Many studies show that 25 percent of people suffer from Degenerative Disc Disease without any symptoms and around 60 percent with symptoms. The cervical spine in our neck consists of seven bones called the vertebrae, which are separated by discs packed with a cushioning gel-like matter. Not only the cervical discs stabilize our neck but also allow the smooth movements like from side to side or bend forward to back. But with time and ageing, these inbuilt shock absorbers worn out and can start to deteriorate. The gap between the vertebrae tapers and nerve roots become hollow. This whole process is called as Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease. As this process keeps progressing, the neck loses its elasticity and becomes stiff leading to extreme pain, numbness, or weakness also affecting the shoulder, arm, and hand.
Evaluation or diagnostic tests like X-rays, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), or a Computed Tomography (CT) scan is very helpful in finding out the accurate location of the pain.
How it is treated?
There are many modes of treatment, the first one being medication, which help in reducing the pain and inflammation. If medications do not provide much relief then next in line is physiotherapy that is helpful in reducing the stiffness and ultimately the pain. But there are situations when these traditional modes of treatment are not that fruitful. Then a surgery is recommended.
The most important surgery for Degenerative Disc Disease is referred to as Discectomy in which the surgeon removes the failing disc. Discectomy is quite often followed up by artificial disc replacement, where a metal disc is inserted instead of the disc, which was removed. Discectomy may also be followed by a procedure called Cervical Fusion, where the surgeon implants a small piece of bone in the gap between the vertebrae. As the bone keeps healing, it ultimately fuses with the vertebrae above and under it. Some of the other procedures are Lumbar Laminectomy, Endoscopic Spine Surgery, Vertebroplasty, Foraminotomy, etc.
How much does it cost in India?
India has become a much favoured destination for affordable healthcare; particularly Cervical Spine Disorders treatment in India is much reasonably priced much to the benefit of the international patients. Not many countries stand a chance in front of India when it comes to providing cost effective Cervical Spine treatment. For example, the Spinal Fusion surgery in USA costs about $62,000 whereas in India it costs only $5,500. Thus, such huge cost differences have massively boosted the number medical tourists.
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Success rate of Cervical Spine Surgery in India
India is enormously blessed in the matter of doctors and surgeons. Be it any field, Indian medical professionals, especially the Spine surgeons are some of the most qualified and highly experienced in their respective fields. They are not only experienced at the national level, but also extremely reputed internationally. Their vast knowledge and extensive experience makes them some of the most competent Spine specialists. This obviously results in giving positive outcomes that is high success rates in these intricate spine surgeries.
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