Spine surgeon in Bangalore

Today, one of the most common spinal problems faced by many is back pain. It usually occurs because of sitting for long hours, leading a sedentary lifestyle, and practicing unhealthy work habits. When the pain becomes too intense, a spinal specialist is able to treat the condition with the help of medications and physical therapy. However, when all the treatments fail, surgery remains the only option. A spine surgeon is someone whose main focus remains the musculoskeletal system of the body. This includes; bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves. A spine surgeon specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of the spinal diseases.

What are the most common types of spinal surgeries performed at Apollo Spectra Bangalore?

Foraminotomy

It is a surgical procedure where the area around one of the bones present in your spinal column is expanded. This provides relief from the strain applied to the compressed nerves. The spinal cord is made up of bones known as the vertebrae. And, there are cushion-like discs present between the vertebrae. This helps provide support and act as shock absorbers. The spinal cord is responsible to send messages to the brain. The nerves present in the spinal cord send and receive these messages. They exit through a small hole in the spinal column, which is present between the vertebrae. However, these openings can be sometimes too small. Thus, this leads to the following symptoms let out by the compressed nerve, this includes; pain, feeling a tingling in the arm and also legs, and weakness. During this surgery, your doctor will make an incision on your back or neck, according to the area where the improper opening is present. Then your surgeon will widen the intervertebral foramen and remove if any obstruction.

Laminectomy

It is a surgery that makes space by taking out the lamina, i.e., the back part of the vertebrae, which covers the spinal cavity. This surgery is also called decompression surgery. It widens the spinal canal to provide relief from the pressure exerted on the spinal cord or nerves. When there is extra bone growth inside the spinal canal, the pressure becomes common. This surgery is recommended when all other treatment options fail, this includes medicines, therapy, etc.

Disc replacement

everyone who suffers from back pain requires a surgery. However, if the pain becomes chronic, and no other treatments work, surgery becomes the only option. A disc replacement surgery is when your surgeon removes the damaged spinal disc and inserts an artificial one. The recovery time of this surgery is shorter, and it promotes spine mobility.

Spine Fusion

This surgery helps attach two or more vertebrae together. The main aim of this surgery is to prevent movement between them in order to reduce back pain. Once they become attached, they will no longer move like before. This prevents stretching the nerves, muscles, and ligaments located close by getting rid of any discomfort. You will need this surgery if;

  • No other treatments have worked
  • Degenerative disc disease, i.e. the space between the disc becomes narrow and they rub together.
  • Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Tumour
  • Spinal infection

This surgery can be conducted in two ways;

  • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion – Here, the surgery is performed through the incision made in the belly
  • Posterior fusion – It is performed from the back

Once the incision has been made, the muscles and structures are moved to the side. The joint or joints that have become damaged or are causing pain gets removed. Bone grafts, screws, or rods are used to secure the disc.

Discectomy

It is a surgical procedure to remove a piece of the herniated disk, which has been damaged. A herniated disc can lead to compression of the nerves. When the symptoms worsen, and the pain doesn’t go despite trying all other treatments, this surgery is performed. With the help of this surgery, the pressure is taken off of the herniated disc. It usually occurs after the cushion pushes out of the cracks. This surgery is usually recommended when;

  • You are unable to stand or walk properly because of nerve weakness
  • Physical therapy, steroid injections, etc. have failed to work and improve the condition
  • Pain becomes too much
Why Apollo Spectra?

When it comes to spine surgery, perfection is what you need. At Apollo Spectra, you get much more than that. Our state-of-the-art facility combined with innovative treatments help achieve pathbreaking results. Our spine surgeons partake in various studies and research in order to come up with futuristic techniques to help finetune the treatments. Our spine surgeons are highly skilled experts, who have a vast experience and a complete knowledge of the subject. If you notice any symptoms related to the spine, don’t hesitate to consult spine surgeon in Bangalore.