Neck pain is a very common medical condition found in people these days. Neck pain can arise from a number of disorders and diseases of any tissues in the neck. Common neck pain conditions are whiplash, muscular spasm ,a herniated disc, or a pinched nerve.
- Pain around neck
- Color changes
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Spinal disc herniation
- Prolonged and abnormal postures
- Pinched nerve
- Spinal stenosis
- Carotid artery dissection
- Head and neck cancer
There are a number of neck pain management treatment options that help reduce neck pain, which include the following after proper investigation and clinical evaluation
- Physical Therapy
- Medication Management
- Physic Therapy
- Trigger Point Injection
- Facet Joint Injection or Selective Nerve Root Block
- Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
- Discography for Appropriate Surgical Evaluation
Pain in the lower back (lumbago) is particularly common, although it can be felt anywhere along the spine – from the neck down to the hips. In most cases the pain isn’t caused by anything serious and will usually get better over time. There are things you can do to help relieve it. But sometimes the pain can last a long time or keep coming back. Back pain commonly stems from strain, tension, or injury.
- strained muscles or ligaments
- a muscle spasm
- muscle tension
- damaged disks
- injuries, fractures, or falls
- lifting something improperly
- lifting something that is too heavy
- making an abrupt and awkward movement
Back pain usually resolves with rest and home remedies, but sometimes medical treatment is necessary.Home treatments
Over-the-counter (OTC) pain relief medication, usually nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID), such as ibuprofen, can relieve discomfort. Applying a hot compress or an ice pack to the painful area may also reduce pain.Medical treatment
If home treatments do not relieve back pain, a doctor may recommend the following medication, physical therapy, or both.Medication:
Back pain that does not respond well to OTC painkillers may require a prescription NSAID. Codeine or hydrocodone, which are narcotics, may be prescribed for short periods. These require close monitoring by the doctor. In some cases, muscle relaxants may be used. Antidepressants, such as amitriptyline, may be prescribed, but research is ongoing at to their effectiveness, and the evidence is conflicting.Physical therapy:
Applying heat, ice, ultrasound, and electrical stimulation — as well as some muscle-release techniques to the back muscles and soft tissues — may help alleviate pain. As the pain improves, the physical therapist may introduce some flexibility and strength exercises for the back and abdominal muscles. Techniques for improving posture may also help. The patient will be encouraged to practice the techniques regularly, even after the pain has gone, to prevent back pain recurrence.Steroid injections:
If other options are not effective, these may be injected into the epidural space, around the spinal cord. Cortisone is an anti-inflammatory drug so it helps reduce inflammation around the nerve roots. Injections may also be used to numb areas thought to be causing the pain. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT can help manage chronic back pain by encouraging new ways of thinking. It may include relaxation techniques and ways of maintaining a positive attitude. Studies have found that patients with CBT tend to become more active and do exercise, resulting in a lower risk of back pain recurrence.
If nonsurgical treatments aren’t providing adequate relief from the symptoms or pain related to your spine condition, or if your condition is worsening, you may be a candidate for spine surgery. Depending on your condition, our spine specialists can offer various surgical options to address your individual problem. Primus spine surgeons perform:
- Disc replacements, spinal fusion, and laminectomies to correct spine problems
- Spinal cord stimulation and other procedures to relieve pain
- Complex reconstructive surgeries to correct scoliosis and other spinal deformities
- Procedures to remove spine cancer lesions
- Decompression surgeries to relieve pain and pressure from pinched nerves
- And more
Our team of spine specialists includes neurosurgeons, orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists, spinal oncologists, pain management doctors, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, and many others. We also have a chiropractor and acupuncturist on staff. Our surgeons meet together frequently to discuss whether patients are candidates for surgery and the best proposed surgery approach, so you get the advantage of receiving several expert opinions.
Research shows that hospitals and surgeons who perform more surgeries tend to have better outcomes.
Our surgeons are motivated to constantly improve, so they pay close attention to outcomes and always strive to do better and stay up-to-date on the latest technologies and advances in treating your spinal injury or condition. This results in safe, effective procedures that reduce complications to your crucial but delicate spine, nerves, and spinal cord.
Our spine team carries out minimally invasive spine procedures like keyhole vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty for spinal fractures, minimally invasive spinal fusion, percutaneous pedicle screw fixation, microscopic/endoscopic discectomy, and microscopic decompression of lumbar pathology. Apart from these minimally invasive procedures, the other routine major surgeries of spine like artificial disc replacement, treatment of cervical and dorsal myelopathy, spinal deformity (scoliosis and kyphosis) correction, spinal tumour surgery and treatment of spinal fractures are routinely done at Primus Super Speciality Hospital with outcomes that the best in the world. The department also offers wide range of modalities and exercise programs suited for patient’s conditions, such as in Degenerative Disc disease, through trained and experienced physiotherapists. This approach has helped numerous patients to appropriately manage spine problems.
Our department is one of the few centers across the country which offers complete range of Spine deformity correction services for Scoliosis and Kyphosis across all age groups. The treatment options range from conventional scoliosis correction procedures for Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis/congenital scoliosis to novel therapies such as Magnetic growth rod application for Early onset scoliosis (Scoliosis in very young children). Minimally invasive solution for spinal deformity is also offered for select group of patients, as per the diagnosis.
We have in-house multispecialty support along with world class operative, post op and ICU care. Patient safety and quality care are our top priorities. We use intra-operative real-time neural monitoring, a cutting edge technology, which can help in reducing the risk of paralysis and nerve damage during complex spinal surgery such as deformity correction and tumour excision and reconstruction. The specialist nurses trained specifically in spinal diseases along with the physical therapists provide robust support to the patient and service.
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