Management of Spinal Disorders

Management of Spinal Disorders

Spinal pain is caused by chronic spinal disorders that can be congenital or the result of an accident. Spinal disorders can lead to chronic pain that lasts for more than 3 to 4 months and also prevents the person from carrying out his day to day activities. Back pain not only has a physical impact but also has a psychological impact as the patient experience is a lot of stress due to the inability to perform various physical activities.

Yashoda Hospital is one of the leading multi speciality hospitals with a separate branch dedicated to various issues related to the musculoskeletal system and aims at providing the best pain management. The Hospital Staff consists of highly specialised doctors and surgeons who are reputed amongst the best doctors in the world. Management of spinal disorders can be a bit complicated as compared to other problems as any mistake or carelessness can lead to permanent impairment. Spinal disorders can affect adults as well as children and need to be treated accordingly.

Management of spinal disorders is dependent upon various factors and can be achieved through a number of goals which include healthy changes in daily living style. The doctors carry a series of tests and screenings to determine the root cause of the problem and suggest a treatment accordingly. The patient is educated about his problem as well as the type of treatment to be undertaken.

Spinal disorders can be managed through five different approaches i.e making changes in lifestyle, physiotherapies, medicines, injections and surgery.

Lifestyle changes - the lifestyle that we follow has a direct impact on our health. What we eat, how we sleep, what kind of physical activities we indulge in, our normal posture etc, all have a very deep Impact on our spinal health. People suffering from obesity are much more prone to spinal disorders as compared to others. This is due to the extra amount of fat that leads to excessive strain on our back. The posture we maintain while sleeping or standing also affects our spine. Doctors usually recommend people to keep their back straight while sitting or sleeping. Smoking can decrease the amount of blood flowing to the invertebral disc which can lead to a lot of pain. The specialist at Yashoda hospital recommends maintaining a healthy lifestyle by quitting smoking, taking a nutritious and balanced diet and indulging in physical activities in order to keep your spine healthy and strong.

Physiotherapies - the doctors at Yashoda hospital recommend physiotherapy to all of the patients. It is the best way to treat various spinal disorders without any side effects and has been found to be highly effective in many cases. The effects of physiotherapy may be slow but are long-lasting. Our physiotherapists keenly study your medical history and suggest exercises accordingly. Exercise not only helps to strengthen your spine but also help to improve your posture. Not only exercises but other stimulation therapies are also offered at Yashoda hospital which includes heat, ice and electrical stimulation. All these help to give instant pain relief.

Medicines - medicines like painkillers, muscle Relaxants, narcotics and antidepressants prove to be very helpful in managing pain related to very spinal disorders. However, they should only be taken under the prescription of a registered doctor as the excessive use of these can have a drastic impact on other organs as well. Certain ointments and creams are also prescribed to be directly applied upon the effective area to get rid of pain and inflammation.

Spinal injections are very effective in treating chronic spinal disorders using either a transforaminal or a translaminar approach.

Surgery usually the last resort of the doctors and is performed only when all other treatment options fail to work. The surgery can be carried out in 2 ways i.e. open spine surgery and minimally invasive surgery. The type of surgery to be performed on a patient depends upon the adversity of the patient's condition and other factors like age and any other pertaining medical condition.

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