Spinal Disorders

Spinal Disorders

The spinal cord is a fragile tubelike structure that begins at the end of the brainstem and continues till the bottom of the spine. It consists of 26 bones called the vertebrae, which protect the spinal cord and the nerves. It provides support for physical movements. The spinal cord is covered by three layers of tissue called the meninges. The vertebrae are separated by cartilaginous discs which reduce the force generated by movements. The vertebrae and the disks of cartilage elongate the spine and form the vertebral column also known as the spinal column.

Treatment Options

The treatment for spinal disorders differ with each disorder. About 90% of the patients who present with no serious spinal ailments can be treated with non-surgical adjuvant therapy. They can improve with conservative treatment.

What are the symptoms for Spine disorders?

Pain in the neck
Pain in the neck, back or legs
Restricted movement
Restricted movement
Tingling sensation in the limbs
Tingling sensation in the limbs
Numbness 1
Sensory loss
Sensory loss
bladder dysfunction
Loss of bowel or bladder control
  • Infections
  • Fractures
  • Tumors
  • Injuries
  • Spinal conditions such as ankylosing spondylitis
  • Age related bone changes

For a few cases, the causes are unknown.

  • Accidents or falls
  • Congenital disorders
  • Inflammation
  • Infection
  • Degenerative wear and tear
  • Inherited disorders
  • Obesity
  • Lifestyle habits and the nutrition intake
  • Poor posture
  • Repetitive strenuous activities
  • Occupational movement disorder
  • Medications
  • Physical Therapy
  • Patient education
  • Epidural Spine injections
  • Facet Joint Intra Articular injection
  • Sacroiliac joint injections
  • Medial branch nerve blocks
  • Selective nerve root blocks
  • CT guided injections
  • Robotic guided injections
  • AF ablation