Waist and neck hernias, which are the most common complaints of people today, are increasing day by day. While it used to be mostly seen in white-collar and adults, it went down to the age of 18 due to many reasons such as sedentary life and digital addiction. Saying that we should care about pain, Romatem Samsun Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Orhan Akdeniz said, “This cream sounds very good, we should put aside unconscious treatment methods as if the doctor gave this drug to the neighbor. Because these methods do not solve the problem, they may wear the spine more. Personalized treatments should be planned by listening to the patient's story. "80-85 percent of hernia problems can be solved by a successful physical therapy."
The spinal system consists of a series of bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other. These bones lean against discs that act as a cushion. The discs protect bones in daily activities such as walking, lifting and turning. Each disc has two parts: a soft gelatinous inner part and a hard outer ring. Hernia problem arises as a result of the pressure on the spinal cord and the nerves separated from the spinal cord due to wear, tear or displacement of the discs due to various reasons. In our society, waist and neck hernias are the most common.
Not all pains are a hernia precursor
Emphasizing that many reasons such as the development of technology, stress, obesity, inactivity can cause hernia problems, Romatem Samsun Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Orhan Akdeniz said, “Pain in the shoulders, loss of sensation, numbness and weakness in the hands in cervical disc hernia, and pain radiating from the waist to the hip and leg in herniated disc are among the most common symptoms. But not all pain is a hernia. Therefore, we should take the pains into consideration and consult a specialist physician directly. In addition to physical and neurological examination, diagnosis is made by imaging methods such as x-ray, MRI (magnetic resonance) or CT (computed tomography). In some cases, nerve examinations called EMG (electromyography) may be needed. Because being late in treatment may cripple you, even the last resort surgery may not save you from this situation. In order to be protected from this discomfort that can occur at any age, many factors such as lifting heavy loads, staying still, standing for a long time, positioning the neck in the wrong position when using devices such as tablet phones and computers should be avoided, ”he said.
Physical Therapy Takes An Important Place
Akdeniz continued his words as follows: “First of all, people should forget about the legends of the city, such as having a glass of hernia problem, it is good, it can only pass with surgery. At the same time, our neck is the most sensitive and mobile part of our spine. Incorrect applications such as massages that we unconsciously do at home will damage this area more. To give an example, this area is so sensitive that in case of an accident, the healthcare team first comes with a collar. At the same time, waist chewing, which we used to see a lot, is a very wrong practice. Physical therapy methods have an important place in the treatment of hernia. For this purpose, hot applications, ultrasound, laser, pain relief current treatments, massage, mobilization, manual therapy, dry needling, taping, traction (classical and vertical traction-vertetrac) are the most commonly used treatment methods. At the same time, people should accompany the treatment process with strengthening exercises given by the doctor. "- Hibya News Agency