The spine is made of bones called vertebraes. The space between two vertebrae is filled with a soft material called disc. There are nerves present in close proximity and there are muscles surrounding the spine. People who have weak back muscles tend to have problems in their spine and suffer from chronic back pain or slip disc problem. People having arthritis and office workers in corporate cities like New Delhi and Gurgaon sitting for long hours also tend to have spinal problems including lower back pain. In general language we call it slip disc pain.
The most common cause of chronic back pain that is seen at our hospital in Mohali, Punjab is compression of the nerve root which is caused when a disc slips out of its position. This can be due to disc protruding out of the vertebral space and impinging on nerve root. This back pain can also be due to bone spurs in the vertebrae causing nerve root compression. Nerves are very sensitive and the slightest compression can cause severe back pain which will radiate into the arms or legs. The pain can be in the cervical spine, thoracic spine or the lumbar spine. In case of slip disc in the cervical spine will radiate the pain from neck into the arms while the slip disc causing compression of the nerve root in the lumbar spine will radiate the pain from lower back into the legs.
The back pain should not be ignored as treatment at an early stage is the best way to approach it as it can help you in avoiding spine surgery. As a first step you should consult a spine specialist or a spine surgeon in India who would do a thorough physical examination alongwith a physiotherapist. The cause of the back pain can be conclusively established with the help of MRI Scan which is the best and most sought after modality by spine specialists for all spine related problems. MRI gives clear picture of the vertebrae, disc and the nerves. In early stages, physical therapy and back strengthening exercise can get you pain relief. However if the nerve is severely compressed or in simple words if the slip disc is major then Discectomy Surgery is to be done. This surgery is in the best interest of the patient as it releases the blood flow to the extremities thereby avoiding paralysis.
In this surgery our spine surgeon will remove a part of the vertebrae or the disc whichever is impinging on the nerve. This will relieve the compression on the nerve and provide instant pain relief. The surgery is simple and is done at our hospital by using high resolution endoscope.
Dr Jaspreet Singh Randhawa is one of the best trained and highly qualified Spine Surgeon for doing Discectomy Surgery at Bahra Hospital. The cost of Discectomy Surgery at Bahra Hospital is Rs. 1.5 - 2.5 lacs depending upon the extent of the surgery. Bahra hospital has the latest microscopes, high resolution endoscopes and highly advanced surgical instruments to perform brain and spine surgeries with high level of precision. The hospital stay is 5-7 days and the patient is called to the hospital for removal of stitches 15 days after the surgery.
If you have an individual health insurance policy then this surgery is covered after a period of 2 years from the date of inception of the policy. However if you are a beneficiary of company given policy then the surgery is covered from day one. Always go through the terms of your health insurance policy like room rent capping and co-payment to avoid any kind of financial shocks later on.
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