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Spine Fracture

Let us learn about treatment of spine fracture and recovery after surgery for spinal fracture and spine fixation surgery from the best Neurosurgeon in Delhi, Meerut and western UP, Dr. Amit Bindal.

Seek immediate help for treatment of fracture of spine, surgery for fixation of spine from the top Spine surgeon in Delhi and Meerut, Dr. Amit Bindal at Bindal Brain and Spine Clinics, Meerut, who has more than 15 years of expertise in spine surgery at affordable prices and best possible outcome.

Treatment of Spine fracture.

What causes spine fracture?

causes spine fracture Trauma to the spine can occur in various ways. The most important causes of spine fracture include fall from height and road traffic accidents.

Other modes of injury include, work related accidents or factory accidents.

Many a times in Indian population, especially in the villages, the person climbs up a tree for plucking of fruits and falls down, resulting in the spine facture.

What happens to the patient if he suffers from Spine fracture?

The most important symptom of spine fracture includes back pain which is very severe.

If along with fracture of the spine the nerves are also injured, the patient will suffer from numbness, a sensory loss below the part of the body below the spine facture.

There will be weakness of both legs and he will not be able to move both legs. If the injury is in the cervical spine, the patient will not be able to move both upper limbs and both lower limbs.

In severe injury, a patient may also develop weakness of bladder and bowel. That is, he may not have any sensations of urine or stools.

What should be done if a patient suffers from trauma to the spine?

If a spine trauma or facture is suspected, it is necessary, not to move the patient very much arrange for a for the stretcher immediately shift the patient without bending his back as a log of wood, and immediately seek help from a specialist doctor, specially a neurosurgeon.

When to visit a doctor?

Back pain can have a variety of causes, and most of the time, only a simple treatment is required. However, because early detection and treatment of serious ailments like spine fracture are crucial, consult your doctor about your back pain if:

  • It is persistent and developing.
  • It’s unrelated to activities.
  • You have a history of cancer and experience new back pain that is worse at night.
  • Nausea, vomiting, or lightheadedness.

Seek immediate medical help if you experience:

  • Increasing numbness or loss of sensation to touch, hot, or cold
  • Not able to walk or walking with difficulty
  • Loss of urinary sensations or stools
  • muscle weakness in your arms or legs
  • Changes in bladder or bowel function

Which doctor is ideal for the treatment of back pain and spine fracture?

A Neurosurgeon doctor is well trained to understand all the facets of back pain and fracture of spine along with its treatment with medicines or operation if required.

How a patient of spine fracture is treated?

Whenever you reach a hospital for the treatment of spine facture the neurosurgeon available on duty will examine the patient and look for his pulse and oxygen situation. After stabilizing the patient with medicine he will order for MRI scan of the spine.

Sometimes a CT scan of the spine is necessary. After examining all these reports, the doctor will tell you about the nature of the injury or severity of the injury and will advise you above further treatment.

diagnosis of spine fracture What are the investigations necessary for the diagnosis of spine fracture?

Most important investigation for the assessment of trauma to the spine includes MRI scan and a sometime to further assess the severity of injury, a CT scan of the spine is necessary.

What is the doctor treating spine injury called?

The spine injury is treated by a Neurosurgeon.

What are the treatments available for the treatment of a spine facture?

The treatment of facture of spine includes multidisciplinary team, which includes physicians, neurosurgeons, physical therapist, et cetera.

First of all the neurosurgeon or the spine. Surgeon will assess the injury will decide whether it needs surgical management or medical management.

Medical Management:

Treatment of spine fracture without surgery

Those fractures which are stable and which are not causing any compression of the nerves can be managed without surgery. These patients are treated with medicines which include bed rest, analgesics, calcium supplements, Nerve supplements etc.

For how long a patient must take rest after spine fracture?

The period of rest in case of spine facture depends upon the severity and extent of injury. In minor factures a patient can be mobilized after 15 to 20 days depending on the severity of pain. In other cases, a long duration of rest may be advised as deemed fit by the spine surgeon may be up to 2-3 mnths.

Surgical management:

Treatment of spine injury by surgery or operation?

Those cases of spine injury in which the spine is unstable and there is compression on nerves, surgery is done for fixation of spine and for the decompression of nerves.

Rods and screws are inserted in the vertebrae above and below the level of injury and fixed.

Treatment of spine injury

Treatment of spine injury

Treatment of spine fracture by minimally invasive surgery using percutaneous screws

Treatment of spine injury

Treatment of spine fracture by minimally invasive surgery

Treatment of spine fracture by minimally invasive surgery

Treatment of spine fracture by minimally invasive surgery

When can I walk after surgery for spine fracture?

The patient can start walking the next day after surgery if there is no weakness in legs.

In some cases in which there is weakness in legs we shall have to wait for the return of power to walk which may take 2- 3 mnths.

Is there paralysis after spine surgery?

This is a myth.

Whenever a spine fracture is severe, the nerves are damaged and the patient may be paralysed due to injury.

Then a surgical operation is performed to restore the balance and stability of spine. But in some severe cases of injury these nerves may not recover or recover only partially. In these cases the patient may remain paralysed for life.

Important thing here is to understand that the paralysis is due to injury and not due to surgery.

There are very minimum chances of aggravation of paralysis after surgery

In less severe injuries, after operation the nerves recover and patient can walk again.

What is the prognosis of spine injury?

Spine injury is a serious disease. Many a time’s patients with spine injury have weakness in lower limbs or upper limbs or involvement of bladder and bowel.

Few patients with less injury recover over a period of time over the period of next 3 to 6 months, but some patients do not recover even after surgery or the compression of the nerves. They remain bedridden for the rest of their lives.

How long is spinal tumor surgery?

It about 2-3 hrs in a typical spinal operation. But it may take longer depending on the extent of injury.

How much does spinal tumors surgery cost?

We at Bindal Clinics believe in affordable health care for all.

Surgery for spine fracture at Bindal Clinics costs around around 80,000 rupees to one lakh rupees.

In big corporate hospitals in India this type of surgery costs anywhere between 2.5 lakh rupees and go up to 5 lakh rupees.

We operate with all the latest state of art gadgets like surgical Microscope, Endoscopic system, CUSA (cavitron ultrasonic aspirator), High Speed Drill system, neuronavigation etc.

We believe in the best possible outcome of surgery for patients with spinal factures.

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