An overview of different conditions that cause back pain ?
Spine Surgeon Blog
by spine surgeon
6M ago
Back pain affects millions of people around the world, irrespective of age and background. It can appear in different ways and is caused by various factors, ranging from poor posture to underlying medical conditions.  Coping with back pain is challenging. However, there are many different ways to treat and alleviate it. Having knowledge of different conditions that cause back pain helps in diagnosing and treating them effectively. Let’s explore the diverse origins of back pain and their causes surrounding muscular strains, spinal issues, and some other factors that contribute to this wide ..read more
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What is thoracolumbar scoliosis?
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by spine surgeon
8M ago
The spine has some natural curves, and they are located in the cervical region (neck), thoracic region (upper and mid-back), and lumbar region (lower-back) regions. During your movements, these curves work as your body’s natural shock absorbers.   Any of the three major spinal sections can be affected by scoliosis. If a person has scoliosis, their spine forms a side-to-side “S” or “C”-shaped curve. The most frequently impacted region of the spine by scoliosis, especially in younger patients, is the thoracic spine (ribbed portion of the spine). However, it also affects the lumbar (unr ..read more
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Artificial Disc Replacement or Spinal Fusion: Which is Better for You?
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by spine surgeon
10M ago
Spinal fusion and artificial disc replacement are surgical treatment options for certain spinal deformities and loss of spine mobility. These treatment options are suggested if the spinal problem doesn’t respond to conventional (non-surgical) treatments.  Artificial disc replacement is an innovative and far more advanced treatment that has more advantages compared to spinal fusion. However, the procedure might not be ideal for every candidate suffering from spinal problems. Let us explore which might be the best course of treatment for you.  What is Spinal Fusion? Spinal fusion is a ..read more
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What Is a Spinal Compression Fracture?
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
Taking precautions to preserve your spine’s health is vital particularly if factors like osteoporosis or a history of spinal compression fractures put you at greater risk for developing related ailments. The spine is the body’s main support structure. The average human is born with 33 separate bones known as vertebrae, which encircle and safeguard the spinal cord while providing essential support. These vertebrae hold the majority of the weight exerted on the spine. When one or more of those vertebrae experience excessive stress, they might collapse and result in a spine compression fracture ..read more
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Everything you need to know about Endoscopic Spine Surgery
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
If you are diagnosed with any spinal condition leading to symptoms such as pain, numbness, or any other neurological issues, probably endoscopic spine surgery might be a potential treatment option for your condition.” However, one needs to remember a personalised treatment option can be developed only after a thorough evaluation of your specific health condition. In this article, you will have comprehensive information regarding endoscopic spine surgery—a minimally invasive procedure done by making a small incision in the spine. Go through the details encompassing the risks, benefits, and reco ..read more
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When should you worry about neck pain?
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
The neck which is also called the cervical spine, is composed of millions of nerves and vertebrae, separated by discs and reinforced by muscles, ligaments, and tendons. The neck supports the head’s weight, which is around 5kg, and is responsible for providing a large range of motion. A common problem that many people experience at some stage in their lives is neck pain. It is defined by any pain, stiffness or discomfort felt in the neck area, Neck pain varies from person to person and ranges from mild and temporary to severe and chronic. Sometimes the pain may radiate down to the shoulders, up ..read more
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What You Need to Know About Neck Surgery ?
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
Neck surgery is any surgical operation that creates greater space in the neck vertebrae (cervical spine). The surgery relieves spinal cord and nerve root compression. Bulging or herniated discs, as well as spinal stenosis, can all cause neck pain (a condition in which the spaces in the neck vertebrae constrict due to degenerative changes in the spine). Several diseases can cause pinching of the spinal cord or the spinal nerve roots. The main symptoms of neck impression include neck pain, tingling, numbness, weakness, and radiating pain in the arms and hands. If your symptoms do not improve aft ..read more
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Can Scoliosis cause uneven hips?
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
Uneven hips are one of the telltale signs of scoliosis. Scoliosis is a spine curvature that occurs most frequently in adolescents.  It is a progressive condition, and over time, it can get worse. People who suffer from cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy can develop scoliosis. But the real factor that causes childhood scoliosis is still unknown. Most scoliosis cases are mild, with some curvature increasing as children grow. A strong spine curve may limit the amount of space within the chest, making good lung function challenging. Children who suffer from moderate scoliosis are regularly ..read more
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Can Herinated Disks heal of their own ?
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by spine surgeon
1y ago
Eighty percent of us will experience a slipped or ruptured disc at least once in our lifetimes due to the prevalence of herniated discs. Few people won’t even realize that they have a herniated disk, and most will recover without surgery. The spinal bones, or vertebrae, in our spine, are separated by intervertebral discs, which have a jelly-like substance. When we crack the disc’s tire-like outer layer (annulus fibrosus), it feels like the jelly inside a donut is oozing out. What is a herniated disc? The discs between the vertebrae in the spine are constructed with particular pressure-absorpti ..read more
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How to know if you need surgery for Sciatica?
Spine Surgeon Blog
by spine surgeon
1y ago
Sciatica refers to the pain that affects the sciatica nerve, the longest nerve in the body. If you suffer from sciatica, mild to severe pain is experienced anywhere along the sciatic nerve path. The pain can also cause muscle weakness in the leg and foot, unpleasant tingling pins and needles, and sensation in the leg, foot, and toes. Surgery for sciatica is one of the treatment options, but needs to be only considered when your pain and/or weakness is persistent even after non surgical methods of treatment. But how does one know if they need surgery. In this blog, we discuss some important poi ..read more
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