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In the case of the patient taking drugs because of heart failure and diabetes, can cervical herniated disc be cured?





Question >

A 76-year-old female has been suffering from cerebral disc herniation since 20 years ago. In the meantime, she received traction treatment and nerve treatment in a few hospitals. As she was improved for a period, she stopped receiving the treatments. Recently, hand numbness is worsened, which disturbs even sleep. She has been taking medication due to heart failure and diabetes since about 10 years ago.

Even in this case, can cervical herniated disc be cured?

Answer >

If the main symptom is hand numbness, herniated disc seems to suppress neural foramen. According to the questions, she has received traction treatment and nerve treatment. But in fact, the treatments cannot cure the disc fundamentally.

For early cerebral disc herniation, traction treatment that pulls cervical bone and widen the space between discs. But if the degeneration of disc has progressed, the gap between discs is narrowed and the nerves are suppressed again.

And the nerve treatment's effect is simply to block the pain. So if the effect of drugs is reduced, the pain reoccurs.

In the case, FIMS therapy may widen the space between discs of cervical bone. The FIMS therapy can be conducted for the patients with heart failure or diabetes, because it uses neither dugs nor anesthesia.

However, depending on the patient's condition, anti-inflammatory treatment or nerve treatment may be conducted. Therefore accurate tests on the degree of heart failure, blood sugar levels and medication in use are needed.

However, based on the old age, we cannot rule out the possibility of cerebral disc herniation or other diseases. Even if she had been diagnosed with cerebral disc herniation in the past, subsequent small spinous bones during degeneration of cervical bone are extended and suppress nerves or the stenosis of narrowed nerval canal of cervical bone may occur. In this case, the FIMS therapy cannot relieve pain. So you should receive a close examination before the treatment.