In recent years, spinal surgery has made tremendous progressUntil recently, or even at the present time, when a patient learned that they needed back surgery, they experienced great fear and uncertainty. Everyone has a friend, acquaintance or neighbor who, after a back surgery for a herniated disc, suffered for a long time, did not solve their problem, or was in even worse pain. Most of course got better, but not for some time after the operation.
Percutaneous Lumbar Decompression
Today this belief is beginning to change and this is only the beginning. Because the most modern technique of waist restoration has come to Greece: Η Percutaneous Lumbar Decompression. The method has all the advantages of surgical treatment, i.e. anatomical and functional restoration of the problem. However, is not accompanied by the discomfort, post-operative pain and bed rest, like the well-known normal surgery.
More specifically: any patient who suffers from symptoms of spinal stenosis, almost 10% of the population over 50 years of age, or from lumbar herniated disc, which causes severe symptoms of back pain and sciatica (persistent back and leg pain, often in young people), until now had 2 options: The first option was to take a lot of medication, do physiotherapy and miss days of work and activities whenever he had a pain attack, usually 1-3 times a year. The second option was to go into surgery, often with fear and uncertainty about the final outcome.
But now with Percutaneous Lumbar Decompression, the patient has almost complete recovery, without the risks of open surgery, or the discomfort of constant recurrence and medication.
Not a day in bed
With a few hours ‘ hospitalization in the hospital, an incision of a few millimeters is made, which is then seen as a scratch on the skin. The patient does not lose blood and the musculoskeletal system is not injured. From this small opening, everything needed to fully decompress the spinal canal and the nerves that are under pressure is done.
In just a few days, the patient returns to full activity. He doesn’t have to stay in bed for a day. The relief of his symptoms is immediate and noticeable. As patients say, “the leg stretches out, becomes stronger and walking becomes more confident”. Post-operative medication is practically non-existent (small dose of paracetamol).
The problem ceases to exist and all patients resume their daily activities without pain. Younger people go back to work quickly. Older people can walk again as much as they want, so they can take care of their work or visit their friends, without thinking that they cannot walk more than 100-200 metres without being stopped by pain.
The most modern surgical method is not out of reach for anyone. Thanks to it, anyone who does manual work or leads a sedentary life and needs to work for a living can work again. without pain. But even if he is older, he doesn’t isolate himself at home, pining away because he can’t bear to walk down the street. The solution now exists, for everyone!
Director of the Neurosurgery Clinic
Published in boro.gr