Scoliosis and kyphosis treatment procedures and methods commonly depend on your age, how much more you are supposed to grow, the pattern and degree of your spine's curve, the intensity of pain, functional limitation & cosmetic appearance of the spine. Bracing is commonly used to temporarily halt the worsening of the curve.
In certain cases, Vimhans PrimaMed surgeons specialize in using a minimal invasive technique in spine stabilization surgery for ensuring quicker recovery and a short stay at hospital.
To reduce pain and muscle spasm, physicians may prescribe acetaminophen, muscle relaxants, or anti-inflammatory agents. Physical therapy and non-aerobic exercises may also be used to improve flexibility of the trunk muscles. Other non-operative procedures may involve a custom-made brace or corset commonly designed to reduce the pressure on the lower back.
Spine stabilization surgery is done when the spondylolisthesis irritates a nerve leading to the numbness or weakness of the leg or incontinence. The aim of stabilization surgery is to eliminate the pressure on spinal nerves and stabilizing the spine. Spinal fusion and spinal instrumentation are both used during spine stabilization surgery.
For spinal fusion the surgeon uses the patient’s own bone harvested from the pelvis, donor bone is the other option. Spinal instrumentation involves specifically designed implants such as screws, hooks, cages, wires and rods.