Treatment of cardiovascular diseases poses a great burden for the economies of both developed and developing countries. Performing the necessary tests before the surgery (such as blood, urine tests, electrocardiogram, x-ray) and obtaining an anesthesiologist’s opinion are important stages of preoperative preparation. Many patients have a herniated disc, and they require heart surgery along with the hernia, and there are situations where pre- or post-treatment is essential.
Every year, thousands of open and/or closed heart surgeries (minimally invasive) are performed in our country.
So, if a patient who has undergone heart surgery has a herniated disc, is it necessary for the patient to undergo surgery for this reason? Should the preoperative preparations listed above be done again? Should the patient be anesthetized again? Is there a non-surgical herniated disc treatment?
A Pain Center (Algology) has been established within the Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation of our hospital (Specialist Dostali Aliyev).
Treatment of a herniated disc is carried out not only by the patient’s pain complaint, but also by taking other findings into consideration. If the patient only has pain, painkillers, muscle relaxants and bed rest can often be enough to reduce the pain and sometimes completely relieve it. In cases where the pain does not go away, the solution is not immediate surgery.
The treatment of every herniated disc is not surgery. If the patient does not have loss of strength, decrease or loss of reflexes, surgery is not immediately sought. To get more information on this subject, contact Mr. Expert. Dr. Be sure to read Dostali Aliyev’s article.