SPINE CARE OVERVIEW
The department is committed to the initiation, promotion, execution and dissemination of high quality treatment of all aspects of treatment & rehabilitative services. It provides conservative treatment methods addressing the treatment, healing and prevention of injuries and disabilities. The complete range of management options for treating back pain and spinal disorders are available. It also focuses primarily, but not solely, on pain relief, promoting healing, restoring function and movement, facilitation and adaptation associated with injury.
Manipal Hospitals Jaipur is one of the best Spine Care Hospital in India and are equipped with a wide array of specialties ranging from Spine Care, Sports Medicine, Paediatric Orthopaedics Services, Pain Management.
Who is an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon?
An Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon performs major and complex spine surgery. He is a physician devoted to the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and rehabilitation of injuries, disorders and diseases of the body's musculoskeletal system. This system includes spines, bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, nerves and tendons.
Conditions treated under Spine Care
- Disc Replacement Surgery: Any unremitting lower back pain which is not getting better from medication may require disc replacement surgery to restore one’s ability to function. The painful disc is replaced with a prosthetic implant with an aim to bring back normal function. A successful disc replacement surgery increases motion, improves lifestyle of patient, while relieving the pain.
We at Manipal Hospitals Jaipur believe in offering the patients right treatment and care straight from day 1 to the discharge day. We also help the patients in knowing if they require a disc replacement surgery.
- Spinal Fractures and Paralysis: Spinal Fracture or Spinal Instability is a cause of abnormal movement between two vertebrae. This abnormality can lead to damage or pain in the nerves and spinal cord. Spinal fractures are mostly due to sports injuries, falls, car injuries and gunshots. Symptoms of spinal fracture include numbness, back or neck pain, weakness, muscle spasm, paralysis, tingling and bowel or bladder changes. Doctors conduct X-rays, CT Scan and MRI to diagnose the severity of the situation.
- Spondylitis: Also known as Ankylosing Spondylitis. It is a result of inflammation of the vertebral joints. This condition develops silently and comes in prominence once fully developed.
The three main types of spondylitis include
- Cervical Spondylitis
- Lumbar Spondylitis
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
Doctors suggest spinal and stretching exercises to help improve posture and mobility. Medications include oral corticosteroids, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, tumor necrosis factor inhibitors and corticosteroid injections.
- Osteoporosis: Osteoporosis weakens the bones and makes them susceptible to unexpected and sudden fractures and also leads to loss of bone mass and strength. The condition often progresses without any painful and visible symptoms. Those suspecting osteoporosis should immediately consult the doctor for a timely treatment. This condition usually fractures wrist, hip and spine. The signs and symptoms include back pain, reduced mobility, drop in blood pressure, loss of height, stooped posture and an increased risk of falling. The common causes are bone cancer, smoking, low calcium diet, genetic disorders, age and thyroid problems. Upon diagnosis, doctors recommend weight bearing exercises, estrogen therapy, vitamin D and calcium supplements and medications that improve bone density. Osteoporosis mostly affects women in their post-menopausal stage.