In this video one of our patient's companion from Iraq who was suffering from spine pain since from a long time, finally found a solution to it at Manipal Hospitals.
Spine infection is getting prevalent in India. Watch the video featuring Dr. Vidyadhara S talking about spinal infection’s diagnosis and treatment.
Lifestyle modification is one of the measures which you can take to prevent neck and back pain. The pain mostly occurs due to stress. Hence, developing a stress-free lifestyle can help you manage neck and back pain more effectively.
Watch for the symptoms of spinal problems for 3-5 weeks. If the problem is not going away on its own within that period of time then visit a doctor for MRI and other tests for the spinal problem.
On account of Scoliosis Awareness Month, Dr. S Vidyadhara, HOD and Consultant - Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Center, Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road speaks about Scoliosis and Osteoporosis. He also discusses in detail the causes, risk factors, and age groups commonly affected by these disorders. He also adds about the benefits of minimally invasive surgeries in treating osteoporotic spinal fractures. Watch the video to know more about the treatment options and the state-of-the-art technology available at Manipal Hospitals for the treatment of spine-related issues. Know more on Dr. S Vidyadhara - https://bit.ly/2NjRQ4A #ManipalHospitalsOldAirportRoad #YourManipal #LifesOn #Scoliosis #SpineTreatment #ScoliosisAwarenessMonth
Few of the risks involved in spinal surgeries are:• Wound infection• Deterioration ofbrain's ability to function• Pneumonia• Urinary tract infections• Bed sores
Spinal surgery is one of the most risky surgeries. Few of the indications that you may need a spinal surgery are: • Weakness of upper/ lower limb • Inability to hold/ pass urine and stools • Functional disabling neck and back pain for more than 3 months.
Scoliosis is the lateral curvature in the normally straight vertical line of the spine. Few of the common types of scoliosis are: • Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis [Girls (10-15 years)] • Degenerative scoliosis [old age]
When several failed surgeries could not cure his Kyphoscoliosis and polio residual paralysis since childhood, Mr. Mohammad Faizal Nawaz from Delhi, visited Manipal Hospitals, Old Airport Road to seek treatment to ease his pain. Under the expert care and guidance of Dr. S Vidyadhara, HOD and Consultant - Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Center, he has recovered from a high-risk surgery and has also pledged to contribute towards helping people with Scoliosis. This Scoliosis Awareness month, pledge to be more aware and help those in need. Early detection and treatment is the key to a healthy life.
When Ms. Gopika’s spine showed an extreme curve of more than 73 degrees, her parents visited Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road, where under the expert guidance of Dr. S Vidyadhara, HOD and Consultant - Spine Surgery, Manipal Spine Care Center, she underwent surgery keeping all the sanitary and safety measures at the highest order of priority and is now on a smooth road to recovery.
With international standards of hygiene including thorough and consistent disinfection of the premises, physical distancing, use of PPE kits and face masks, patients like Mrs Savitha Pai, who is older and in the higher risk category of disease transmission can visit the hospital premises without any worries and can readily undergo surgery during these times. Watch here to know her story of being treated under Dr S Vidyadhara, HOD and Consultant Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Center.
This video discusses the case of Nwebunu Chukwudi from Nigeria, who was in need of a Posterior Interbody fusion for his damaged spine. He was brought from his country to Bangalore. Our spine spine care specialists carried out the operation successfully, and improved the patient's quality of life considerably.
Master Ashwanth was diagnosed with scoliosis at the age of 2 and needed to undergo multiple surgeries. After a lot of research, his parents were referred to Manipal Hospitals Old Airport Road where under the expert care of Dr. S Vidyadhara, HOD and Consultant - Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Center, the surgery was successfully performed on the little boy and he is now leading a normal and healthy life. Watch here to know the full story.
This video discusses the case of Adekunle Jefferson from Nigeria, who was in need of a microdiscectomy transplant. He was brought from his country to Bangalore. Our spine specialists carried out the operation successfully, and improved the patient's standard of life considerably.
This video discusses the case of Abdu Rusheke from Tanzania, who was in need of a bilateral fenestration surgery. Our specialist spinal care surgeons took care of the patient and managed to treat him for his health issues. After a successful surgery, the patient's life standard has improved considerably.
This video discusses the case of Eze Michael from Nigeria, who was in immediate need of spine surgery. This procedure was required due to spondylitis, a type of arthritis that affects the spine. The patient was brought to Manipal hospital in Bangalore as the operation was not available in Nigeria, where our surgeons, carried out the procedure successfully. Thus radically improving the life expectancy and overall health of the patient.
This video discusses the case of Okroafer Ikenna, from Nigeria who needed a spine fusion surgery.The patient was brought from Nigeria to Bangalore as the required facilities were not available in his country. Our spine care specialists performed the procedure successfully, and helped the patient improve his quality of life.
Middle East Health speaks to Dr. Vidyadhara S, HOD & Senior Consultant Spine Surgeon, Manipal Spine Care Centre, at Manipal Hospitals, Bangalore, India – about evolution of spinal surgeries from being very unsafe to the status of being as safe as they can be today.
What is scoliosis? Scoliosis causes the spine to curve in the wrong direction. It causes sideways curves, and those are different from the spine’s normal curves. If you were to look at your spine from the side, you’d see that it curves out at your neck (cervical spine), in at your mid-back (thoracic spine), and out again at your low back (lumbar spine). Your back is supposed to have those curves. However, if you look at your spine from behind, you shouldn’t see any curves at all. When there are sideways curves in the spine from this view, that’s scoliosis. The curves can look like an ‘S’ or a ‘C.’
When an external force is applied to the spine, such as that from a fall or carrying of a sudden heavyweight, the forces may exceed the ability of the bone within the vertebral body to support the load. This may cause the front part of the vertebral body to crush forming a wedge shape. This is known as a compression fracture. If the entire vertebral body breaks, this is considered a burst fracture. Spinal fractures can be traumatic in normal bone, or repetitive stress-related in athletes or pathological secondary to osteoporosis (senile, post-menopausal, Calcium deficiency, or steroid/drug/immobility induced), spinal tumors (Myeloma, Metastasis etc), spinal infection etc. Kyphoplasty is definitely not indicated in all types of spinal fractures.
Case 1: MR. AAMIR RASHID, 20-year old male from Oman presented with traumatic paraplegia following a road traffic accident in early infancy and was wheel chair bound. He had noticed spinal deformity and pelvic imbalance making it difficult for him to sit unsupported on the wheelchair. X-rays showed rigid left sided Thoracolumbar Kyphoscoliosis measuring about 143° and fixed pelvic obliquity of about 45°. He underwent posterior multi-level spinal osteotomies, instrumented scoliosis correction and fusion T2-Ilium under multi-modal neuromonitoring guidance. He was started wheel chair mobilization on the very next day of surgery and was discharged home. He was able to sit without any difficulty or support in his wheel chair and was able to move around without any assistance. His post-operative radiographs revealed that the pelvis was square and the Cobb angle had reduced to 34°. He underwent physiotherapy and rehabilitation and was planned to travel back to Oman 3 weeks after surgery.