Advises For Patients

  • When Should I have MRI For My Low Back Pain?

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the spine is a very useful test, which without the patient received radiation, gives us much information about the condition  of vertebrae, intervertebral discs, nerve roots, the height of the intervertebral spaces and the zygoapophyseal joints. But still  remains an image that describes morphological anatomical details of the spine, without […]

  • I have chronic low back pain. The MRI has shown herniations in L4-L5 and L5-S1 intervertebral discs. Do I have to be operated?

    If pain is localised low in the back, with potential radiation to the buttocks and posterior or/and lateral surface of thighs down to the knees and in some rare cases even lower, then three are the most probable causes of chronic lumbar pain: 1. Facet Joint Syndrome 2. Sacroiliac Joint Pain 3. Intradiscal Degenerative Disease […]

  • I have had a herniated intervertebral disc in my low back and sciatica for three months now. Do I have to be operated?

    Should the patient observe gradual and continuously increasing loss of muscle strength or/and urinary/defecation incontinence or newly manifested urinary/defecation disorder, only then must s/he urgently resort to surgery. About 90% of cases of sciatica due to herniated intervertebral disc are successfully treated with conservative or interventional pain therapy. Only some 10% of the cases should […]