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Spine Surgery


Zydus Hospital, Anand offers comprehensive, expert and personalized medical care to treat a wide range of common and acute spinal problems. We aim to provide evidence based, comprehensive, multi-disciplinary spinal care.

Our Spine surgery team includes dedicated Spine Surgeons, Neurologists, Physiotherapists, Radiologists, Anaesthesiologists, trained nurses and paramedical staff. The team is dedicated to provide a compassionate and personalised care.

The department is backed by the most advanced radiological equipment like 128 slice CT scan, 1.5 Tesla MRI and digital X-Ray which provides high quality images.

Conditions We Treat

  • Herniated Disc/ Slipped Disc
  • Spine fractures and other spinal traumas
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Lumber radiculopathy
  • Spinal infections
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex craniovertebral junction (CV junction) anomalies
  • Spinal tumors- extradural, IDEM and intramedullary tumors
  • Spinal dysraphism

Know your Spine

The spine is made up of 33 individual bones called vertebrae which are stacked one on top of the other. Various ligaments and muscles connect the bones together and keep them aligned. The spinal column provides the main support for your body, allowing you to stand upright, bend, and twist.

The intervertebral discs are flat, round "cushions" that act as shock absorbers between each vertebra in your spine. There is one disc between each vertebra. Each disc has a strong outer ring of fibres called the annulus, and a soft, jelly-like centre called the nucleus.

The spine is designed to protect spinal cord. Spinal cord is a column of nerves that connects your brain to rest of your body and allows you to control your body.


What are the common disorders which affect Spine?

Some of the common disorders affecting spine are :
  • Herniated Disc/ Slipped Disc
  • Spine fractures and other spinal traumas
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Lumber radiculopathy
  • Spinal infections
  • Spondylolisthesis

What is slipped disc or Disc Prolapse?

A slipped disc or prolapsed disc or herniated disc is a condition in which the softer inner part of the disc bulges out from a weakness in the outer tough part. This can happen in one or more discs, it can press the surrounding structures and nerves. Most prolapse disc occurs in the lower part of the spine (Lumber Spine).

What causes slipped disc?

Slipped disc occurs when the outer ring (Annulus) becomes weak or torn and allows the inner portion to slip out. This can happen with age. Certain motions like twisting and turning to lift an object or lifting heavy objects may also cause a slipped disc.

What are the symptoms of slipped disc?

The symptoms can vary depending on the location of the slipped disc, if the slipped disc is pressing a nerve following symptoms may appear
  • Pain and numbness in lower back, legs or feet, most commonly on one side of the body
  • Pain that extends to your arms or legs
  • Pain that worsens at night or with certain movements
  • Pain that worsens after standing or sitting
  • Pain when walking short distances
  • Unexplained muscle weakness
  • Tingling, aching, or burning sensations in the affected area
  • If a slipped disc is putting pressure on the sciatic nerve, it can lead to pain which radiates from back to leg. This is known as sciatica.
  • In advanced and severe cases it can cause loss of bladder and bowel control.
  • Prolonged and severe nerve compression may lead to gradual weakness and loss of control of affected limb.

How it can be diagnosed?

It can easily be diagnosed by proper medical examination and an MRI or CT scan.

What are the treatment options?

The line of treatment depends on the level of pain and discomfort you feel and severity of the disease. Most of the patients improve by conservative management which includes medicines and physiotherapy. But in some patient early surgical intervention is beneficial. For example, when a patient is having major progressive weakness due to nerve root compression.

When should you consider spine surgery?

One should think of going for spine surgery if conservative management has not worked and pain remained persistent and disabling.