Cervical spondylosis is one of the commonly faced problems by most of the middle aged and elderly population.
Of late, the incidence of cervical spondylosis has increased in young adults as well. Main reasons for “Spondylosis in Young” are occupation and lifestyle related which includes inappropriate posture, smoking, high stress levels etc.
A 30 year young male came to Alexis Multispeciality Hospital with a history of severe persistent right upper limb pain and neck pain for last four months, which hampered his daily routine activities by approximately 70%, forcing him to quit his job for last one month.
On consultation with Dr Aditya Atal, Brain & Spine Surgeon at Alexis, he was diagnosed with spondylosis, a degenerative disorder of spine (Right C6-7 extruded disc in his case).
Dr Atal assessed his clinical and radiological details meticulously and advised him for a disc preserving surgery over conventional spine surgery.
The patient was pain free immediately post surgery and was mobilised on the same day. He was fit for discharge within 72 hours of surgery after a routine check-up.
What is disc preserving surgery?
Most striking advantage of disc preserving surgery is that the normal disc is left untouched and only the degenerated disc fragment is removed.
Not only the normal neck movement is preserved but also the future possibility of acceleration of degenerative changes in spine is prevented.
Disc preserving surgery for cervical spondylosis has got very specific indication and is a technically challenging surgery. To take a call for such surgery requires a level of experience and expertise.
These unique procedures require enormous expertise and exposure with a precision approach for better outcomes.
With his able expertise and experience, the award winning Neuro-Surgeon Dr Aditya Atal performed the surgery with expected outcomes offering a better quality of life to patient.
Dr. Aditya Atal, Brain and Spine Surgeon shares that, “90% cases of spondylosis can be treated without surgery, if required; the right choice of surgery plays an important role for long term prognosis, especially in young patients.”
Dr Tushar Gawad, Director Administration shares that “At Alexis, we always believe in treating our patients with the optimum treatment option by providing highly advanced and easily accessible health care service by the best team of experts”.