Spine specialist in Pune

A spine specialist is a medical professional whose main focus is treating all the conditions related to the spine. Common spine specialists include; chiropractors, physiatrists, physical therapists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, pain management physicians, anesthesiologists, rheumatologists, and neurologists.

What are the common spinal disorders treated at Apollo Spectra, Pune?

Spina Bifida

Spina bifida is a birth defect, where the patient’s spine and the spinal cord don’t form the way they are supposed to. It is almost similar to neural tube defects. This disorder can affect in different ways, they are spina bifida occulta, meningocele, or myelomeningocele. The seriousness of this condition depends on the size, type, location, and the complications it shows.

The symptoms of this condition can vary from person to person depending on the severity. For spina bifida occult, the symptoms cannot be seen as the spinal nerves are not involved. However, few of the visible symptoms that can be seen by your specialist. In meningocele, the membranes surrounding the spinal cord push through the vertebrae’s opening. Myelomeningocele is a serious type of spina bifida.

Low Back pain

Lower back pain is a very common condition, experienced by mostly everyone. It is a pain, which starts below the ribcage, known as a lumbar region. The good news is it usually gets better on its own. The pain can be both acute or chronic, and if it lasts for more than 3 months then it is important that you visit a spine specialist in Pune, at Apollo Spectra. If the back pain is the result of an injury or the back pain is seen with other symptoms, such as loss of bowel or bladder control, numbness in the groin area, weakness in the leg, pain, fever, then it might be because of some other underlying condition.

Spinal fracture

Spinal fractures are not similar to a broken arm or leg. It can lead to the pinching of the bone fragments and can damage spinal nerves or even the spinal cord. Usually, spinal fractures are caused because of accidents, injuries, etc.

The spinal fractures can range from mild to severe. The treatment will be decided by your spine specialist in Pune, at Apollo Spectra after evaluating the reason and the seriousness of the fracture.

Whiplash Injury

Whiplash means neck strain. It is usually a result of car accidents, however, any strong blow that leads to an intense head jerk can cause whiplash. A neck strain is not a neck sprain. The symptoms of whiplash are;

  • Pain and tightness in your neck, where your muscles may feel knotted.
  • You may experience pain while moving your head from side to side or even backward and forward.
  • Pain or neck stiffness
  • Soreness in neck
  • Headaches

Coccydynia (Tailbone Pain)

It is a condition where you experience pain in your tailbone. It can make you very uncomfortable while sitting or leaning. The causes of this condition are; trauma, overuse, childbirth, bone spurs, joint instability, osteoarthritis, infections, metastatic cancer, chordomas, and arachnoiditis.

Fibromyalgia

It is a chronic pain disorder suffered primarily by women. It is a musculoskeletal pain, which comes with fatigue, sleep, memory, and mood swings. The causes of this disorder are mostly genes, infections, and trauma. The symptoms include; pain that can last more than 3 months, exhaustion, and cognitive problems. This condition can also co-exist with other disorders, and they are; irritable bowel syndrome, migraine, painful bladder syndrome, interstitial cystitis, and temporomandibular joint disaster.

Arthritis

Inflamed joints are known as arthritis. It is a blanket term for more than 200 conditions. The most common form of arthritis is osteoarthritis. It is usually very common in people over the age of 65, but it can affect anyone, even children.

There are various treatments available for arthritis, they are; medications, physiotherapy, assistive aids, weight loss, and even surgery.

Osteoarthritis

It is a chronic condition where the joints of your body get damaged. The symptoms include; pain, soreness, stiffness, losing flexibility, and bone spurs. It is a condition, which worsens gradually. The joint pain and stiffness can make it difficult for the patient to even conduct their daily tasks. Therefore, proper treatment is necessary to manage the symptoms.

Why Apollo Spectra?

We are a renowned healthcare facility in the country and are so much more than just a hospital. Our compassionate care, state-of-the-art facilities, and highly dedicated medical professionals provide the best care possible. Our spinal specialists are highly qualified and come with a vast experience. Therefore, if you ever notice signs or symptoms indicating a spinal condition, visit your nearest Apollo Spectra in Pune.