Spinal Cord  Surgery

Spinal-Cord--SurgeryThere are number of surgical options for spinal cord injury depending on the location of the injury. The doctor may suggest you to have a complete diagnosis through different diagnostic methods like CT scan, MRI, X-ray etc. to have a clear image about the injury. It will help to understand the severity and location of the injury. If the injury is not severe, the surgeon may suggest you for non-surgical treatment options such as:

  • Methylprednisolone
  • Immobilization
  • Experimental treatments

The different types of surgical methods for spinal cord injuries are:

  • Lumbar discectomy: Used to remove all or part of a ruptured or herniated disc in the lower part of the spine.
  • Cervical discectomy: Used to remove one or more damaged discs.
  • Microdiscectomy: A surgery to remove a small part of the ruptured disc. It is a minimally invasive technique.
  • Spinal fusion: A procedure to fuse or join two or more vertebrae. Spinal fusion surgeries are of different types:
    • Anterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Posterior lumbar interbody fusion
    • Transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion etc.
    • Laparoscopic fusion: A minimally invasive surgery technique used for spinal fusion.
    • Intradiscal electrothermal therapy: A minimally invasive technique for lower back pain.
    • Surgical decompression: A method to remove the nerve root in order to help it for fast healing. The different kinds of surgical decompression methods are:
      • Foraminotomy
      • Laminotomy
      • Laminectomy
      • Corepectomy
      • Laminoplasty
      • Kyphoplasty/Vertebroplasty: Minimally invasive procedure to treat pain and other symptoms caused by spinal fracture.
      • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion: Treatment option for neck problems as a result of fractures, spinal instability and herniated disc.
      • Spinal Cord Stimulation: Treatment option for chronic back pain.


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