COMPLETE SPINE CARE
Spine Treatment Clinic in India
The spine is the mainframe of your body and requires to be taken care of more often than you realize. Modern jobs require you to sit at your desk and stare at computers for long hours. This has been the reason for an ever increasing growth in back pains and spinal cord related problems. This apart, the spine suffers various damages with time but for each issue, modern medical science has laid down reassuring remedies. Below you will find a detailed list of the issues and how a CMRI hospital helps to restore the damages to your spine.
About your Spinal Cord
The spinal cord is the main conduit of communication between the brain and the rest of your body. It’s long, fragile and tube- like structure which extends downward from the base of the brain. The spinal cord is protected by the back bones (vertebrae) of the spine (spinal column). The vertebrae are separated and cushioned by disks made of cartilage.
Causes of spinal cord disorders include injuries, blocked blood supply, infections and compression by a fractured bone or a tumor. The effects of spinal disorders are typically, weak or paralyzed muscles, sensations are abnormal or lost, and difficulty in controlling bladder and bowel function.
For accurate diagnoses and increased safety during therapeutic procedures, our specialists use the most advanced techniques available for spinal imaging, interventional neuroradiology, electro-physiological testing, and surgery.
Our neurosurgeons are experts in treating:
The overall goal of treatment at CMRI hospitals are pain relief, prevention of paralysis, and restoration of functional capacity. Spinal nerve and cord function is monitored consistently during surgery to prevent injury to vital neurological structures. By collaborating with other departments, including orthopedics, general surgery, and pschyciatry, our patients benefit from the expertise of a variety of specialists.
Complex Spinal Tumors
Spine Tumor Surgery offers treatment for all primary and metastatic tumors. Our surgical team has special expertise in transpedicular corpectomy and en bloc resection, sparing many cancer patients from a thoracotomy procedure and resulting in less morbidity and shorter hospital stays. All spinal tumor cases are routinely reviewed at a board meeting to determine the best treatment options for each patient. The close collaboration between neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, radiation oncologists, and oncolgoists ensure the best treatment possible for Spinal Tumor cases.
Our experts at CMRI hospitals take care for all aspects of spinal deformity, including scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis, which may result in acute or chronic instability, neurological deficit, and pain. Our neurosurgeons place meticulous emphasis on adequate and methodical neural decompression and protection along with restoration of normal global and regional spinal balance.
Here at CK Birla we treat spinal deformity including:
- Congenital deformities
- Severe lordotic deformities
- Severe kyphotic deformities
- Flat-back syndrome
- Failed-back syndrome
- High-grade spondylolisthesis
- Chin-on-chest kyphotic deformity
- Ankylosing spondylitis
- Rheumatoid arthritis
Degenerative Spine Disorders
The cervical spine being the most flexible anatomic region in the axial skeleton, give us the ability to perform complex motions like head turning or tilting and carrying weight or absorbing impact while protecting the delicate spinal cord and nerve roots that pass through the cervical vertebra. Vital supportive structures of the cervical spine, such as the discs, facet joints, and surrounding ligaments, are subject to repetitive injury and degeneration from normal activities, such as work or sports, and from aging, stress, or trauma.
At CMRI, our experts are skilled at treatments of various specific parts of the spine like:
- The Occipito-cervical Junction
- The Atlanto-Axial (C1-2) Joint
- The Subaxial Cervical Spine
- Degnerative Thoracolumbar Spine Disorders
Thoracolumbar conditions treated include:
- Disc herniations
Peripheral nerve disorders (including nerve sheath tumors)
At CMRI, patients with spinal injuries involving the peripheral nervous system are managed in conjunction with departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, and Orthopedic Surgery. Comprehensive assessment and treatments are offered, including non-invasive and surgical management. Patients are followed until they reach their eventual permanent outcomes.
Procedure and treatment:
- X-rays to show the alignment of your bones, whether you have degenerative joint disease or possible tumors.
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computerized tomography (CT) scans can reveal any herniated disks or problems with muscles, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, or blood vessels.
- Myelography technique uses dye to show areas where your spinal cord may be getting pinched by the vertebrae in your back.
- Bone scans to detect compression fractures or bone tumors caused by osteoporosis.
- Electrodiagnostic studies to confirm nerve compression caused by herniated disks or spinal stenosis.
- Electromyography (EMG) assesses nerve or muscle damage.
Our doctors base the diagnosis on symptoms and results of a physical examination and imaging tests, such as magnetic resonance imaging. Our expert team of orthopedic and neurosurgeons will work with you and your family to determine the most effective and advanced surgical options. In a select group of patients, minimally invasive spine surgery has been applied to treat spinal diseases and disorders through much smaller incisions and with less tissue dissection. A smaller incision allows our surgeons to access the spine without unnecessarily severing important supporting muscles. This leads to significantly shorter recuperation periods for our patients as well as less scarring and less risk of complications.