Spine surgeon in Delhi

The spine is the body’s support structure. It helps in keeping the body upright and works as a connecting agent between different parts of our skeleton including chest, head, shoulders, arms, and legs. The spine is made up of a series of bones which are arranged one upon other. In between these bones “discs: are present which act as cushions and absorb any shock or load that the spine is exposed to. The spine is divided into three parts- cervical spine (The uppermost part of the spine), Thoracic spine (The middle part of the spine), and Lumbar spine (The lower portion of the spine).

Since spine acts as a support structure for the body, any damage caused to it can hamper your everyday life and in some cases, it can turn life-threatening. At Apollo Spectra, we have the top spine surgeon in Delhi who have years of experience in diagnosing and treating a multitude of spine-related disorders.

What are some common spine conditions?

Sciatica

Sciatic is a condition of the spine which is caused by the irritation of a sciatic nerve in the lower back area. This irritation of the nerve can result from spinal stenosis, arthritis, a herniated disc or due to an injury to the spine. This condition causes pain, tingling or numbness. The treatment for sciatica may include- Medication, physical therapy, Spinal fusion, Sympathetic block, Laminectomy etc.

Radiculopathy
A disease of the root of a nerve. It may be caused by a pinched nerve, herniated disc, traumatic injury or a tumor.

Lumbar disk disease

The lower part of the spine is known as the lumbar spine. A lumbar spine is made of 5 vertebrae which are separated by discs of cartilage which act as cushions. A trauma or degenerative conditions may cause these disks to damage. This causes the material inside to enter the spinal canal.

Spinal stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal narrows and causes pinched nerves. This condition causes back and legs pain.

Degenerative disk disease

Most vertebrae are separated by flexible discs of cartilage that act as shock absorbers and allow your spine to move. As a person ages, disks in the spine tend to lose their height and ability to act as an effective cushion. This process is called disk degeneration.

Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition of the spine which causes the spine to curve sideways. Scoliosis often occurs during children and adolescents. This condition can be mild as well as serious in many cases. The treatment for this condition mainly includes- Physical therapy or Spinal fusion.

Arthritis of the spine

Arthritis is a chronic and painful condition. Arthritis affecting the spine can cause pain and loss of motion in the lower back or pelvic area. There are many different ways to treat spinal arthritis, but it is important to understand that arthritic degeneration cannot be completely cured. At Apollo Spectra, our spine surgeons use the best methods to treat arthritis.

How are spine conditions diagnosed?

At Apollo Spectra, our spine surgeons in Delhi use a number of diagnostic methods to detect the right condition and suggest a treatment option accordingly. The diagnosis is performed in the following steps.

1. Learning symptoms and medical history
The doctor will start the diagnosis by asking about the symptoms you are undergoing such as back pain, numbness, tingling etc. Following this, he will ask you about your medical history and ongoing conditions and medicines.

2. Physical examination
In the next step, the doctor will perform a physical exam. The doctor will ask you to specify the area of discomfort such as the arms, hands, neck, back, legs etc, and will perform a physical exam accordingly.  In a physical exam may check for-

  • Motion in spine and back
  • Pain in the affected or surrounding areas
  • Any muscle weakness
  • Sensory changes
  • Changes in reflexes
  • Any lumps or tumors

Following the doctor’s diagnosis on the basis of the physical exam, he/she may send you for further tests to confirm the diagnosis. This may include-

  • X-ray
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Scan
  • Electromyogram (EMG)
  • A Bone Scan
  • Discogram
  • Facet Joint Block
  • Spinal Tap
  • Somatosensory Evoked Potential (SSEP)
  • Myelogram
  • Lab Tests
Which spinal surgeries are available at Apollo Spectra Hospital?

At Apollo spectra hospital, Delhi, our spine surgeons perform hundreds of spine surgeries every year and treat a wide range of spine-related disorders. Here are some common spinal surgeries performed at Apollo Spectra-

  • Spinal fusion: A surgical procedure used to join two vertebrae.
  • Discectomy or Microdiscectomy: It is the removal of a herniated intervertebral disc to release a compressed nerve.
  • Disc replacement- A surgical procedure in which a damaged disc is replaced with an artificial disc.
  • Spinal instrumentation- A surgery of the spine which is performed to strengthen or stabilize the vertebrae in the spine using titanium, titanium alloy, stainless steel, or non-metallic implants.
Why should you choose Apollo Spectra hospital for spine surgery?

At Apollo Spectra, we understand the discomfort caused by various spinal conditions and make sure that all our patients get a timely treatment and speedy recovery. Our team of spinal surgeons make use of minimally invasive procedures to treat a number of spine disorders and ensure no discomfort is caused to the patient before, during or after the treatment. Book an appointment now.