Brain & Nervous System
Neurosurgery is the branch of medicine that deals with diseases requiring brain, nerve and spine surgeries. These are back and neck hernia, fractures, slides, benign and malignant tumors and inflammatory diseases, nerve system injuries caused by traffic accidents and falling down, aneurism, cerebral hemorrhage and natal anomalies. Thanks to MRI, Multi-slice BT, digital x-ray that are available at the hospital, diseases associated with neurosurgery can be diagnosed and treated early. Our professional and expert staff successfully performs brain, spine, spinal cord and neurosurgeries at our hospital. Microdiscectomy method is used for neck and back hernia operations.
Neurology is the branch of medicine generally dealing with brain, brain stem, spinal cord, peripheral nerve system, and muscle diseases. In addition to these, it also covers diagnostic and treatment methods apart from the surgical ones.
What are the methods used in the diagnosis of a herniated neck?
Clinical examination, cervical (neck) MR, cervical (neck), CT, EMG. Clinical examination and cervical MR must be doone. EMG nerve entrapment used can be used if necessary to separate them.
What should I do to avoid hernia?
Walk regularly to strengthen the back muscles. Exercises to strenghten the waist and swimming are also very beneficial.Avoid lifting heavy objects as much as possible. You must also remember that herniated discs occur more in smokers.If you are overweight, make an effort to become the ideal weight for your structure.
How long before I can go back to work after the surgery?
After 12 hours, the patient can begin to walk. However, it is better to get rest for 3 days and take short walks around the house. Depending on the type of work you do, the recommended duration is anywhere between 7- 15 days before returning to work.
What are the symptoms of a herniated cervical disc?
Hernias in the neck can proceed without causing any symptoms. The beginning stages of hernias can put pressure on the surrounding muscles and nerves. Daily activities like computer work or even carrying grocery bags can become painful and uncomfortable. Precautions must be taken at this time to minimize further nerve damage. Pain caused by a hernia will not only affect the area in which it occurs but can lead to numbness in hands and arm. The general indication of a hernia is having a “stiff neck”. If you get a stiff neck anda re unaware of how it occured (weather conditions etc.) this may be your que to visit a doctor.
What should people with Neck Hernias pay attention to?
-Pay attention to your posture while using a computer.
-Walk upright with your head held up.
-Stay away from participating in sports that will put pressure on your neck.
-Make sure to take walks and exercise regularly.
Which types of therapies can be used for back and neck hernia?
-Physiotherapists can show exercises and positions designed to minimize the pain. At the same time
-Heat or ice application
-Short neck or back corsets can be used
When should you go see your doctor about a herniated disk?
-Numbness starting at the hip, radiating ,into the leg
-If you have numbness in both legs, and if abnormalities seen in bowel movements
-Pain in your back that limits your ability to move around
-If it appears that severe pain in one part of your head
-If you have numbness and tingling in the arms and fingers