Treatment For HNP (Hernia Nucleus Pulposus)?
Hello, Doctor, I want to ask, what medicine is good for HNP? My brother suffered from HNP from July and until now has not been cured either. please reply doctor.
Wa alaikumsalam, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. HNP or hernia nucleus pulposus is a condition when the cushion that is between the spine comes out of its original position, and compresses the nerves around it. To more easily imagine this condition, consider the image below.
Those who experience this are likely to occur because they have a family history of similar complaints that is passed down through genetic factors, are overweight, smoke, often do bowing movements, and often lift heavy weights in the wrong position.
Regarding your question, how to handle this condition varies, depending on the severity. Starting from mild conditions, if still mild can be treated only with pain medications, muscle relaxants and corticosteroid injections. However, if it does not go away, or the conditions are severe, treatment may require physiotherapy, the use of a corset, to surgery.
So in the case of your sister, our advice should be checked first by a neurologist, so that it can be seen and assessed the severity, so that later treatment can be adjusted to the conditions now. Meanwhile, it is okay to take over-the-counter pain or anti-inflammatory drugs first, maintain ideal body weight, avoid lifting heavy loads, and consult a doctor immediately. So, hopefully answering your question.