How To Diagnose Pinched Nerves?
Hello, I want to ask about the diagnosis of HNP / Pinched Nerves whether it is only done through a doctor’s interview session with the patient or with further processes such as x-rays / u0026amp; so? How is the right diagnosis u0026amp; effective for HNP patients?
Hello Bimo, Thank you for the question
Hernia nucleus pulposus (HNP) is a condition where the cushioning between the vertebrae causes the spinal cord that is behind it to become pinched. The cushion between the vertebrae has a springy part that is covered with a strong layer. Increasing age and injury can reduce the elasticity of these pads so that these pads can protrude and pinch the nerve. The risk of experiencing HNP also increases if you are overweight, have a smoking habit, and often lift heavy weights. Symptoms that appear can be pain in the limbs, numbness or fatigue in the limbs, or weakness in the limbs. To diagnose this condition, the doctor needs to get more information about the patient's complaint, examine the patient physically, and conduct further investigations such as blood tests, scanning tests (x-rays, CT scans, or MRI), or EMG. This investigation is intended to confirm the diagnosis and rule out other causes of patient complaints. Handling that will be given by a doctor depends on the severity of the condition experienced.
Please discuss further with the neurologist in person to get a more complete explanation of this condition.
I hope this helps.