Back problems are one of the most common reasons to see a doctor. Approximately 80% of people will experience back pain during their lifetime. Fortunately, for the vast majority of these people the pain will subside naturally without the need for surgery.
However, for those with chronic conditions surgery may be an option.
Spinal fusion is a surgical procedure used to correct problems with the small bones of the spine (vertebrae). It is essentially a "welding" process. The basic idea is to fuse together the painful vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone.
Spine surgery is usually recommended only when your doctor can pinpoint the source of your pain. To do this, your doctor may use imaging tests, such as x-rays, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans.
Spinal fusion may relieve symptoms of many back conditions, including:
- Degenerative disk disease
- Spinal stenosis
Spine surgery—whether back or neck surgery—is an advanced treatment option for pain and disability caused by an identifiable lesion in the patient’s anatomy that has not adequately improved with non-surgical treatments. Although spinal arthritis tends to be chronic, the symptoms are rarely progressive and rarely require surgery on the painful spinal joints. However, surgery may be needed in severe cases, and may include a spine fusion, decompression and/or laminectomy.
Many patients with lower back pain wonder if they will need surgery and if and when they should consult a surgeon. This website reviews a number of symptoms and considerations regarding when it may be advisable to consult with a spine surgeon.
Spine surgeons are physicians who receive special training in the diagnosis and treatment of the spine which include problems with the neck (cervical spine), mid back (thoracic spine) and low back (lumbar spine). We are proud to say that India has produced some of the best world renowned Spinal Surgeons and our associated Senior Spinal Surgeons working for their respective JCI Accredited Hospital are always eager to extend a supporting helpful hand to your spinal problems...
The latest techniques like Minimally invasive spine surgery, Expandable devices for Lumbar Spine Fusion are routinely carried out with results at par with the best centers globally.
Minimal Invasive spine surgery involves
- use of very small incisions,
- minimal muscle retraction,
- less normal tissue damage
- targeted treatment of pathology.
- Many surgeries are done under local anesthesia, hence surgeries can be done even in patients with high risk of anesthesia.
- There is less blood loss.
- minimal morbidity.
- Patient can be mobilized very early and he can be back to work faster.
- It prevents complications associated with prolonged bed rest.
Since normal tissues are not removed or damaged, post operative pain is less and also there is less chance of failed back syndrome.
Our team of expert Neurologists and Neurosurgeons are supported by the most extensive Neuro-diagnostic and imaging facilities including Asia's most advanced MRI and CT technology. Along with providing general diagnostic X-ray imaging, Wockhardt Brain and Spine Hospital offers you a magnitude of imaging services like EEG, EMG, Sensation 10 CT Scanner, Functional MRI with Spectroscopy, OPMI Multivision etc.