False: Every back pain is a hernia
True: 95% of back pain is not caused by a hernia.
False: People With Lumbar Hernia Must Have Pain
True: Although pain, numbness-tingling, and loss of strength seem necessary for hernia, the number of individuals who have a hernia and have no symptoms is quite high.
False: Lumbar Hernia Occurs Only in People Who Lift Heavy
Correct: Sitting all the time, especially in weight, constantly doing work standing up, leaning home, sexual activities, wrong sports and even plates can cause hernia.
False: Lying on a Hard Ground is Good for a Hernia
Correct: It is important to choose the mattress according to the individual’s weight. Orthopedic mattress is generally at the forefront.
Wrong: Sitting is preferable to moving.
Right: Sitting increases the load on the waist, it should not be sitting continuously for more than 10-20 minutes. And one should not stand constantly.
Wrong: It Is Necessary To Wear A Corset All The Time
Right: The thought that “corset causes the muscles in the waist to weaken” is also wrong. It is a lack of information to be thought of as the plaster condition. Recent publications have the idea of ”You can wear as many corsets as your doctor sees fit”.
False: Weight does not harm the hernia patient.
True: Weight is a very important factor in spinal diseases. It prevents the hernia from healing. It contributes to the formation of a new hernia.
False: Every Lumbar Hernia Means Surgery
True: Surgery in lumbar hernia is a damaging procedure. However, in cases that require compulsory surgery, we have to tolerate this damaging effect of the surgery. The real treatment is to get the herniated part back in place. Otherwise, we will cause the patient to experience new problems in the following months-years. Again, the decision for surgery should be examined in detail and made with the decision of a commission.
Wrong: Any doctor can treat lumbar hernia !!!
Right: “Fear not from herniated disc, but from wrong treatment”, even fear of delay and delay. Definitely choose doctors who are expert and experienced in this field. Otherwise, the treatment process becomes difficult even due to delay.
Wrong: I am a hernia patient, I continue my life with medicine
True: Necessary precautions and exercise program should be taught to reduce the hernia and a new lifestyle should be started. The person should not stay in the same position for a long time, and the sitting and standing time should be kept short. The use of a pillow that supports the lumbar arch in sitting seats should be a habit. Care should be taken to do things by crouching instead of leaning on the ground. Attention should be paid to the choice of orthopedic mattress for sleeping. When getting out of bed, you should lie on your side and sit with support from the arms, then stand up. In addition, if necessary, a diet program should be started in terms of weight control.
False: Lumbar Hernia Surgery Is Very Harmful
True: Lumbar hernia surgery personally damages the body, but must be done in absolutely necessary cases. It is not an easy process. And easy decisions are not right at all.
Wrong: Patients can return to work immediately after surgery.
Right: The easy return of the patient to work is a mistake. After surgery, the disc height of the patients decreases. And should pay extreme attention. Otherwise, the ground will be prepared for hernia, degenerative disc development and calcification in the future.
Wrong: The patient can drive and walk after surgery.
Correct: The patient’s driving is a hernia inviter. Walking is also a hernia inviter.