Spine Problem : A Matter Of Past Now : Dr. Neeraj Jain

Gone are the days when you had to be on bed-rest for months either due to slip disc or spine fracture. Of late technologies in the field of science now make you fit within a day’s time.
Today, either due to lifestyle changes or due to some minor accidents people are suffering from backache, spine fracture and slip disc. But not now as the new treatments have come up, your spine problem can be cured within a day’s time.
New treatment methods
Vertebroplasty, ozone treatment and micro-endoscopic spine surgeries (key hole) are the latest spine treatment techniques. They help cure spine fractures and disc problems.


If a patient suffers from spine fracture then he cannot move even an inch. Earlier when the vertebroplasty was not introduced, the patient suffering from spine fracture could not even go to the toilet.”
Vertebroplasty is Quick-fix treatment for osteoporotic fracture of spine which is the commonest fracture of the body. It is non-surgical procedure where liquid bone cement is injected through a needle in the fractured vertebra. The process takes 15 to 20 minutes and then the patient is absolutely fine. Patient comes on stretcher and goes back walking the same day.”

Mistake often done
The patient suffering from spine fracture should be brought on a stretcher or on a hard surface. It is wrong to carry a patient folded in hands as it further damages the spinal cord resulting even in paralysis.
Ozone injection treatment

Ozone Treatment of Spine

Newer technologies like ozone injection cures patients of slip disc and sciatica, as ozone’s nascent oxygen atom shrinks the disc so taking away pressure from the pain sensitive nerves. It is a non-surgical procedure done under local anaesthesia. The treatment requires rest for not more than a day or two.
In this procedure. a needle is put inside the disc and ozone is passed.
A patient who is suffering from small disc problem gets benefitted from this treatment. People who suffer from large disc size pressing on nerve can go for nucleopasty. It helps making the disc more firm and elastic. And in case the disc has come out of its confines then we see it through a telescope and remove the disc.”
Micro-endoscopic spine surgery / key hole treatment

Micro Endoscopic Spine Surgery

Neck or back pain and sciatica are some of the most common ailments in any age group. From young boys and girls to elderly population, everyone is equally affected. Key hole spine surgeries offers safe, simple and latest solutions to entire spine problems with minimal risks and complications. Micro-endoscopic spine surgeries are a better substitute for conventional open surgeries. In this process, the entire surgery is performed in a lesser time through an endoscopic requiring just half cm incision. There is no blood loss and patient recovers faster and can be discharged even the same day.”
All the above said treatments work best in the initial stages of the spinal fracture or pain.Though they are a little expensive, they free you from the lifelong back pain. 

About Dr. Neeraj Jain

Dr. Neeraj Jain is a Senior Consultant Interventional Spine & Pain Specialist of international repute, represented India in many national and international world congress. Dr Neeraj Jain is an international faculty of Interventional Spine & Pain Super-Speciality. He heads Department of spine & pain medicine at Max superspeciality Hospitals, Shalimar Bagh & Pitampura New Delhi, Sri Balaji Action Medical Institute & Action Cancer Hospital, New Delhi & is Director of Spine & Pain Clinics.
Dr. Neeraj Jain graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College and did his Masters from Delhi University, followed by Senior Residency at AIIMS. He received his training in pain management from AIIMS, John Hopkins, spine clinics, New Jersey & pain centre, Texas, USA, & ISURA at Toronto, Canada. He did his CIPS, Certified Interventional Pain Sonologist from Budapest, Hungary & FIPP, Fellowship in Pain medicine from Cleveland Clinic, USA. For past few years he is training pain doctors from all over the world.

Vinod Kumar

Health Journalist & writer. Editor of monthly health magazine "Health Spectrum."

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