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Spinal care

When it comes to optimal health, back pain can have serious impact on life and beyond. Chronic back pain could trigger endless problems and can cause havoc in both the professional and personal life of a person. Hence, an effective and permanent solution is what the patients need for their grueling back problems. With the latest medical technology at their disposal, our specialist doctors and surgeons are perfectly equipped to provide lasting solutions to even the most strenuous of back and Spinal issues. Every case is thoroughly assessed to determine the best solution to fix the issue at its root cause - even if it is through non-surgical and rehabilitative strategies.

The primary reason for most back surgeries is to get relief from back pain. And for many people, the result is less pain.

Less pain comes with many additional benefits, including:

  • Ability to go back to work
  • Better physical fitness
  • Improved mood
  • Increased activity
  • Increased productivity at work
  • Less need for pain medicines with fewer drug side effects

Endoscopic Lumbar Discectomy

This surgery is performed to remove a herniated disc from the spinal canal. When a disc herniation occurs, a fragment of the normal spinal disc is dislodged, which may press against the spinal cord or the nerves that surround the spinal cord. The pressure leads to the symptoms that are characteristic of herniated discs, including numbness, tingling, electric shock pain etc.

The surgical treatment of a herniated disc is to remove the fragment of spinal disc that is causing the pressure on the nerve. This procedure is called a discectomy. The traditional surgery is called an open discectomy. An open discectomy is an operation where the surgeon uses a small incision and looks at the actual herniated disc in order to remove the disc and relieve the pressure on the nerve.

The surgery can take about an hour, depending on the extent of the disc herniation, the size of the patient, and other factors.

In order to remove the fragment of herniated disc, an incision over the center of the back. The incision is usually about 3 centimeters in length. The muscles are carefully dissected away from the bone. Using special instruments, a small amount of bone is then removed and ligament from the back of the spine. This part of the procedure is called a laminotomy.

Once this bone and ligament is removed, the spinal nerves can be protected. Once the disc herniation is found, the herniated disc fragment is removed. Depending on the appearance and the condition of the remaining disc, more disc material may be removed in hopes of avoiding another fragment of disc from herniating in the future.

The advent of new techniques has lead to latest procedures like microdiscectomy and endoscopic discectomy. A microdiscectomy is a minimally invasive disc surgery that uses specialized instruments and smaller incisions.

The endoscopic microdiscectomy is a procedure that accomplishes the same goal as a traditional open discectomy, removing the herniated disc, but uses a smaller incision. Instead of actually looking at the herniated disc fragment and removing it, a small camera is used to find the fragment and special instruments to remove it. The procedure may not require general anesthesia, and is done through a smaller incision with less tissue dissection.

Artificial Cervical Disk Replacement

Cervical spine is made up of the seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other in the neck area. The cervical disks are the cushions that lie between the cervical vertebrae and act as shock absorbers to allow the neck to move freely.

Cervical spine also forms a protective tunnel for the upper part of the spinal cord to pass through. As the spinal cord passes through this tunnel, it sends out spinal nerves that pass through the openings between the cervical vertebrae. These spinal nerves supply the upper body with sensation and movement.

Cervical disk replacement surgery involves removing a diseased cervical disk and replacing it with an artificial disk. It is done when the space between the vertebrae has become too narrow and part of the vertebrae or the cervical disk is pressing on the spinal cord or spinal nerves, causing onerous pain, numbness, or weakness. When these symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical types of treatment, disk surgery may be recommended.

Using an artificial disk to replace the natural cervical disk is a new type of treatment that has recently been approved by the noted international health associations and governing bodies. In traditional cervical disk surgery, the diseased disk is removed and the cervical vertebrae above and below the disk may be fused together. Disk replacement surgery may have the advantage of allowing more movement and creating less stress on the remaining vertebrae than traditional cervical disk surgery.

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