Back pain and neck pain are common problems. Medicines and physiotherapy give relief to most of the patients. However, spine surgery might be required for the patients who don’t recover. A safe spine surgery is possible now due to availability of improved surgical techniques and advanced technologies. For majority of the spinal problems, effective spine treatment options are available which ensures best outcome with significant relief of patient’s symptoms.
Minimally invasive spine surgeries (MIS) give best possible results, helps in quicker recovery with minimal pain in post-operative period, early discharge from hospital, allows early return of function and resumption of occupational activities. Patients are able to stand and walk from the very next day. Patients with minimally invasive spine surgery are discharged in a day or two from hospital. Majority of patients can resume their work as soon as they get comfortable.
Spinal cord safety is ensured by use of microscope/ endoscope assisted spine surgery in which surgeon is able to see magnified and well illuminated surgery area. Advanced surgical instruments provide safe working atmosphere around the spinal nerves and helps spine specialist do their job in a precise manner. For complex spinal surgeries, use of neuro-monitoring technique provides continuous assessment of function of the spinal cord to prevent any nerve damage. Use of computer navigation/ robotics ensure correct placement of the implants in complex spine surgeries to avoid spine implant related complications.
Improved spine instrumentation provide a robust support to achieve fusion. Advanced bone-graft substitutes (calcium granules, cadaveric bones, BMP) ensures fusion of instrumented levels for long-term success of the surgery.
Patients are able to stand and walk from the very next day after the surgery in almost all cases. Patients with minimally invasive surgery are allowed to take discharge from hospital within a day or two. Majority of patients can resume their work as soon as they get comfortable.