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Spine Care

The spine forms the backbone of the central support structure of our body. It helps us sit, bend, walk, twist, and stand. Therefore, it becomes extremely important to take good care of the spine. Due to unfortunate incidents like major accidents, rheumatic disorders, or chronic conditions, many people have poor spinal health and need proper treatment and spine care. We at Manipal Hospitals have a centre of excellence in spine care. We are specialised in the treatment of various spine disorders such as Scoliosis, Lumbar spinal stenosis, Spina bifida, Cauda equina syndrome, back pain, and tumours.

Why Manipal?

We at Manipal offer comprehensive treatment for a wide gamut of spine-related conditions. Our evidence-based, systemic and all-inclusive approach set up apart from others. Also, our expert spine care specialists are well-trained and carry decades of experience in this field. Thanks to the multidisciplinary approach that we take, patients receive holistic treatment. Doctors from different specialities including neurology, neurosurgery and orthopaedic surgery brainstorm together and come up with the most effective treatment plan tailor-made for every single patient.

The procedures that we implement for treatment are minimally invasive, less painful and offer quick recovery. Our state-of-the-art facilities, advanced and innovative technology and decades of experience in this field truly make us one of the best spine care hospital in india.

Our world-class treatment facility is well-equipped to treat various kinds of spine disorders. Some of the major spine disorders we provide treatment for are:

  1. Arthritis

  2. Degenerative disc disease

  3. Spinal stenosis

  4. Spondylosis

  5. Ankylosing spondylitis

  6. Back pain

  7. Kyphosis

  8. Myelopathy

  9. Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures

  10. Scoliosis

  11. Spinal cord injury

  12. Spinal tumours

  13. Spondylolisthesis

  14. Spinal fracture

Depending on the symptoms and specific condition, our spine specialists use one or more treatments for spine disorders. Some major procedures implemented here are:

  1. Artificial Disc Replacement: It is done to replace the spinal disc that is located between the individual bones of the spine, called the vertebra. Due to injury or chronic conditions, the natural disc stops working properly and the patient is unable to bend their spine. An artificial disc is implanted in the patient’s body to replicate the functions performed by the natural disc. After successful replacement, the patient can carry loads and move the spine freely.

  2. Postero Lateral Spinal Fusion (PLF): This procedure involves the placement of a bone graft between elements in the back, or posterior of the spine to correct problems with the bones in vertebrae. The process is done to fuse the affected vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. 

  3. Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty: Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty are procedures used to treat painful vertebral compression fractures in the spinal column, which are a common result of osteoporosis.

  4. Spinal Osteotomies: A spinal osteotomy is a surgical treatment used to treat some adult or paediatric spine disorders. The procedures include vertebral column resection (VCR), pedicle subtraction osteotomy, and posterior column osteotomy (PCO).

  5. Anterior Interbody Fusion: In this procedure, the spine is approached from the front of the body in order to remove disc or bone material from in between two adjacent lumbar vertebrae. It can be carried out either by open surgery or with the use of minimally invasive methods.

  6. Minimally Invasive Spinal Stabilization: In this procedure, spine stabilization surgery is performed using minimally invasive approach. It gives patients a quicker recovery time and a safe and effective alternative to back fusion. The surgery is done through a tiny incision without cutting or damaging the nearby muscles.

  7. Spinal Stabilization: Unlike conventional spinal fusion surgery, dynamic lumbar spine stabilisation uses flexible materials to allow more mobility in spinal movement.

  8. Cervical Laminoplasty: This procedure is used to relieve pressure on the spinal cord in the neck caused due to various reasons like degenerative changes, arthritis, bone spurs, disc herniation, tumours, fractures, etc. In this procedure, portions of the lamina (the bony “roof” of the spinal canal) are removed to enlarge the spinal canal.

  9. Spinal Column Reconstruction: Patients who have a deformity or misalignment that affects a significant section of the spine may require spinal reconstruction surgery. In this procedure, two vertebrae in the spine are fused together to form a single solid bone. 

  10. Minimally Internal Decompression for Spinal Stenosis: In this procedure, the spaces within the spine are narrowed using surgery to ease pressure on the nerves that travel through the spine. 

  11. Microdiscectomy Endoscopic Discectomy: It is a modern and minimally invasive procedure that is performed to reduce the sciatica pain (caused due to herniated disc). In discectomy, the herniated or protruding part of an intervertebral disc that is pressing on the spinal cord and affecting the nerve root is removed, thereby shrinking the injured or bulging disc. This procedure is also known as microlumbar discectomy (MLD) and it is highly effective at taking pressure off a painful nerve and reducing pain.

  12. Discectomy: In discectomy, one or more intervertebral discs are surgically removed to ease the pain caused due to disc herniation. It can be independently implemented or performed in combination with various spinal fusion procedures.

  13. Posterior and Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion: Both posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) and minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (TLIF) procedures are performed to treat the underlying cause of the back pain caused due to spine disorders.

  14. Surgery for Spinal Tumours: An abnormal tissue mass within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column is referred to as a spinal tumour. They can be broadly classified into two categories - benign (not cancerous) and malignant (cancerous). These tumours are diagnosed with the help of Spinal Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), CT scan and biopsy. Depending on the risk involved, surgeons can perform complete removal of spinal tumours. Some patients are treated using therapies like radiation therapy, chemotherapy and drugs.   

  15. Paediatric Spinal Surgeries: Children may experience early or late childhood spinal problems include scoliosis (curving of the spine), kyphosis (growing rounding of the spine), spondylolysis (stress fracture of the spine), and spondylolisthesis (movement of one section of the spine on another part). They can be treated with the help of proper surgeries.

  16. Vertebral Body Resection: This procedure is only performed for the most severe spinal deformities. With the help of vertebral body resection, particular segments of the spine including the body of the vertebra and the posterior elements, which include the lamina, transverse process, and ribs, are removed.

  17. Kyphoplasty: This procedure is done for treatment of compression fractures caused by osteoporosis. It is a minimally invasive procedure and highly effective at reducing pain. 

  18. Laminectomy: In this procedure, the lamina (bony arch) from the posterior portion of the vertebral bone is removed.

  19. Laminoplasty: This procedure is used to ease the pressure from the spinal cord, caused due to spinal stenosis.

  20. Microdiscectomy: In this procedure, a tiny amount of disc material and a small amount of bone are removed to ease the compression of nerve roots.

  21. Spinal Fusion: This procedure realigns the spinal column or relieves pressure on pinched nerves. There are two types of spinal fusion surgeries performed - anterior and posterior lumbar interbody fusions.

The Manipal Experience