Back problems are one of the main reasons for visiting the doctor. In some cases, medical specialties such as neurosurgery can provide the most effective solution to end the discomfort.
From 60 to 80% of the general population presents sometime in life some period with problems related to the spinal column. Pain, cervical contracture and lumbar contracture and disc and herniated discs are the most frequent problems related to the spine. To deal with these problems it is important to find a good specialist and follow their advice to the letter.
The role of neurosurgery
Neurosurgery is a medical-surgical specialty that treats diseases of the central nervous system and the spinal cord. Within the specialty there are different branches that deal with concrete and specific pathologies. Thus, there is pediatric neurosurgery , the skull base, the functional, the vascular, the neurosurgery of the spinal column, etc.. But how can this specialty help solve back problems that cause pain?
First a good diagnosis is basic to know the cause of the pain. Afterwards, medical treatment is initiated according to the etiology of the pain and according to the response. They can be applied from minimally invasive techniques to surgery. For example, in the herniated disc , if there is no motor involvement of the root, we recommend medical treatment and rehabilitation. And if there is no clinical improvement, we recommend applying radiofrequency rhizolysis .