Frequently Asked Questions – Back Questions

Frequently Asked Questions - Back Questions

  • I was told that there is a fat deposit in my back and that the spinal cord is attached to the back together with a tense spinal cord syndrome; does the surgery have urgency?
  • A tethered cord was diagnosed due to a thick and fatty filum terminale, is cutting of filum terminal a difficult operation?
  • The doctor said that there is a spina bifida.
  • It was said that there is a gap in my back.

Congenital midline closure defect is a congenital abnormality that has been present in the patient since they were in the mother’s womb. Since the damage caused by these diseases increases day by day, it is necessary to correct the disease with surgery as soon as it is determined. However, it will be appropriate for an experienced pediatric neurosurgeon to perform the surgery using all necessary contemporary technological devices.

  • Does spiral cause back pain?
  • When I lean back or forward, a clicking sound comes out.

Sounds from your joints are not a symptom of any disease. Spiral does not make back pain.

  • I have pains usually in the sitting position; walking is not painful in my back.
  • Because of the pain, they walk leaning to one side, and the pain does not allow them to sleep…
  • I was told that I had to lose weight, but I wasn’t successful, and my leg pain started together with a loss of strength, and I do not want to go to the hospital anymore because I am too tired.

We call your back pain an axial pain or mechanical back pain. In other words, the pain is due to the problems of the structures in your back. These can usually be treated with simple methods, such as weight reduction and muscle-strengthening exercises to be initiated after the pain is reduced by bed rest treatment. It is then appropriate to apply to a physiotherapist.

  • I have an extruded lumbar disc hernia, is surgery necessary?
  • I have a stage 2 hernia, is surgery necessary?
  • How many days do I need to stay in the hospital for my lumbar disc surgery?
  • Do you perform a full endoscopic operation for lumbar spine surgery?
  • I have a T 10-11 hernia, what do you recommend?
  • I have a slip of 1 cm in my spine, is there any cure for lumbar slip?

There is no type of surgical procedure that I can’t perform, and no spine disease that can’t be solved with surgical procedures nowadays; but I always prefer surgery as the last resort. Have you depleted all the other options so that having surgery is definitely being considered? You appreciate that I cannot guide you with with only this much knowledge. If you wish my help; come to an examination and of course I will try to help you as much as I can.

  • The screw is broken, should they have surgery again?
  • I want to undergo a mobile instrumentation surgery.
  • I have had two operations but my pain is still there and it was said that screws and rods are necessary now, but I want to have a motion preserving lumbar surgery.
  • Does fusion surgery restrict movement?

I do not know where and by whom your previous surgery was done, but I wish that you’d undergone the first surgery in a good center and by an experienced surgeon. I hope you are aware that this reoperation is a difficult task and that it cannot be done everywhere. I can of course perform all the motion preserving lumbar surgery alternatives, against all possible costs. This has no disadvantage compared to conventional screwing methods; but has many advantages for the future, if your age is not too old. It would be much healthier to tell you about all these face to face.

  • What is the likelihood of failure in surgery or damage to nerves?
  • What are the healing rates in surgery?
  • My mother is 85 years old, has a herniated disc, and was recommended surgery.
  • The doctor said there is no emergency, but that I need to be instrumented, and my age is 25.
  • If I have a scoliosis surgery, will my back slip improve and pain resolve; my age is 69…

Today, every age, every disease and every patient have an operation that can be done. However, surgery should always be considered as a last resort, especially in patients who are very young and very old. This is because each surgical method has its own risks and unfortunately the healing rate of the patient is directly proportional to the risk level of the surgery.

  • What type of bed should I sleep on?
  • I have a disc herniation in the beginning level, what do I have to do?
  • Although I work at the desk, I had a lumbar disc herniation.
  • I am 23-years-old, 181 cm, 140 kg, and have a L4 and L5 herniation.
  • There is a cartilage deformation between the two spinal bones.

Especially young people working seated should make sure their seats and desks are of ideal ergonomic dimensions and shapes. They must also have a spring-loaded mattress that is maximum eight years old. Then they should pay attention to their diets so as to ensure that their weight is within normal limits, and also they must exercise regularly to maintain optimum muscle strength. Otherwise, it is inevitable that the surgeries to be performed will also fail.

  • What kind of a risk does intramedullary hemangioma have, and what do you recommend?

When these hemangiomas lead to pain in the area, they can be treated by filling them with bone cement in a closed operation.

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