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What causes back / neck pain?

Any fault within the numerous structures that form the spinal column can lead to back / neck pain. Additionally, many abdominal organs when inflamed can cause referred pain in the backIt is therefore important to thoroughly investigate and ascertain the underlying reason for back or neck pain. 

What is disc prolapsing?

Disc is a kind of cushion between two vertebral bones. It has a soft center and an outer hard shell. If the disc ruptures, the soft inner material can come out and press the nerve leading to leg or arm pain depending on whether disc prolapse occurred in lower back or neck.

9 out of 10 patients suffering from disc prolapse get better with rest and medication. However, 1 out of 10 patients, who is unable to settle or has significant weakness in arm or leg because of disc prolapse may need surgery to remove the material pressing on the nerve.

Types of Procedures:

discectomy / micro discectomy

decompression

spinal fusion

vertebroplasty / kyphoplasty

What do you plan to achieve from spine surgery?

•To relieve your leg pain by removing whatever is pressing on the nerve i.e. disc, bone or scar tissue

•To achieve fusion for relief of back pain or to stabilize unstable segment of spine

•To relieve pressure on spinal cord or nerves in case it is leading to weakness in arms or legs

•Improve quality of life and return to work / sport as soon as possible

Success rate of surgery is more than 90%. Prior to surgery, your consultant will discuss potential risk and complications of your surgery.

Best Scoliosis Treatment in India:

Scoliosis is a medical condition in which a person's spine has a sideways curve. The curve is usually "S"- or "C"-shaped. In some, the degree of curve is stable, while in others, it increases over time. Mild scoliosis does not typically cause problems, while severe cases can interfere with breathing. Typically, no pain is present.

The cause of most cases is unknown, but is believed to involve a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Risk factors include other affected family members. It can also occur due to another condition such as muscles spasms, cerebral palsy, Marfan syndrome, and tumors such as neurofibromatosis. Diagnosis is confirmed with X-rays. Scoliosis is typically classified as either structural in which the curve is fixed, or functional in which the underlying spine is normal.

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