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Specialized Surgical options for Degenerative Disc Disease available in India at affordable prices

Specialized Surgical options for Degenerative Disc Disease available in India at affordable prices

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With the latest technology and the best of the doctors, India now boasts of providing latest in specialized services like spinal surgery for degenerative disc disease at very affordable prices

With the latest technology and the best of the doctors, India now boasts of providing latest in specialized services like spinal surgery for degenerative disc disease at very affordable prices

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Specialized Surgical options for Degenerative Disc Disease available in India at affordable prices

Degenerative Disc Disease is one of the most common spine disorders associated with ageing. It involves the intervertebral discs and mainly affects either the cervical or the lumbar region of the spine. The spine is made up of number of vertebral bones stacked one on top of the other. In between the vertebrae are discs which lend mobility to the spine and act as shock absorbers. On the back side, there are two small joints at each level - called facet joints. This type of structure allows one to bend and rotate in different directions. When the discs wear out due to ageing, the spine at that particular level does not function normally and the back becomes painful. The degeneration of disc leads to a condition called Degenerative Disc Disease. It is mainly characterized by chronic low back pain though the symptoms vary from patient to patient. Pain radiating to buttocks or thighs, tingling and weakness through the knees may be the other symptoms seen in some patients. Whereas large majority of such patients can be treated with painkillers, braces, physical therapy, small percentage of such patients do not respond to non-operative treatment and need surgery. The two surgical options in such conditions are Spinal Fusion and Disc Replacement In spinal fusion surgery, the disc (which is a soft material between two vertebrae) is removed and the space is packed with bone graft. In due course of time, the bone creates a solid bony bridge across the two vertebrae. By doing away with movement, previously painful segment is made pain free. However, the disadvantage of this procedure is that not only does this takes away normal movements of spine at that particular level but also ultimately leads to degeneration of higher level of spine which were uninvolved earlier on. This thus leads to pain in uninvolved segment over the course of time. Modern innovative operative treatment for Degenerative Disc Disease is - Disc Replacement. After removing the disc, it is replaced by an artificial disc which thus restores movements in that particular segment and also does not make higher motion segment of vertebral column painful in the longer run. The Artificial Disc is an alternative to spinal fusion for patients who have one or two degenerated, painful discs usually between L4/L5 and L5/S1. With the latest and the most advanced technology and with doctors trained in the best of medical schools, India now boasts of providing specialized spinal surgeries to both its domestic as well as the international patients from across the globe at very affordable prices. Besides this, India offers traditional treatments like Ayurveda Therapies and much more, practically covering every aspect of medicine combining modern treatments with traditional experience. For more information about Degenerative Disc Disease, visit http://indicure.com/spine_surgery.html or mail at

http://www.indicure.com/contactus_php.php

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