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Why ZEALTHDOC?
  • We are one of the leading Neuro/Spine Hospital in India
  • Focused on treating our patients with Care & Love
  • We Follow quality as per the JCI, NABH and NABL standards
  • We are working with the best spine surgeons of India
  • We specialise in Heart bypass surgery, Open heart bypass surgery etc.
  • We specialise in laser spine surgery, lumber spine surgery, lower back pain treatment etc.
  • We work with the best Neuro hospitals in India
  • Unmatched world class amenities & facilities to all our patients
Specialties
  • Spine Disorder
  • Slip Disc
  • Headache
  • Backache
  • Stroke
  • Vertigo

Our Doctors

Dr. Deepak Joshi

( MS, M.Ch (Orthopaedics), FISS (Harvard) )

Dr. Deepak Joshi is a dedicated Spine Surgeon and specializes in treating problems and ailments arising from spine, both are adults and children. Prior to joining Fortis Hospital Mohali, Dr. Joshi was working at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Boston, USA. MGH is currently ranked as the No.1 hospital in United States and is affiliated to world renowned Harvard University. Dr. Joshi completed his M.B.B.S from AIIMS, New Delhi and did his M.S. Orthopaedics from Mumbai University. Dr. Joshi completed one year of Adult Spine Fellowship at University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB), USA and then completed one year in Adult and Pediatric Spine at MGH, Harvard University, Boston, USA. Dr. Joshi believes in delivering world class spine care, which is both safe and predictable. His motto is to bring ‘dignity in sickness’ to his patients and their families. He has a total experience of more than 10 years.

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Cervical Surgery In India

About 2.5 lakh to 5 lakh people in the world suffer from one or the other kind of spinal cord injury annually. Be it from trauma, disease, or degeneration, spinal cord injuries are more likely to kill a patient than other equally or more dangerous situations with lower success rates, mostly in the low or middle-income parts of the world.

However, not only are these diseases preventable, some of them can be dealt with by administering simple conservative treatments. Consider cervical disc disease for instance. More than 90% of people who suffer from the pain of cervical disc disease get better over time with the help of medicines or other non-invasive treatments. Surgery steps in when the drugs or the first ministrations fail to produce satisfactory results.

What Is Cervical Disc Disease?

Your vertebrae, or what you might familiarise with as neck bones, have cushions or discs in between them. Say, one of these discs gets damaged. The cause could be as common as arthritis or as mysterious as some unknown condition. This functional loss of the disc between your neck bones can lead to inflammation or muscle spasm.

A cervical disc damage can result in neck pain that can range from mild to severe. There is also a chance of your cervical nerve roots being pressurised which can in return cause a combination of pain and numbness in your arms. While the initial treatment involves medicines, surgery is considered in case the pain keeps worsening, or the drugs show no effect at all.

Treating Cervical Disc Disease Via Surgery

Your damaged disc can cause many kinds of problems. It could be pressing on your spinal cord. Or it could be pinching a nerve. Surgery removes this spoiled disc. Depending on the location and the condition of the disc, your doctors will suggest discectomy or microdiscectomy.

After the removing process is over, the question remains whether to fill the space left behind with an artificial disc or perform fusion to close the gap. Either of these procedures is necessary because the removal of a disc can reduce the height of the spine, and it is critical to restore the original height of the spine.

Opting for Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery has various FDA-approved options for discs from which you can choose one.
  • Replacement of discs, research has shown, can remove arm pain and neck pain just as effectively as cervical fusion would.
  • Recovery is quick.
  • There is a chance of blood loss and the process itself takes up a long time.
Treating Your Cervical Injury with Us

When it comes to your spine, taking absolutely no chances is the best way to go about it. The hospital you choose, the experts you decide to trust your life with, the technical facilities and the level of solutions that an institution can offer you- these are a few of many factors that you must consider before a spinal treatment can be scheduled.

We assure you one of the best kind of spinal services in all of India. As our reputation in the market as well as the feedback from our past clients indicates, your condition becomes our priority as soon as you step into our premises. The objectives of our services are modelled keeping in mind the nature of our patients, and the level of treatment each one of them requires.

  • State of the art technological solutions for spinal injuries.
  • A team of experts on spinal injuries, cervical surgery, and medical assistants.
  • Convenient facilities for patients.
  • After-surgery follow up and post-op care depending on every patient and condition.
The Hospitals for Surgery

We make sure that the list of medical care centres we suggest to you fall in the creamy layer and have all the services that you expect from a high-end medical assistance. We update our preferences as per the latest technological needs of the time, and the suggestions are made as per the requirements of each of our customers. Also, with us, you can rest assured that a strict follow up will be made up until your treatments get cleared so that you can experience a carefree recovery possible.

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FAQ's
What are the symptoms of a back injury?

Back injuries tend to peak between the ages of 35 and 45 in people who are still active but less fit. The injury can manifest itself in a variety of ways, and most often affects the lower back. A back problem can present as a dull ache or an excruciating stab, shooting pain or tenderness to the touch. There may be stiffness and pain in the lower back, or a person may experience pain and/or numbness radiating from the back, down into the legs.

What should I do when my back hurts?

Avoid activities that could aggravate your back further. While your inclination may be to take to your bed, however, the latest research indicates that continuing to be active can enhance recovery from back pain. Bed rest and inactivity for more than one or two days may actually be harmful, because you lose strength, flexibility and endurance.

When should I see a doctor about the pain?

If your pain doesn't subside in four or five days after following the recommendations above, you should call your physician. Also, call your doctor immediately if you have pain radiating down a leg, difficulty using limbs or raising toes, weakness in the ankle, inability to stand straight, loss of bladder or bowel control, leg numbness or tingling, loss of male erectile function, or pain accompanied by an infection and high fever. While rare, back pain can be a sign of other, more serious conditions, so pain that is not improving should be brought to the attention of a physician.

Will I need to undergo tests?

Your physician may be able to diagnose the cause of your pain simply by taking a careful medical history and performing a thorough physical exam. The physician may ask questions about your lifestyle and occupation, assess your movement patterns and posture, and determine what you were doing when the pain originated. For acute back pain, X-rays and diagnostic studies are not often helpful unless a serious accident or neurological problem has occurred. If a disc injury is suspected, your physician may order a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) test if your pain is not improving as expected.

What kind of treatment is available for back pain?

With treatment of acute pain, you should notice some improvement after two weeks. If not, modify your treatment plan or consider another therapy. After four weeks without progress, diagnostic tests may be indicated. Keep in mind that back injuries require dedicated time and effort to fully heal. With proper care and patience, most people will recover. The key to successful treatment is good communication between the patient, the physician, the therapist, and any consultants who are involved.

Will the pain come back?

If you simply ride out the pain and do not change the bad habits that led to the injury, the problem is likely to come back. Prevention is the cornerstone of back care, because once you've had a back problem, you're four times as likely to experience future back difficulties.

How can I prevent another back injury?

Learn to travel safely. Bow your knees when lifting, never your waist or back. Also, hold objects close to your waist, and pivot, rather than twist, when moving. Step closer or use a stool instead of reaching away from your body. If you're performing a task that requires repetitive motion, take breaks at appropriate intervals.
Assess your work place in terms of tasks performed and your work station. Your chair should have good lower back support if you’re sitting a lot. Always stretch and shift positions if you're sitting or standing all day. Set up your work station phone, computer, files, etc. so movements are minimized from your head, neck, arms and shoulders. You shouldn't have to hunch forward to your work surface.

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