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Back pain is second only to headache as the most common cause of pain. Spine injuries can also result in severe pain in your legs, arms and neck. If you have any of these symptoms, you could consult Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre & his team - who are Specialist Surgeons for Spine Treatment in Bangalore.
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Spine Treatment in Bangalore

Spine injuries can occur due to various conditions. Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre & his team have 18 years of experience in treating patients in UK & India and is considered as a specialist in providing spine treatment in Bangalore. With the advancement in technology, most of the spine conditions can now be treated with minimally invasive techniques.

Shoulder Anatomy

Spine Anatomy
Your backbone, or spine, is made up of several bones, called vertebrae, and the fibrous tissue cushions between them, called intervertebral discs. The spine protects your spinal cord and allows you to stand and bend. Bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves all work together to balance the weight of your body.

However, A number of problems can change the structure of the spine or damage the vertebrae and surrounding tissue. upsetting this fragile balance and making movement painful. In the below section common spine injuries are listed for your reference.
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Common Spine Injuries

Arthritis & Osteoarthritis

Spinal arthritis – also called degenerative joint disease – is the breakdown of the cartilage between the facet joints in the spine, leading to low back pain and/or leg pain.

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Herniated Disc

A herniated disc occurs when the inner gel in the disc leaks out and puts pressure upon a spinal nerve, often leading to leg pain or arm pain.

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Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disk disease is when your spinal disks wear down. Spinal disks are rubbery cushions between your vertebrae (bones in your spinal column). They act as shock absorbers and help you move, bend and twist comfortably. Everyone’s spinal disks degenerate over time and is a normal part of aging. When the cushions wear away, the bones can start to rub together. This contact can cause pain and other problems.

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Osteoporosis & Spinal Fractures

Most fractures in the spine are caused by osteoporosis, which is a condition in which bones lose structural integrity.

As we get older, our bones get thinner and our bone strength decreases. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become very weak and more likely to break. It often develops unnoticed over many years, with no symptoms or discomfort until a bone breaks.

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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is a condition in which parts of the spine narrows and can lead to compression of a spinal nerve or the spinal cord in the neck.

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Cervical Spondylosis

Cervical spondylosis is a general term for age-related wear and tear affecting the spinal disks in your neck. Cervical spondylosis is very common and worsens with age. In many cases, it is treated by non-surgical methods.

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Spondylolisthesis

Spondylolisthesis is a spinal condition that causes lower back pain. It occurs when one of your vertebrae, the bones of your spine, slips out of place onto the vertebra below it. Most of the time, nonsurgical treatment can relieve symptoms. Surgery is an option for severe cases.

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Scoliosis

Scoliosis is commonly called curvature of the spine. The spine is usually straight. In scoliosis the spine is curved sideways in either an S or C shape. It is common in the period when children grow quickly in late childhood and early adolescence.

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Sciatica

Sciatica is the name given to pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. Anything that irritates this nerve can cause pain, ranging from mild to severe. Sciatica is usually caused by a compressed nerve in the lower spine.

Sciatic nerve is the longest and widest nerve in the human body. It runs from the lower back, through the buttocks, and down the legs, ending just below the knee.

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Spinal Tumors

A spinal tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue within or surrounding the spinal cord and/or spinal column.

Spinal tumors can be benign (non-cancerous) or malignant (cancerous). Primary tumors originate in the spine or spinal cord, and metastatic or secondary tumors result from cancer spreading from another site to the spine.

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Symptoms of Spine Injury

A broad generic symptoms of spinal conditions are listed below.

  • Back or neck pain that can be sharp and stabbing, dull and aching, or burning
  • Pain radiating in the arms or legs
  • Muscle spasms and tightness in the lower back, pelvis, and hips
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the arms or legs or both
  • Trouble with gripping or lifting objects
You could book an appointment with Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre - who is a Specialist Shoulder Treatment Surgeon in Bangalore.
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Diagnosis of Spine Injury

During your first visit, Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre will talk to you about your symptoms and medical history. During the physical examination, he will test your ability to stand and walk, examine your spine’s range of motion, etc. Depending on injury or condition, he may prescribe the below tests to determine the source of your pain and the best treatment plan.

  • X-rays
  • Computed tomography (CT)
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Myelogram
  • EMG (electromyogram)
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Spine Injury Treatment

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre's first course of action is non-surgical options like physiotherapy, medication, injections, etc.  Surgical Options include : 
Arthroscopic surgery: Many injuries such as rotator cuff tears and ACL joint injuries can be treated through arthroscopic surgery. A small incision is made and a tiny camera is inserted into the surgical site to guide surgeons through the procedure. Small surgical instruments are then inserted through the incision to perform the surgery.
Open surgery: In more severe cases, or for some older patients, open surgery can provide the best results. 
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Your Trusted Spine Specialist Surgeon in Bangalore

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre

MBBS MRCS FRCS (Ortho) CCT (UK)
If you have a chronic neck/back/leg/arm pain affecting your lifestyle, I encourage you to consult an Orthopedic Surgeon and explore options for your treatment.

My team and me are specialist in Spine Treatment in Bangalore. We work closely with each patient to choose the treatment plan that will alleviate pain, restore function, and result in the best possible long-term outcomes.

When surgery is necessary, we use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.

If you have any query or doubts, please feel free to contact me. Wishing You A Healthy Life.

Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre

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Dr. Deepak G Shivarathre is consulting at two different locations in Bengaluru. Choose the one nearest to your home as per your convenience. You can either call our reception to book your appointment or WhatsApp us and our team will get back to you.
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#62, Richmond Road, Mother Teresa Rd, 
Behind Sacred Heart Church, Bengaluru - 560025
Timings : 10 AM to 4 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
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#52/1 1, 10th Main Rd, 
Malleswaram, Bengaluru - 560055
Timings : 5:30 PM to 8 PM
(Monday to Saturday)
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