In most cases, herniated disks can be restored or cured using physical therapy, medications, injections, and lots of rest. However, there are cases where the pain is excruciating or there is neurological compromise, and surgery might be the only option.
Dr Akhil Tawari examines the patients and recommends surgery only if the patient:
- Is not getting relief from pain relievers, injections, and physical therapy
- Symptoms getting even worse
- Is finding difficulty in standing or walking
- Is unable to control their bowel movements or bladder
Depending on the patient’s health condition, he suggests the following surgical procedures:
In this procedure, epidural steroid injection is given under live x-ray guidance called fluoroscopy.
Under this procedure, the damaged disks are removed to relieve pressure on your nerves.
In this procedure, a small piece of bone called the lamina is removed from the vertebrae. The lamina works as a protective layer for the spinal cord. Removing it helps the surgeon get access to your herniated disc and relieve pressure on your nerves.
UNder this procedure, your surgeon fuses the two vertebrae on either side of the disk to stabilize the spine. It prevents the disc and bones from moving and causing pain.
Dr Akhil Tawari has skills and decades of experience in dealing with various spinal disorders in a minimally invasive manner (Keyhole surgery). If you are suffering from a spinal injury, degenerative conditions, spinal infections, or spinal deformities, best orthopedic doctor in Kandivali east and he shall guide you towards restoring a healthy spinal cord.