Treatment success in case of a slipped disc.
Less pain, more quality of life.
Less pain, more quality of life - these are the expectations of people before a disc operation. By operating, we can help many of our patients to regain an active life.
The results are impressive ...
Complaints receding following treatment.
Following treatment, not only the pain intensity should improve, but also the complaints accepted by the patients. The „Neck Disability Index“ (NDI) asks whether and to what extent neck and/or arm pain increases or reduces. It was found that: The complaints are in decline and improve from moderate to minor complaints or from minor to hardly perceived restrictions.
Arm pain development in slipped disc (cervical spine).
Nearly no more pain. According to the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), which defines a scale of 0 to 100, patients with a herniated disc in the cervical spine are admitted with severe arm pain. Another survey three months after discharge shows Whether the treatment in the clinic was sustainable. The pleasing result: patients have significantly less pain afterwards.
Treated cases in 2014.
The patients' quality of life is clearly improved.
The fact that a slipped disc in the cervical spine cannot be borne silently, but should be treated instead, is also shown by the results of the evaluation of the "EuroQol-Quality of life" questionnaire (EQ-5D). This instrument is used to ask patients about their current quality of life. For example, it shows that for most patients their quality of life had increased significantly three months after being discharged from hospital.
Leg pain development in slipped disc (lumbar spine).
The pain significantly decreases. According to the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), which defines a scale of 0 to 100, patients with a herniated disc in the lumbal spine often suffer from severe leg pain. Another survey three months after discharge shows: patients have much less discomfort after the clinical treatment.
Treated cases in 2014.
The pain no longer plays a role following treatment.
„How much does your pain affect you when driving?“, „How much pain do you experience when climbing stairs?“ These are a few of the questions answered by the patients for the „Oswestry Disability Index“. With the help of this questionnaire the change between the start of therapy and three months following their discharge from the clinic is clear: Whereas the patients felt severely „impaired“ at the start of their treatment and dominated by pain, after the therapy they indicated that the pain was now only a „minimum“ or „moderate“ handicap.
Less pain means significantly more quality of life.
Schön Klinik treated more than 1,500 patients with a slipped disc in the lumbar spine in 2013. And they all showed clearly: If the pain is reduced, the patient's quality of life increases in leaps and bounds. Whereas the points given in the "EuroQol-Quality of life" questionnaire (EQ-5D) for the quality of life on admission was only 0.41 to 0.49 points of 1.0 possible points, three months after being discharged patients awarded 0.64 to 0.83 points – and the trend was on the increase.
*Schön Klinik patient survey of 712 patients three months after a disc OP. With 3,300 quality indicators for more than 100 clinical pictures, the quality measurement of the clinic group is unique in Germany.