The world spine day is celebrated on 16th October every year. It is a day set to create awareness about the spine and how to effectively manage spine disorder.
A healthy Spine is an important aspect in our lives. Every movement you make would be impossible without the help of the spine. It helps in standing upright, bending and even twisting. It also connects the brain to the rest of the body, assisting in controlling the movements.
This day is all about sensitizing the masses on the importance of developing a healthy posture and introducing some more movement in their day today activities.
Special Tip on World Spine Day:
Keeping an upright posture is a key in living a disease free life as far as your spine is concerned.
Structure of spine:
The spine is made of 33 individual bones stacked one on top of the other.
Common causes of back pain:
Infections, injuries, bone changes that mostly results from aging and tumours are some of the possible causes of spinal disorders apart from the major ones.
Acute and Chronic Back Pain:
Back pain can come on suddenly and last less than six weeks which may be caused by a fall or heavy lifting. Back pain that lasts more than three months is less common than acute pain and is regarded as chronic.
Common Symptoms Include:
Conditions commonly linked to back pain include:
Treatment of spinal disorders:
At a glance, Spine Surgery is a combination of orthopaedic and neurosurgical surgery. The speciality comprises a gamut of spinal surgeries with an aim to relieve pain, stabilization of spine and decompression of spinal cord/nerves.
Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery and Endoscopy:
These techniques start with small incisions, followed by surgery that's assisted by an endoscope, microscope or x-ray guidance.
In general, the goal of minimally invasive spine surgery (MIS) surgery is to stabilize the vertebral bones and spinal joints and/or relieve pressure being applied to the spinal nerves — often a result of conditions such as a spinal instability, bone spurs herniated discs, scoliosis or spinal tumours.
Benefits of this type of surgery:
For further information on spinal conditions please contact Wockhardt Hospital.
About Wockhardt Hospital:
A 50-year-old legacy and tradition of caring is what Wockhardt Hospital stands on. Wockhardt Hospitals has been proactive in bringing innovative nurturing for better health. Wockhardt Hospitals has become a leading health service provider with its strong presence in the western parts of the country i.e. Mumbai, Nagpur Rajkot, Nasik and Surat. This group of 8 hospitals fulfils the need of the community in its chosen field of super specialty like Cardiology, Orthopaedics, Neurology, Gastroenterology, Urology, Aesthetics and Minimal Access Surgery.
The department of Bone and Joint at Wockhardt Hospital provides a continuum of treatment and care with an integrated system of orthopaedic surgeons, supported by cutting edge technology and world class infrastructure. Our goal is to treat patient’s right from everyday aches and strains, sports injuries, trauma management to major joint replacement injuries.
At Wockhardt Hospital Spine Services Department is running A MULTI DISCIPLIANRY program in the country by a team of dedicated and highly experienced spine surgeons, neurophysicians, pain block experts, physiotherapists and rehabilitation experts. The speciality has one of the best of state of the art equipment, world class infrastructure, and diagnostic services in achieving the right diagnosis and bringing about optimal care. The Spine surgery services department is well complimented by an excellent physical therapy and rehabilitation department.
Wockhardt Hospitals has state-of-the-art infrastructure. Our prime objective is patient safety and quality of care at all levels. The guiding philosophy is to serve and enrich the Quality of Life of patients and to make life win.
Wockhardt Hospitals follow process driven quality systems that adhere to international standards of clinical care, safe environment, infection control and respect for patient rights & privacy. Many of the Wockhardt group of hospitals has accreditation of the NABH (National Accreditation Board of Hospitals &Healthcare), the highest and the most stringent quality standards institution in India and the National authority in healthcare accreditation. To achieve high degree of clinical excellence, we have entered into strategic alliances with Partners Medical International, USA, whereby Wockhardt Hospitals has access to Harvard’s expertise and experience in the fields of surgery and other Medicare services. Wockhardt group of hospitals in India is a preferred destination for patients from Europe, USA, Africa, Middle East and South Asia.