The spine consists of Vertebrae which are the bones of the spine. In between the vertebrae is the soft cushion like structures called disc. With ageing the soft discs between the vertebrae dry out and shrink in size. This reduces the space between the vertebrae and makes the spine less flexible. You may experience back pain, weakness or numbness due to disc degeneration. Some people experience no symptoms due to disc degeneration but the flexibility is definitely reduced even in such people.
People who have weak back muscles are more prone to this condition. If you exercise regularly and have strong paraspinal muscles then the pressure on the discs is reduced and their degeneration is much slower. It is therefore extremely important to do regular exercise and include the muscles of the back in your exercise regimen.
Patients coming to the neurosurgery department with back pain complains are given a thorough physical and neurological examination. The best way to diagnose spinal conditions is to perform MRI Scan of the affected region - Cervical, Thoracic or Lumbo-sacral spine. The surgical options for treating disc degeneration are - Laminectomy and Spinal Fusion.
Laminectomy is a minimally invasive spine surgery to remove the Lamina which increases the space between the vertebrae and reduces pressure on the nerves thus relieving pain. This is also known as decompression surgery. The patient goes home within a day and the recovery is very quick.
Spinal Fusion is a surgery in which two or more vertebrae are fused together. This reduces the flexibility of the spine but alleviates the pain. Laminectomy is alwasy the first choice and spinal fusion is the last resort.
Max Hospitals at New Delhi and Gurgaon have the most advanced cutting edge technology when it comes to Spine Surgery. The operation theatres are equipped with very high precision Operating Microscopes from Karl Storz, Germany. The technology deployed at Max Hospital in the field of Neurosurgery makes us the premier centre in the world. India offers huge advantages in terms of cost of treatment, cost of hotels, food and travel.
Laminectomy or Spinal Fusion Surgery in India will cost in the range of USD 6000 - 9000 depending upon the scope of work, age and general health of the patient. Max Hospital offers all kinds of accomodation for the patients - ward beds, shared rooms and single private rooms. Our team has done more than 15000 brain and spine surgeries with success rate in excess of 98%.
Our team of Patient Care Executives will take care of all your needs while you are in India for your treatment. They will facilitate your travel by sending visa invitation to the Indian embassy. Find all the details on the page about International Patients.
We have gathered some of the finest people who bring the best medical minds, exceptional surgical skills, dedication to patient well being and compassion in their heart.
Dr. Arun Saroha
Dr Arun Saroha is considered as one of the best spinal neurosurgeon in India with a very high success rate. Patients from all over the world come to India to get Spine Surgery done by him.
Dr Arun Saroha is one of the most trusted doctor amongst the Iraqi patients who have been coming to him for the treatment of brain ans apine problems for the last 15 years. Lots of hard work and dedication has gone in the building of this trust.