Cervical spine surgery in India.
What is Cervical Spine Surgery? The goal of cervical spine surgery is to relieve pain, numbness, tingling and weakness, restore nerve function and stop or prevent abnormal motion in the spine. Surgeon does this by removing a disc or a bone and fusing the vertebrae together with a bone graft either in front of or behind the spine. The bone graft may be one of two types: an autograft (bone taken from your body) or an allograft (bone from a bone bank). Sometimes metal plates, screws or wires are also used to further stabilize the spine. These techniques are called instrumentation.
When the vertebrae have been surgically stabilized, abnormal motion is stopped and function is restored to the spinal nerves. What are the Reasons for Cervical Spine Surgery? Cervical spine surgery may be indicated for a variety of cervical spine problems. Generally, surgery may be performed for degenerative disorders, trauma or instability. These conditions may produce pressure on the spinal cord or on the nerves coming from the spine.
Conditions treated by Cervical Spine Surgery Cervical spine surgery is generally performed to treat either:
* Nerve/spinal cord impingement
* Spinal instability (fusion surgery) The two procedures are often combined, as a decompression may de-stabilize the spine and create the need for a fusion to add stability. Spinal instrumentation (such as a small plate) can also be used to help add stability to the spinal construct.
Risk of Cervical spine surgery: As with any surgery, there are risks involved with cervical spine surgery also. Possible complications include injury to your spinal cord, nerves, esophagus, carotid artery or vocal cords; non-healing of the bony fusion; failure to improve; instrumentation breakage and/or failure; infection; bone graft site pain. Any of these complications may lead to more surgery but can be treated. Why India: Jaslok health group provides cervical spine surgery in India with comprehensive care for all spine problems through its state-of-the-art facility and well qualified and widely experienced team having expertise in latest medical procedures with an In-built special rehabilitation facility to ensure better care and prompt relief to the patients.
By Ankush Deshmukh Graduate
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