Cartilage is a joint disc between the vertebrae in our spine, in cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. It consists of a gelatinous substance surrounded by a strong, protective capsule.
The herniated disc is the result of incorrect movement of the spine, heavy lifting, or an accident that led to an injury to the vertebrae.
The possibility of herniated disc in patients increases as a result of genetic factors, congenital defects in the vertebrae, defects in the tissue formation of cartilage, or patients with rheumatism and its types.Moreover; It has been proven that smoking leads to dehydration of the cartilage, which leads to an increased possibility of a herniated disc.
What is an Epiduroscope?
It is one of the latest technologies that modern medicine was able to develop recently, and which was able to explode a revolution in the treatment of a lumbar herniated disc due to the accuracy of this technique, where you can see in detail the neural canal from the inside without the need to open the surgery as was happening in the past. Through an ultrafine incision without cutting the skin or muscles.
Symptoms of a lumbar herniated disc
Z changed his location. Symptoms of the disease depend on where the dislocated part of the cartilage slipped into, and these symptoms are:
1 - Localized pain in the lower back, which may be onset and progress to worse or better, as a result of a herniated disc or protruding without causing pressure on the nerves feeding the lower extremities.
2- If the cartilage slips towards the outlet of the nerve heading to the left or right lower extremity, and causes pressure on the lumbar or sacral nerve, it may lead to pain in the lower extremity, numbness in the leg and foot, and difficulty walking.
If pressure develops on the nerve, it may lead to nerve weakness, limb and foot movement, and difficulty walking.
3- If the cartilage slides towards the middle of the spinal canal, it leads to pressure on the entire nerve plexus inside the spinal canal, causing pain in the legs, numbness of the buttocks and legs, and difficulty walking.
And if the disease progresses, it may lead to a loss of control over the urine and stool outputs, and this stage is so dangerous that it requires emergency surgery.
How to do a sacral canal endoscopy (Epiduroscopic discectomy):
The sacral canal endoscopy was performed using local anesthesia and then using a fine catheter that is completely safe on the nerves and the neural canal. Through this catheter, the endoscope is inserted to complete the procedure with great precision through the sacral hiatus or the sacral opening.
Under the guidance of sacral canal endoscopy, we can remove the slipped cartilage part under a clear view thanks to this technique, and by that we ensure that the problem is completely eliminated without bleeding or opening the skin or muscles.
Uses of sacral canal endoscopy
1 - Release of neural tube adhesions.
2 - curettage of the neural tube.
3- Expansion of nerve root exits in cases of neural canal narrowing
4- Treatment of lumbar herniated disc.
Advantages of sacral canal endoscopy
1- Completely safe on nerves and complaining cord.
2- Seeing the neural canal very clearly and making sure that the problem is radically resolved during the procedure.
3- The patient does not suffer from pain during or after the procedure.
4- There is no wound because it is not done through cutting the muscles.
5- Quick recovery after the procedure and discharge from the hospital on the same day.
Sacral neural tube endoscopy complications
There are no complications or damage to this technique, as it is completely safe on the nerves and the nerve canal, and the patient does not experience any problems after the procedure.
Why choose ORA CLINICS Premium?
Because we at ORA CLINICS center always take care of the patient’s time and health, and as confirmation of this we have provided a medical laboratory inside the center. As for the limited interventions for the treatment of spinal pain and joint roughness, we at our center always provide the latest non-surgical interventions and techniques under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Mohamed Qoura. In addition to the staff of assistant doctors specializing in pain treatment, who follow up patients periodically after carrying out limited interventions to check on them and ensure their improvement and safety.
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