Did you know your backbone, or spine is made up of 26 bone discs called vertebrae or spinal column?
The vertebral column protect your spinal cord and allow you to stand and bend. One of the most important part of the human body, the spinal column supports trunk and makes all movements possible. When this structure fails, it is known as a spinal disorder. Spinal diseases often cause disabling back pain when bone changes put pressure on the spinal cord or nerves. They can also limit movement. There are different treatment options, but sometimes they include back supports and surgery. Common conditions associated with spinal disorders include Herniated Disc, Scoliosis, Spinal Stenosis, Kyphosis, and Degenerative Discs.
However common back pain can be treated with non-surgical methods, but some patients will require surgery to ease the pain. Today’s minimally invasive procedures ensure that operating and recovery times are reduced, allowing you to return to life without back pain as soon as possible.
SYMPTOMS OF SPINE DISORDERS
Symptoms of spine disorders depend on the type of disorder, its severity, and its location within the spine. Symptoms may include:
- Severe pain of short or long-term duration
- Activity-related neck or back pain
- Pain into the arms and legs
- Limit movement
- Pain during standing or walking
- Tingling or burning sensation in the arms and legs
- Weakness in arms and legs
- Instability, with poor balance
- Loss of bladder or bowel function
People who experience any of these symptoms should seek a neurologist to determine their cause and discuss treatment options.
DIAGNOSIS OF SPINE DISORDERS
Spinal disorders may be diagnosed using non-invasive techniques, including a discussion with the patient to understand the history of the condition, physical and neurological examinations, and tests such as x-rays, CT scans, or magnetic resonance imaging.
For more complex conditions, advanced diagnostic tools can be used, such as electromyography, to determine how well the nerves function, nuclear bone scans to diagnose spinal compression fractures, CT discography to help find the location of low back pain.
If you are experiencing back pain and ready to start your pain-free life? Dr. Rohit Gupta, the best neurologist in Faridabad will help you to determine the root cause of your pain, treatment options which may include spinal cord stimulation, physical therapy, epidural steroid injection, kyphoplasty, and, radiofrequency ablation.