Spine care is essential to your health. Back pain can lead to questions about whether surgery is necessary if you've been experiencing it for a long time. Various Spine-related diseases can be diagnosed and cured at Manipal Hospital, Hebbal's Centre of Excellence (CoE) Spine Care division, with the help of skilled and renowned Spine Care Specialists. Your spine is part of the central nervous system, along with your brain, and relies on the peripheral nervous system: your millions of nerves communicate with your brain to control your body's functions. Your Spines are responsible for three main functions: It protects the spinal cord, nerve roots, and several organs inside the body. Ensure that your posture is upright by providing structural support and balance. Provide flexibility in motion. You can maintain an upright position and stability with the help of your spine. A strong spine and proper posture are essential for maintaining healthy mobility, and painful spines can make this impossible. A diseased spine disrupts the functioning of the entire system, resulting in arm and leg discomfort, numbness, paralysis, and decreased bowel and bladder control.
Hebbal CoE Spine Care at Manipal Hospital, best spine hospital in Hebbal, Bangalore diagnoses and treats various problems related to the spinal cord. We can treat patients with the most challenging conditions with outstanding neurosurgeons, orthopaedic surgeons, and orthopaedic spine surgeons on our team. Also, we have efficient and experienced radiologists, rheumatologists, physiatrists, occupational and physical therapists, and anesthesiologists.
With modern-day treatment procedures, the eminent spine care professionals at the Manipal Hospital, Hebbal, can suggest the most effective treatment regimens. Advanced diagnostic, non-surgical, and surgical techniques are used to treat patients with herniated discs, cervical spondylosis, osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis, sciatica, vertebral tumours, scoliosis, kyphosis, and syringomyelia.
A discectomy is a cutting-edge, minimally invasive procedure proven to reduce pain caused by disc herniations (sciatica). Also called microlumbar discectomy (MLD), this is an advanced procedure where the herniated or protruding portion of an intervertebral disc that is compressing the spinal cord and affecting the nerve root is removed, shrinking an…Read More
A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column. These cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, seemingly unchecked by the mechanisms that control normal cells. Spinal tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Primary tumors originate in the spine or spinal cord, and metastatic…Read More
The goals of minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) and posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) are to address the cause of your back pain and to keep your spine stable by fusing two or more of your vertebrae together.Read More
Congenital spine deformities refer to spine disorders that develop in an individual before birth. Spine and spinal cord structural problems occur due to improper vertebral development during early fetal development.Read More
Spinal synovial cysts are fluid-filled sacs that develop along the spine, and it occurs because of the degeneration of a facet joint in the spine. A synovial cyst usually develops in the lower spine, in the lumbar region.Read More
Cervical spondylotic myelopathy is the result of spinal cord damage in the neck.Read More
Usually occurring in the lower back, this condition involves one vertebra sliding forward onto the vertebra below. People may not even realise that they have the disease in mild cases because there are no symptoms. Displaced vertebrae commonly pressure nerves, resulting in back pain, buttock pain, leg weakness, or numbness. In rare cases, the patient…Read More
Spinal stenosis occurs when the backbone's interior space is too small. Pressure can be exerted on the spinal cord and nerves passing through the spine. The lower back and neck are the most common areas where spinal stenosis occurs.Read More
Sciatica is pain that occurs on the sciatic nerve's path. The sciatic nerve runs down each leg from the lower back through the hips and buttocks.Read More
Radiculopathy results from a pinched nerve root exiting the spinal column, which causes symptoms. Sciatica, cervical radiculopathy, and thoracic radiculopathy can occur in any back area.Read More
The spinal cord can be severely compressed due to a traumatic injury, an infection, or another condition.Read More
Due to normal wear and tear on the body, the cartilage (discs), joints, and lower back bones slowly deteriorate over time, even in the case of healthy people. The condition is known as lumbar spondylosis. The condition is also called lower back arthritis and causes chronic pain in the lower back that worsens as one age and increases as one move. Cervical…Read More
Disk disease, including infection, Discitis, is caused by a condition of the discs between the vertebrae of the spine. The cause of this is usually a bacterial infection, but it may also be a viral infection.Read More
Bulging discs occur when a disc loses its original shape and expands (bulges), causing pressure on surrounding nerve roots. A disc is a gel-filled pad in the spine that cushions each vertebra, acting as a shock absorber and allowing the vertebrae to move and bend freely.Read More
The disc is the soft cushioning structure located between the individual bones of the spine, called vertebra. It is made of cartilage-like tissue. In most cases, the disc is flexible enough to allow the spine to bend. An artificial disc (also called a disc replacement, disc prosthesis or spine arthroplasty device) is a device that is implanted into…Read More
A spinal osteotomy is a surgical procedure used to correct certain deformities of the adult or pediatric spine. These include the posterior column osteotomy (PCO), the pedicle subtraction osteotomy (PSO) and vertebral column resection (VCR).Read More
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the front of the body to remove disc or bone material from in between two adjacent lumbar vertebrae. The procedure may be performed either as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques.Read More
Spinal reconstruction surgery may be necessary for patients who have a deformity or misalignment that affects a major portion of the spine.Read More
Cervical laminoplasty is a surgical technique that removes pressure from the spinal cord in the neck. Pressure on the spinal cord can be due to various causes including degenerative changes, arthritis, bone spurs, disc herniations, tumors, or fractures.Read More
Posterolateral lumbar fusion is spine surgery that involves placing bone graft between elements in the back, or posterior, of the spine, leaving the disc space intact. The procedure may be performed using minimally invasive surgical techniques.Read More
A vertebral column resection is a procedure reserved for the most severe spinal deformities and involves removing segments of the spine including the body of the vertebra and the posterior elements, which include the lamina, transverse process, and ribs.Read More
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty are procedures used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, which are a common result of osteoporosis. Our neurosurgeons use imaging guidance to inject a cement mixture into the fractured bone (vertebroplasty) or insert a balloon into the fractured bone to create a space and then fill it…Read More
Dynamic lumbar spine stabilization is a surgical technique that stabilizes the spine with flexible materials to allow for more mobility in the spine than traditional spinal fusion surgery.Read More
As the name suggests, Spine Stabilization surgery can now be performed using minimally invasive stabilization procedures that offer patients a safe and effective alternative to back fusion with a faster recovery. It is done through a tiny incision without cutting or damaging the surrounding muscles.Read More
Spinal conditions such as scoliosis (curving of the spine), kyphosis (increasing roundback of the spine), spondylolysis (stress fracture of the spine), and spondylolisthesis (movement of one part of the spine on another part) may affect children during their early or late childhood years.Read More
This refers to removing one or more discs to treat herniated discs and degenerative disc disease or it is also used in combination with various spinal fusion procedures.Read More
This is a minimally invasive procedure and is done to treat compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.Read More
This procedure consists of removing the lamina (bony arch) from the posterior portion of the vertebral bone.Read More
This procedure is performed to release pressure from the spinal cord, that is mainly caused by spinal stenosis.Read More
This minimally invasive procedure removes a small part of disc material and portion of bone to relieve the compression of nerve rootsRead More
This procedure corrects misalignments of pinched nerves or the spinal column. Posterior lumbar interbody fusion and anterior lumbar interbody fusion are the two types of spinal fusion procedures performed.Read More
The Spine Care Center implements treatments suited to individual patient's needs, including minimal invasive, pain-reducing, recovery-accelerating procedures for a range of orthopaedic and neurological conditions affecting the spine and spinal cord. Manipal Hospital relies on accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment and methodological management of the broad array of spinal conditions. Skilled in the latest minimally invasive surgical techniques, Manipal Hospitals provide help to thousands of patients with both common and complex conditions of the back and neck with the help of Spine Care specialists.
Conditions treated at Manipal Hospitals' Spine care, but not limited to, are 1. Non-operative treatment of neck and back pain 2. Spinal injections of all types including RFA 3. Microdiscectomy and spinal decompressions 4. Endoscopic surgeries 5. Minimal invasive surgeries – PLIF, TLIF, OLIF 6. Artificial disc replacements 7. 24X7 Treatment of Spinal fractures and trauma 8. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Procedures for Osteoporotic fractures 9. Stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury 10. Scoliosis and Kyphosis treatment – Bracing to major corrective surgeries 11. Treatment of congenital defects and deformities of spine 12. Management of Spinal infections 13. Treatment of Spinal and spinal cord tumours
You may be in the hospital for 1 to 3 days; longer if you have spinal fusion. Rest is important. But doctors want you out of bed as soon as possible. Most people start physical therapy within 24 hours.
Following these tips, you can keep your spine and back in the best possible shape.
Focus on Posture
Wear supportive, comfortable shoes
Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet
Build strength by exercising
Follow your doctor’s advice
Over time, back and neck pain will usually resolve on its own. Treatments at home, such as ice/heat application, pain medication, and rest, are often helpful in the interim. The following symptoms should, however, prompt you to see a physician:
After an accident
Extreme numbness or weakness
Unexplained weight loss or fever
Control of bowels or bladder
Chronic, severe pain
Inability to treat at home
For spine care, you have to consult with a neurosurgeon, who takes care of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system and an orthopaedic surgeon, who focuses on joints, bones and other parts of the muscular and skeletal system. Spine surgeons can be fellowship-trained in both types of surgery.
Suppose you have any of the following symptoms for an extended period. In that case, your spinal cord may get damaged, and it is advisable to consult with a neurosurgeon and orthopaedic surgeon.
Experiencing severe back pain or pressure in your neck, head, or back after an accident.
Paralysis, incoordination, or weakness anywhere in the body.
Hands, fingers, feet, or toes numb, tingly, or lose sensation.
Extensor muscles: These muscles help us stand and lift objects since they are attached to the back of our spine. The lower back muscles (erector spinae), which support the spine, and gluteal muscles are included in these groups.
Flexor muscles: These muscles attach to the front of the spine and include the abdominal muscles. Thanks to them, our lower back can flex, bend forward, lift, and arch.
Oblique muscles: There are two on each side of the spine. As a result, we can maintain good posture and rotate the spine.
Conditions affecting the spine are complex, Manipal Hospitals help manage your pain and restore function. Our experts are the leaders in spine surgery, interventional spine therapies, and spine wellness. Together they ensure patient's recovery and improved quality of life with the least invasive, most appropriate, and most advanced treatment available. Contact us to know more about Spine care and book an appointment with one of our Spine care specialists today.