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In the spine surgery the bone used for procedure is usually taken from another bone in the body, most often from the hip. This does not damage the hip and makes the fusion more stable. If needed, a small surgery on the hip will be performed at the same time as the spine surgery. The outcome of the spinal neurology at BMR Hospital, Guntur will be satisfactory and will give a best treatment for healthy life to the patient. This will prove to be a rebirth for spinal neurology patients in AndhraPradesh & Telangana.
The spinal cord is a collection of nerves that travels from the bottom of the brain down your back. There are 31 pairs of nerves that leave the spinal cord and go to your arms, legs, chest and abdomen. These nerves allow your brain to give commands to your muscles and cause movements of your arms and legs.
Although the hard bones of the spinal column protect the soft tissues of the spinal cord, vertebrae can still be broken or dislocated in a variety of ways and cause traumatic injury to the spinal cord. Injuries can occur at any level of the spinal cord. The segment of the cord that is injured, and the severity of the injury, will determine which body functions are compromised or lost. Because the spinal cord acts as the main information pathway between the brain and the rest of the body, a spinal cord injury can have significant physiological consequences.
Sometimes a disc, the cushion that separates your vertebrae, can slip out of place, press on a spinal nerve, and cause back pain. In a discectomy, the surgeon removes all or part of the disk. A surgeon removes the damaged spinal disc and inserts an artificial one between your vertebrae. After disc replacement surgery patient can bend or move their spine. Recovery time may be shorter than for a spinal fusion, too.
Quadriplegia: Quadraplegia occurs in case of any kind of physical trauma that crushes and compresses the vertebrae in the neck. This type of spine injury can cause irreversible damage at the cervical level of the spinal cord and below. This type of spinal cord injury may even cause paralysis of most of the body including the arms and legs.
Paraplegia: Paraplegia occurs mostly in cases of car or bike accidents. In this type of spine injury the middle back i.e. thoracic or lumbar spine gets affected and may cause paralysis of the legs.
Surgery to stabilize the spine can be performed from the back of the spine, called posterior spine surgery, or from the front of the spine, called anterior spine surgery. In some cases, both approaches may be needed, usually in two separate operations. A fusion procedure involves attaching metal screws, plates or other devices to the bones of the spine to keep them properly aligned. This is usually done when two or more of the spinal bones, also called vertebrae have been injured. Small pieces of bone may also be attached to the injured bones to help them fuse into one solid piece.