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Treatment For Spinal Conditions


Backbone, or spine, is one of the most important bones of our body that is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae. It provides support to the body for movements like standing, bending, and twisting. There can be so many problems that can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. These include:

  • Infections
  • Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Conditions, such as ankylosing spondylitis and scoliosis
  • Age related bone changes, such as spinal stenosis and herniated disks

Symptoms of Spinal abnormalities

Spinal abnormalities can cause various uncomfortable symptoms like:

  • Pain in neck, back or legs due to pressure on the spinal cord or nerves
  • Limited or restricted movement
  • Numbness or tingling in limbs
  • Sensory loss
  • Progressive loss of strength in limbs
  • Loss of bowel or bladder control

DIAGNOSIS AND TESTS

A thorough physical examination of the patient along with following diagnostic procedures help in evaluating the abnormality of the spine:

  • Computed Tomography (CT) - Spine
  • Discography
  • Electromyography (EMG)
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

Treatment of Spinal Conditions

Treatments differ by disease, and may include medications, back braces and surgery.

 

Authored by Dr. Shyam Sundar K

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Dr. Shyam Sundar K

Dr. Shyam Sundar K is an eminent name in the field of neurology. He is one of the best neurosurgeon in Chennai, Tamil Nadu

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