Prognosis of Cervical Disc Herniation

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In a disc herniation, the discomforts can get worse, become chronic discomforts or be unnoticed.

In 90% of cases, the symptoms improve with conservative treatment. For this reason, it has to be carefully considered whether surgery is really necessary.

The possible complications of a conventional surgery procedure include damage to the nerves and blood vessels, inflammation around the surgical area, complications in treating the wounds, and after surgery haemorrhages.

As regards both conservative treatment and muscle surgery treatment, an active post-treatment is recommended: gymnastics, muscle exercises, and physiotherapy. Occupational therapy (ergotherapy) is recommended for the treatment of disc herniation, as well as a psychological and social medical assessment.

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José Poblete Carrizo
Salvador Fuster

Published: 25 October 2019
Updated: 25 October 2019

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