Postoperative complications of lumbar discopathy – case report

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2015, Vol 21, Issue 2


Low back pain is relatively quite common among the population worldwide, especially in highly developed countries. This is caused by overload changes of the spine associated with the loss of spinal intervertebral disc height, and its convex in the direction of neural tissue which results in compression of the tissues. Damage to the intervertebral disc causes a chain reaction resulting in destruction of the entire spine, and consequently, leading to the development of degenerative and proliferative changes, which are the more extensive the bigger the destructive forces acting on the spine. The lack of treatment is undoubtedly related with the strengthening of pathology; however, undertaking treatment and the lack of observance of medical recommendations after surgical procedures may also lead to the development of pathology, increasing the risk of relapse and allowing numerous complications. A patient should be aware that surgical intervention is related not only with the removal of the cause of pain and improvement of disturbed anatomical relations, but also with damage to healthy tissues. Scar formed during the surgery should be given time to heal. Optimal conditions for recovery are perfectly met by patients who feel co-responsible for the healing process. Unfortunately, there are also patients who spoil the result of the hard work of therapeutic teams. The case of a patient is presented with the evolution of intervertebral disc degeneration, which originated from degenerative changes and stenosis of the spinal canal in the lumbar region.

Authors and Affiliations

Gustaw Wójcik, Jolanta Piskorz


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Gustaw Wójcik, Jolanta Piskorz (2015). Postoperative complications of lumbar discopathy – case report. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 21(2), 116-119.