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Nanavati Institute of Spine Surgery

Pain in the back/neck affects all individuals at least once in their lifetime. Of which, 20-30% of the times the main cause for the pain is due to some spinal problem.


Various spinal diseases can affect at any age. Some of the commonly seen spinal problems are:


  • Prolapsed Disc (Slip Disc)
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Spondylosis & Spondylolisthesis
  • Tuberculosis of the Spine
  • Spinal Deformity (Scoliosis or Kyphosis)
  • Osteoporosis


Any pressure on the nerves leading to compression causes various complaints like back/neck pain & arm/leg pain. The pressure on the nerves can be due to a slipped disc, spondylosis, ligament or bony growth.


Spine Surgeon and Spine Treatment


A spine surgeon is the best person qualified to address a spine problem, diagnosis is done be clinical examination and various tests like MRI, CT Scan, X-Ray, and some nerve and blood tests.


About 85% of the spinal problems can be treated conservatively by physiotherapy, rehabilitation, injections and proper ergonomic training which again a spine surgeon with a trained physiotherapist can advise.


Spine Surgery


It is important to remember that everyone having backache do not require a spine surgery.Surgery may be recommended in…


  • Patients who develop weakness in their hands or legs due to a spinal problem
  • Patients who are having severe pain which is not relieved by pain killers and rest
  • Patients with chronic problems not relieved by any rest or physiotherapy for a long duration
  • Obese patients unable to do any exercise due to obesity and spinal problems


Earlier, spinal surgeries were considered an extensive surgery, with a huge scar, extended post-operative stay and bed rest and significant post-operative pain & sometimes disability. However, there has been tremendous change in the way spine surgery in done nowadays where Minimally Invasive techniques are used to treatment the underlying concern.


Nanavati Institute of Spine Surgery involves small incision, with less muscle destruction and lesser blood loss. Long microscopes and other instruments give a better view of the operating field, reducing the chances of the complications. Hence post-operatively pain is reduced. Thus, the patient is mobilised soon after the surgery, and is discharged sooner in comparison to the patent treated with traditional mode of open surgery.


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