Op. Salih Aydın, MD, a Brain, Spine and Neurosurgery Specialist at Emsey Hospital, said that the final point in chronic lower back pain is lumbar hernia. Although more prevalent in the between the ages of 30 and 60, it can occur in other age groups as well.
A sedentary life paves the way for lumbar hernia…
Factors like low physical activity, a prevalence of desk jobs, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle damage spinal disks, leading to the occurrence of lumbar hernias at early ages. An important cause of lumbar and leg pain is lumbar hernias that intensify later in life.
When is surgery an option for lumbar hernias?
Surgery becomes an option when conservative treatment methods like physiotherapy, medication treatment, resting or similar options become ineffective, or if the patient cannot be treated or presents pronounced, progressive neurological findings like foot problems, urological problems or persistent pain.
Lumbar hernia relapses from unsuccessful surgical operations
Surgical interventions aimed at lumbar hernia and the lumbar area in general are very precise operations for the patient. They might require multiple surgical operations.