Spondylosis is an umbrella term for describing all spine degenerative disorders. It is a type of osteoarthritis of the spine that tends to make spinal structure hard, brittle, and porous, due to which the spinal discs and joints degenerate, causing bone spurs. The bone spurs are the excess bone growth that leads to other problems such as muscle or nerve irritation and pain. In addition, the degeneration and bone spurs hinder the spine’s synchronized movement and affect nerve functioning.
In most cases of spine degeneration, the effects are gradual with no prominent symptoms. But in some complicated cases, the degeneration may speed up, causing adverse consequences. Therefore, our spine doctor recommends seeking early spondylosis treatment in Mumbai to avoid surgery.
The types of spondylosis are determined by the part of the spinal canal it affects.
Alternatively, spondylosis is also called spinal osteoarthritis, which causes wear and tear to the spine. Though senior citizens are prone to this, middle-aged people may also get affected by it. Therefore it is important to be knowledgeable with symptoms and visits to orthopedic doctors for proper diagnosis and spondylosis treatment in Mumbai.
The spine bears the body’s weight, allows movements, and provides an axis for nervous communication with the entire system. But, damage to any part of the spine triggers synchronous chain reactions on nerves, muscles, tendons, and ligaments surrounding the damaged part.
As we age, the body vitals start losing strength. The spinal canal suffers age-related degeneration and becomes brittle. The muscles become rigid and lose their flexibility, they are unable to bear stress forces, exerting more strain on the spine.
As a result, the soft intervertebral discs get compressed, and the vertebral structure lunges. The vertebral compression causes bone collapse, and minor cracks to develop. This usually happens in osteoporosis. In addition, the joint-facet erode due to friction, and bone spurs occur. This condition is called osteoarthritis.
This osteoarthritis-induced spinal degeneration causes spondylosis.
The risk factor for developing spondylosis include:
Age-related spondylosis does not show any symptoms; however, some definite movements can trigger spondylosis and can be recognized with mild pain on repetition of movements. If the pain worsens with repetition of movements, it is a sign of progressing spondylosis. Some other known symptoms of spondylosis are:
Early detection of spondylosis helps doctors understand and analyze the type of spondylosis and therefore refer to a proper spondylosis treatment in Mumbai. Moreover, researchers state that one spine problem may lead to another, creating a complicated case. Some complications caused due to spondylosis are:
Scoliosis: It s characterized by an S-shaped or C-shaped side curvature of the spine. Typically it arises in growing ages among children, but spondylosis can cause degenerative Scoliosis. Researchers suggest degeneration of the facet joints and scoliosis in adults are interlinked.
Most cases of spondylosis produce mild pain and stiffness, which people manage with home remedies such as hot oil massage, physical therapy, improving postures, and exercising. However, if the painful episodes increase, people seek spondylosis treatment. Dr. Raut’s spondylosis treatment in Mumbai is diagnosis-based, and the diagnosis completes with the following:
The doctor concludes and categorizes spondylosis based on the symptoms and diagnostic reports. Most cases are due to age-related degeneration that subsides with home remedies and medications. But if the patient experiences frequent painful episodes of spondylosis that lead to other complications, the doctor may indicate an appropriate surgical solution.
The treatments are as follows:
The doctor will recommend spondylosis treatment in Mumbai when the pain is persistent and not manageable with medications and exercise.
The surgery aims to reduce the spondylosis symptoms, including severe numbness, constricted movement, loss of bladder control, and nerve distension causing complexions such as sciatica and paralysis. Surgery is well-deserved in cases that do not respond to conservative methods and deteriorate further
The diagnostic tests are very helpful in determining the required surgery type. For example, in case of nerve distension, the doctor may trim the bone spurs or cut out the disc prolapse to relieve nerves. Or, in cases of wearing joint facet, the doctor may trim and smoothen the facet to function and move properly. Typically, the doctors use MISS (minimally invasive spine surgery) procedures that require a small incision, lesser blood loss, and minimum recovery time. These surgeries are very effective are a potentially lower risk surgery as compared to full-fledged surgery.
Dr. Saijyot Raut is a spine consultant who is practicing with the most renowned teams of spine surgeons across various hospitals. He and his team are dedicated to serving people with a range of spine problems with adept treatment methods, including medications, therapies, spine-excersises, and surgeries. Our cutting-edge technology and proactive team are proficient in handling nuances of escalated spine issues.
Spine problems usually escalate with delays. So, our doctor recommends early treatment to avoid severe complications.