Back Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment
Dr. Ajay Kumar S P
Jun 26, 2022
Backache is probably the only constant that doesn’t seem to change, given our stressful hours of work sitting on that chair or the sofa now that we are working from home. Back pain may also occur due to an accident or an injury that you may have suffered or if you have any specific condition such as chronic back pain or a spinal condition. At Manipal Hospital Whitefield’s Spine Care Centre, the first dedicated spine care centre in Karnataka, every patient is offered comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for conditions affecting the spine.
Most of us suffer from back or spine problems when there is a misalignment of the bones, ligaments, cartilage, muscle or tendons caused due to any injury, non-injury damage or age-related physical changes. Such structural changes result in causing damage to the vertebrae and the surrounding tissue. The Spine Care Centre at Manipal Hospital Whitefield is the best spine hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore wherein the spine doctors specialise in diagnosing spine disorders and design tailor-made treatment plans according to the condition of the patient. Known for its impeccable patient care services, the Spine Care Centre offers treatment plans consisting of minimally invasive surgeries that assure complete pain reduction and recovery within a minimum time period. The hospital is backed by renowned spine doctors and surgeons known for their expertise in handling complex spine disorders and surgeries, state-of-the-art and advanced technology and scientifically backed treatment plan.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
Spinal reconstruction surgery may be necessary for patients who have a deformity or misalignment that affects a major portion of the spine.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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).
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of the spaces within your spine, which can put pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine.
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…
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.
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.
This is a minimally invasive procedure and is done to treat compression fractures caused by osteoporosis.
This procedure consists of removing the lamina (bony arch) from the posterior portion of the vertebral bone.
This procedure is performed to release pressure from the spinal cord, that is mainly caused by spinal stenosis.
This minimally invasive procedure removes a small part of disc material and portion of bone to relieve the compression of nerve roots
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.
Spine problems can be caused due to osteoarthritis or a degenerative joint disease wherein the discs between the vertebrae are affected, resulting in damage or structural deterioration. The spongy cushion is lost making the bones rub each other, causing pain, stiffness and swelling in your lower back or neck. Since the condition deteriorates with age, doctors may suggest non-surgical treatment methods like lifestyle and posture modification, physical therapy, medication and surgery, only if required.
At Manipal Hospital, the best spine care hospital at Whitefield, Bangalore our aim is to provide comprehensive spine care solutions that can help reduce pain in the back and neck and cure all back-bone problems effectively. All surgeries are conducted by our highly qualified team of doctors whose experience lies in using advanced, evidence-based techniques. The team collaborates with other specialty experts including neurologists, oncologists depending on the cause of the problem and treatment required.
The team at Manipal Hospital Whitefield Spine Care Centre consists of the best spine specialists in Whitefield, Bangalore who are experts using advanced and latest techniques to treat musculoskeletal as well as connected neurological conditions. Whether it is pain in the upper or lower back, or any ailment in the spine, the best neuro-spine surgeon at Whitefield, Bangalore design treatment plans based on not only the symptoms but by taking the approach of evaluating the diagnostic test results followed by eliminating the structural misalignment, with surgical techniques or with medication, interventional pain management and physical therapy.
At Manipal Hospital Whitefield’s Spine Care Centre, the spinal disorders treated include:
Non-operative treatment of neck and back pain
Spinal injections of all types including RFA
Microdiscectomy and spinal decompressions
Minimal invasive surgeries – PLIF, TLIF, OLIF
Artificial Disc replacements
24X7 treatment of spinal fractures and trauma
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty procedures of osteoporotic fractures
Stem cell therapy for spinal cord injury
Scoliosis and kyphosis treatment – bracing to major corrective surgeries
Treatment of congenital defects and deformities of the spine
Management of spinal infections
Treatment of spinal and spinal cord tumors
You may be in the best spine care hospital in Whitefield, Bangalore 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.
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.