General FAQs of Spine Surgery
Causes of Spine Surgery are as follows:
- Severe back pain
- Injured ligaments or tendons
- Weakness due to pressed nerves of the spine
- Herniated disc
- Leg pain which disturb lower spine level
- Numbness in arms, legs or back
- Inability to walk properly due to backache
- Fractures or injury in spinal cord
- Birth defects
- Nerve root compression
- Age related degeneration
In India: 20 days
In Hospital: 5-6 days
The different types of spine surgeries are as follows:
Atlantoaxial fixation surgery: This surgical procedure performed to provide stability, prevent neurological deficits and correct deformity. This instability occurs in bone (the atlas, C1, and the axis, C2) as well as in ligaments too can be rectified by performing Atlantoaxial fixation surgery. It is also known as pivot joint which is very helpful in the movement of head and neck. Flexion and extension of the neck involves an articulation in between C1 and C2. When the atlantoaxial instability occurs more often in between C1 and C2 then atlantoaxial fixation surgery is required.
Microdiscectomy or Microdecompression: Microdiscectomy is one of the most commonly performed Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and is very effective to get relief from leg pain which is caused due to radiculopathy, or sciatica.
Laminotomy or Spinal stenosis surgery: It is a spinal decompression surgery performed on the lamina of the spine. A part of the lamina is removed and a hole is carved to relieve pressure from the spine. The surgery is performed to correct those spine conditions which cause lamina to compress any nerve of the spinal cord.
Scoliosis and Kyphosis Surgery: This spinal surgery is performed to correct the posture of the curved spinal cord. When you look straight with curved spine then scoliosis treatment is required and when you look from side with cured spine then kyphosis treatment is required.
Cervical Decompression Surgery: This is an advanced spinal surgery which is performed to provide relief from the nerve compression occurs on the neck and spinal nerves. Patient suffering from compressed nerves in spine and neck are recommended for cervical decompression surgery.
Doctors Plus recommends Spine Surgery to the patients with spine degeneration or have injured spine. Spinal surgery is done to repair to set a solid spinal cord which is present at the back.
The surgeons will perform different test and later decide the type of pain you are suffering from in the back and accordingly recommend you the back pain surgery.
If you are suffering from severe back pain then Doctors Plus recommend for the immediate consultation along with the tests like MRI etc. which can confirm your medical condition.
By doing diagnostic test our best spine surgeons will diagnose the medical condition of your back.
Tests can be MRI, CT-Scan, and X-Ray etc.
Initially, we request you to provide us your medical reports so that our in-house doctors can justify your medical condition and accordingly spine surgery will be recommended.
Spinal surgery is required in the following conditions:
- Spine pain occurs due to injury
- Slip disc
- Age related degeneration
- Spine pain, numbness, tingling, muscle weakness
- To provide stability to the spinal cord
- To provide strength to the muscles and ligaments
- To realign the broken bone
- To repair torn/damaged tissues and ligaments, to provide relief to the severe pain
Generally it is not required but if in case your spine surgeon will recommend then you have to undergo physical therapies recommended by your spine surgeon.
Benefits of Spine Surgery are:
- Physical strength increases
- Repair of the spine gives strength to the bone
- Patient can lead a normal life
- More productive
• Can come back to a normal exercise routine after sometime
After spine surgery, you will feel relax and free from all those causes which you were dealing with previously.
The spine surgery cost estimates $4,000-$15,000 depending upon the surgery.