Mo asked Neem I’m 46 years old
Hello Liliek, Thank you for the question.
Neural foramina stenosis is a narrowing of the vertebrae, which can cause pinching of the nerve that exits the vertebra. This pinched nerve can cause complaints of pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and paralysis, depending on the affected nerve. Sorry for the absence of information regarding the complaint to the severity of your condition, I cannot provide information about the importance of surgery. In general, surgery will be recommended by a doctor if you experience symptoms that do not improve with drugs or symptoms have caused disturbances in nerve function (for example, causing weakness or paralysis).
Every surgery has its own risks and complications. Risks range from the risk of the operation itself to the risk of anesthesia (anesthesia). In general, the risk of surgery is in the form of bleeding, infection, scar tissue on the surgical scar, injury to surrounding tissue or to blood vessels or nerves, and others. Operations on the spine also have the risk of injuring the nerves so that symptoms can worsen. On the other hand, general anesthesia has an effect on the central nervous system, circulatory system, and respiratory system. If you have asthma, the anesthetist will usually check your condition in general beforehand to find out whether or not if you undergo the operation will result in a big risk or not and what actions the doctor can prepare.
The most appropriate step for you at this time is to discuss with your neurosurgeon specialist about the need for this spinal surgery and the risks that can occur associated with this operation. If you still have doubts, you can consult another neurosurgeon for a second opinion regarding your current condition.
Hope this information is helpful.