Drawing attention to the dangers awaiting spine patients who disrupt their treatment due to pandemic, Medical Park Karadeniz Hospital Brain and Nerve Surgery Specialist Op. Dr. Güngör Usta said, “Only in February, 3 lumbar hernia patients applied to us with severe paralysis in their ankles. We did their operations. These were cases that required physical therapy. “When treatment is delayed in patients who absolutely need to have surgery, it can manifest itself with severe paralysis and permanent neurological defects.”


Reminding that spinal diseases and related complaints are at the top of hospital admissions, Op. Dr. Güngör Usta said, “In particular, waist and neck hernias are the most common spinal problems we encounter. The pandemic process we are in has hampered the diagnosis, treatment and follow-up of spine diseases as well as many diseases. Patients postpone applying to health institutions due to fear of viruses ”.


Underlining that a delayed waist or neck hernia, especially in surgical treatment, may lead to permanent neurological defects, Op. Dr. Güngör Usta said, “As a matter of fact, we have recently seen patients who present with severe paralysis because of delaying their treatment. It is not possible for the patient to decide the seriousness and urgency of the situation. “I recommend patients with spinal problems to apply to the neurosurgery department as soon as possible.”

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