back of the head. The patient should pay attention to symptoms and early detection because negligence thereof may ultimately lead to weakening the arm muscles or paralysis, God forbid.
Generally, the herniated disc is occurred due to several causes, such as being overweight, but the wrong use of the neck during our daily life and practices is one of the most common causes of cervical disc herniations. Moreover, we can add sitting at a desk throughout the day and lying the neck at a certain position towards the computer screen, mobile, or driving the car continuously for long periods without rest.
- Neck pain.
- Shoulder muscles pain.
- Arm pain.
- A sensation of numbness or burning in the arms.
- All of these symptoms indicate a neck problem, as neck pain indicates a problem in the cervical vertebrae and surrounding muscles.
- Arm pain, numbness, and burning indicate inflammation of the cervical nerve roots as a result of pressure on them due to herniated cervical discs.
The treatment methods are divided into medication therapy, which is a muscle relaxant with a pain reliever and some physical therapy sessions as a first step to treat neck pain and its problems once it appears.
If the medications and physical therapy do not work, the patients are used to resort to surgical treatment as the next step and undergo the common surgical operation to remove the cartilage and spinal fixation, which frightens the patients and makes them ignore the neck, its pain and problems, and they forget it until the surgery becomes inevitable.
But, in the light of the advancement of medicine and the availability of the latest techniques for treating herniated cervical discs without surgery in our centre, treatment of herniated cervical discs, the resulting neck and arm pains have become simpler, easier and safer.
As Dr. Mohamed Koura honored us with the explanation in the above video clip, the laser device is very simple and easy, posing no risk or fear, as such intervention is limited and performed using a simple needle, through which the laser fibers are entered to evaporate and cauterize the herniated part of the cervical disc.
This operation takes from 15 to 20 minutes approximately inside the operating room and uses the interventional radiology equipment inside the cardiac catheterization room under the effect of local anaesthesia. By using this technique, the patients will feel more comfortable, as they will avoid all risks of surgical operations and the problems of general anaesthesia and to discharge from the hospital on the same day.
- Thermal radiofrequency treatment of herniated cervical disc.
- Thermal radiofrequency treatment of cervical spine roughness.
- Thermal radiofrequency treatment of cervical nerve roots inflammation.
- Catheter treatment of cervical nerve roots inflammation.
We call it an operation only because it takes place inside the operating room. It is a minimally invasive procedure, in which no incisions or cuts are made. It is safe, easy, and simple, as it does not take more than half an hour in the operating room under the effect of local anaesthesia.