The Spinal Cord is made up of Vertebrae and Disc. The soft tissue between 2 Vertebrae is called Disc and provides cusion to the vertebrae during the movement of the spine. In every movement of our body like bending, twisting, dancing, walking, running the spinal column plays an important role. The smooth movement of the vertebrae is made possible by the soft disc between them. However sometimes the disc between the vertebrae is pushed outside in a condition called PIVD (Protrusion of the Intervertebral Disc).
The spinal column has nerves coming from the brain and going to the lower extremities like legs. This protruding disc starts impinging on the nerves and causes compression which results in severe pain and also pain which travels to the legs. This condition after some time starts causing numbness in the legs and the pain sensation increases so much that the patient is not able to move.
At earlier stage the disc bulge can be treated through physical therapies like ultrasonic and laser which shrinks the protruding disc and reduces the compression on the nerve root thereby reducing the pain. Alternatively some back exercises help in the strengthening of the spinal and paraspinal muscles which also reduces the load on the spinal column and thus gives long term pain relief.
One to 2 days of complete bed rest will usually help relieve back and leg pain in cases of disc bulge and compression. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs), medications such as ibuprofen or naproxen can help relieve pain, Physical therapy as explained above is the mainstay of back pain relief while in some patients epidural steroid injections can also help.
Microdiscectomy is a Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery. In a microdiscectomy or microdecompression spine surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root and/or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to relieve neural impingement and provide more room for the nerve to heal.
The patient is normally admitted on the day of the surgery and the neurosurgeon or the orthopedic spine surgeon will perform the surgery using high resolution microscope so that the entire surgery can be performed through a small incision.
The patient is normally discharged from the hospital in 2-3 days time and can start performing all the activities within one week in case of Microdiscectomy while the normal open surgery requires a much longer recovery period. The pain is relieved almost immediately after the surgery and the patient is able to do all the normal work and exercises after 6 weeks of the surgery.
Our hospitals are located in the northern part of the country specially in the NCR region within a distance of 20-50 kms from the New Delhi airport. Our hospitals are super specialty in the fields of Neurosurgery, Cardiology, Joint Replacement, Cancer Care, Liver and Kidney Transplants and many other brances of medicine. Some of our hospitals specialize only in Joint Replacements and Arthroscopies.
We have the latest MRI, CT Scan, Digital X-Ray, Bone Densitometry (DEXA), Mammography, Ultrasound, Colour Doppler which gives us the diagnostic confidence for providing the right treatment.
Modular fully equipped Operation Theatres with Computer Navigation and C-Arm backed by a state of art ICU helps us in providing world class treatment to our patients.
Our doctors include some of the most famous names in the world of medicine when it comes to Spine Surgeries. Neurosurgeons and Orthosurgeons like Dr Sudeep Jain, Dr Rana Patir, Dr Arun Saroha and Dr Sandeep Vaishya are some of the finest spinal surgeons in India. Between them they have done more than 10000 spine surgeries and have a combined experience of more than 100 years.
Dr Mukesh Jain is the Director of Orthopaedics at Vardhman Hospital, Muzaffarnagar
Dr Mehta is the Chairman of the Paras Neurosciences Institute at Paras Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Kathuria is one of the best brain and spine surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Sandeep Vaish is the Director of Neurosurgery at Fortis Hospitals
Dr Rajgopal is the Director of the Joint Replacement Department at Medanta Medicity, Gurgaon
Dr Subhash Jangid is the Director of Joint Replacement at Fortis Memorial Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Rajvendra Singh is one of the Finest Neurosurgeon in Rajasthan for Spine Surgery
Dr Miglani is one of the finest spine surgeons in India at Fortis Hospitals.
Dr Saroha is the leading spine surgeon at the Max Group of Hospitals in Delhi.
Dr Oberoi is the Director Joint Replacement at Artemis Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Jain is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon using Computer Navigation
Dr Jayant Arora is one of the most prolific Joint Replacement Surgeon in India
Dr Sharma is an excellent Knee Replacement Surgeon at W Hospital, Gurgaon
Dr Padman is one of the finest Knee Replacement Surgeon in the NCR Region
Dr Marya is one of the seniormost Knee Replacement Surgeon in the country.
Dr Singh Raj is one of the best Knee Replacement Surgeons in the NCR Region
Dr Tittal is one of the Best Arthroscopic Surgeons in the Country.
Dr Ramankant Agarwal is one of the Best Shoulder Joint Specialist in the country.
Dr Vikas Gupta is one of the Best Hand Surgeon in the country.
Dr Sarup is one of the Best Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the country.
Dr Yash is one of the finest non surgical specialist for Joint Pain Treatment.
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