Spinal fusion is surgery to join two or more vertebrae into one single structure. The goal is to stop movement between the two bones and prevent back pain. Once they’re fused, they no longer move like they used to. This keeps you from stretching nearby nerves, ligaments, and muscles that may have caused discomfort.
Spinal fractures are different than a broken arm or leg. A fracture or dislocation of a vertebra can cause bone fragments to pinch & damage the spinal nerves or spinal cord. Most spinal fractures occur from car accidents, falls, or sports. Injuries can range from relatively mild ligament & muscle strains to fractures.
Sciatica is pain that starts in your lower back and shoots down through your legs and sometimes into your feet. It happens when something in your body may be a herniated disk or bone spur compresses your sciatic nerve. Some people experience sharp, intense pain, and others get tingling, weakness, and numbness in their legs.
Cervical spine biopsies can be performed with CT fluoroscopy. This is indicated for lesions of the cervical spine that are thought to be metastatic and if so, would change the management of the patient. With attention to details, the carotid artery, the esophagus and other vital structures in the neck can be avoided.
Dr. Pramod Saini pursued his entire graduate degree from the esteemed and reputed institutes and colleges. Elaboratively, his under graduation was completed from Grant Medical College, Mumbai. He is a Fellow Trained Board certified Spine surgeon associated with Jaypee Hospital, Noida. Later, Dr. Saini joined as a Senior Resident in the Orthopaedics at AIIMS, New Delhi.
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