Majority of back pain cases may be resolved without much medical help, just by being more careful and following medical advice. Usually back pain is categorised into two types:
- Acute – back pain comes on suddenly and persists for a maximum of three months.
- Chronic – the pain gradually develops over a longer period, lasts for over three months, and causes long-term problems.
Some frequently treated problems are:
- Back & Neck Pain (all areas)
- Cerebral Palsy patients with associated spinal deformity
- Degenerative Disc Disease
- Fractured vertebrae
- Herniated lumbar disc (Slipped Disc)
- Lumbar Strains
- Scoliosis and Kyphosis
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal Tuberculosi
- Spinal Tumours
- Spondylosis and Spondylolisthesis
When surgery is indicated, our fellowship-trained surgeons offer the most advanced and proven surgery options such as:
CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY
Cervical spine surgery is generally performed on an elective basis to treat either –
- Nerve/spinal cord impingement (decompression surgery)
Spinal instability (fusion surgery)
- Often, the two procedures are combined, as a decompression may de-stabilize the spine and create the need for a fusion to add stability. Spinal instrumentation (such as a small plate) can also be used to help add stability.
In a microdiscectomy spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement, thus providing for more room for the affected nerve to heal.
Cervical posterior foraminotomy is a surgery performed to remove bone and/or portions of a diseased or herniated disc to relieve neck and arm pain.
The surgery involves removing a small portion of the bone and/or disc material around the nerve root to allow more space for better healing.
The primary aim of a vertebroplasty is to stabilise spinal fracture and to stop the pain caused by it. Vertebroplasty is a minimally invasive surgical procedure as it is done through a small puncture in the patient’s skin (as opposed to an open incision).
A spinal fusion surgery is done to stop the motion at a painful vertebral segment, which ideally, decreases the pain generated from the joint.
SPINAL DISC REPLACEMENT
This is a rapidly developing alternative to spinal fusion surgery. The artificial disc replacement surgery is a procedure that involves replacing a painful disc that is causing chronic back pain with an artificial disc that provides pain relief without compromising the spine’s natural anatomical structure.