Spine Surgery in Dubai
Back pain occurs quite commonly, and spine surgery Dubai is not always effective in relieving it. You must determine the reason your back is painful and whether surgery may cure it.
Aging, trauma, poor body mechanics and every day wear may all result in spinal injury. Damage that occurs to any portion of your back and pressure on spinal nerves can result in pain and numerous additional symptoms. If you are experiencing chronic back pain, you may be contemplating if surgery will be helpful.
In most cases spine surgery is not necessary. The majority of back problems can be addressed with non-surgical interventions, like physiotherapy, anti-inflammatory medications, and massage. When these types of conservative treatments are not helpful, spine surgery may relieve your pain. However, surgery is not appropriate for all types of back pain.
Reasons Spine Surgery may be necessary:
- If you have spinal nerve compression that results in severe pain that radiates down your leg
- You have vertebrae that are fractured or other spinal column damage due to trauma that results in an unstable spine
- You have a herniated or bulging disk that impinges on surrounding nerves
- You have an unstable spine and vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis
The conditions that follow might also require spine surgery Dubai if conservative treatments do not relieve pain and the condition is progressive or causes compression of a nerve or nerves.
- Scoliosis – which is a spinal curvature
- Kyphosis – a spinal deformity resulting in a humpback
- Spondylolisthesis – a portion of the spine that slips forward
- Spinal Stenosis – spinal canal narrowing that occurs due to arthritis
- Degenerative Disk – Wear of the intervertebral disks that results in pain
- Radiculopathy – Nerve irritation causes by a bulging or herniated disk that impinges upon a surrounding nerve
Types of Spinal Surgery performed at MOSH
To relieve spinal cord or nerve pressure, MOSH spine surgeons can remove parts of the vertebral bone to widen the narrowed portion of the bone. The removal of the gel-filled portion of a disk that has ruptured might also relieve the pressure on nerves that are impinged by the herniated disk. At times your surgeon will have to completely remove a disk and fuse together the adjacent vertebrae.
Types of Spine Surgery include:
- Diskectomy - The herniated part of a spinal disk is removed to relieve the pressure on the surrounding nerves. This is an open surgery that normally includes the removal of a portion of the vertebral lamina to gain access to the herniated disk
- Laminectomy – This involves removing the spinal lamina that lies over the spinal canal. This procedure will result in an enlarged spinal canal. It is often used to relieve pressure that results from spinal stenosis.
- Spinal Fusion – This procedure fuses two adjacent vertebrae. It can reduce back pain by stabilizing a spinal fracture. At times it is used to stop painful intervertebral motion that can occur as the result of an injured or degenerated disk
- Vertebroplasty – This procedure involves the injection of bone cement into vertebrae that are compressed. For compressed and fractured vertebrae, this process can assist in stabilizing fractures and thus relieve pain.
- Artificial Disks – This is a spinal fusion alternative where an artificial disk is inserted between vertebrae that have been injured or degenerated. Artificial disks are relatively new and they are still being studied.