Adult Spine Treatment

Back and neck pain, although extremely common, are incapacitating ailments and that can significantly impair one’s quality of life. A majority of these patients do get better with conservative management options including medications and physiotherapy. Unfortunately, those patients that don’t get better frequently delay seeking more intensive treatment options including surgery due to the historic stigma associated with back and neck surgeries. Recently, in addition to the greater understanding of the various spinal disorders, there has been a significant improvement in the technologies available to manage these problems.

Minimally invasive spine surgeries (Keyhole) surgeries have evolved rapidly leading to faster rehabilitation of the patients with the least amount of damage to the structures. Additionally, supportive technologies including microscopes/loops, navigation and neuro-monitoring have made spinal surgeries safer than ever before.

What are the ailments we treat?

Dr Akhil Tawari, with his extensive knowledge and decades of experience, treats patients who have spine cancer and nerve problems. Also, patients with issues related to scoliosis (curved spine), degenerative disc disease (spinal arthritis), and spine related problems associated with neck and back pains. Also, spinal deformities, neck and back injuries, congenital spine disorders, herniated discs, spinal stenosis, and sciatica can be treated at our centre.

When do you need spine surgery?

When the patients arrive at our center with extremity symptoms, we first evaluate their medical health, medical history, and encourage them to maintain stable physical activity. We monitor their health to check if the issue resolves. If the physical activity and medications fail to relieve the pain, we examine the problem to ensure if spinal surgery is the right option for him/her.

Patients suffering from problems associated with the spinal cord or have significant weakness in their arms or legs; we recommend they should directly go for surgery. If you are planning to consider spine surgery, knowing certain things about the treatment will pay you in the long run. Book your appointment today with the country’s Spine surgeon in Borivali, Dr. Akhil Tawari, and get rid of spinal pain and discomfort.

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FAQ's

1. What are the symptoms of a spinal cord problem?

There are certain conditions that may deteriorate spine conditions. But the deterioration casts symptoms. Early recognition of the signs can help in restoring the spine condition well in time. Some of these symptoms include

2. What does an unstable spine feel like?

Unstable spine causes pain, discomfort, stiffness, or muscle spasm in the lower back. On worsening, one may face issues in standing upright position, tingling pain in limbs, or weakness in legs.

3. What part of the spine can paralyze you?

Spinal cord injuries are either complete or partial. An injury to the upper part of the spinal cord may paralyze both arms and legs, called quadriplegia. In contrast, the injury to the lower cord will lead to paralysis to only the lower part of the body, that is, both legs. The complete spinal injury is fatal as it leads to complete loss of muscle and sensory function throughout the body.

4. Can you live a normal life with degenerative disc disease?

Degenerative disc disease does impact life in many adverse ways. The degenerative disease may affect the cognitive function of the brain; it may also alter the natural reflex behavior. The degenerative disc may take an extended time to restore normality, but with little change restoring normalcy to life is possible. Hence, the answer to the question is yes.

5 .What causes lower back pain?

Often, the back pain diagnosis may be difficult for your doctor. Back pain normally occurs due to

  • Ruptured disks – The discs act as cushions; due to ruptured discs, the soft matter comes out of its nucleus and compresses nerves
  • Ligaments pain– Heavy repetitive movements or awkward movements may lead to strain of back muscles or spinal ligaments.
  • Arthritis– Osteoarthritis can trigger arthritis, and it may also lead to the narrowing of space around the spinal cord.
  • Osteoporosis– here, your spine develops painful fractures.t

6. How do spinal cord injuries affect the body?

The spinal cord injury may affect your body in many ways:

7. How can I prevent back pain when sitting all day?

Sitting in the same posture reduces the spine’s flexibility and hence makes it prone to spine problems. Some tips to prevent back pain while sitting are