At King’s College Hospital Dubai we treat an extensive range of spinal problems using the recommended management for the different types of spinal conditions, like conservative treatment, including pain management and physiotherapy-rehabilitation, and, whenever required, the most advanced surgical techniques and equipment. According to the case, we may use minimally invasive spinal surgeries (MISS), microsurgery, spinal fusion, arthroplasty (motion preservation techniques), spinal neuronavigation and O-arm for 3D image acquisition during the surgical procedure. We offer our patients a personalised and evidence-based treatment plan and rehabilitation programme to help them recover as quickly as possible.
Main spinal problem treatment and spinal surgery conducted at King’s College Hospital Dubai for adults and children:
Disc Diseases / Degenerative Disc Diseases affecting the cervical,
Thoracolumbar, sacral and coccygeal region, causing pain at the neck, arms, mid, lower back and leg (sciatic pain), also at the “tail-bone” (coccyx)
- Spinal stenosis
- Spinal deformity, including scoliosis and hyperkyphosis, and spinal malformations;
- Spinal trauma with associated fracture, instability and/or dislocation of the spine (anterior and/or posterior decompression and fixation);
- Percutaneous kyphoplasty and spinal biopsy;
- Spinal tumours and cysts
- Spinal infections
We use a range of conventional, mini-open, minimally invasive spinal surgeries, microsurgery, spinal fusion, and arthroplasty techniques, spinal neuronavigation and O-arm for 3D intraoperative image acquisition.
Damage to the small network of nerves and cells that transmits and receives messages from the brain to the rest of the body is known as a spinal cord injury (SCI). SCI can result through damage to the vertebrae and surrounding tissue as well as direct injury to the spinal cord itself. Below the injury site, this damage may lead to temporary or chronic alterations in movement, strength, sensation, and bodily functions.
Usually, a spinal cord injury’s warning signs and symptoms are immediately noticeable. However, some indicators might not become apparent for a few days or even weeks after the injury, depending on how severe it was. Signs of spinal cord damage include: head, neck or back pain, paralysis, poor bowel or urine control, numbness, inability to remove lungs’ or throat’s phlegm, difficulty walking or standing, breathing that is labored and severe muscle spasms.
Two categories of spinal injuries, complete and incomplete, account for the majority of cases. The spinal cord can still transmit certain signals to and from the brain to the rest of the body in the case of an incomplete injury. Whereas, a complete injury means there is no voluntary movement or nerve connection below the location of the injury.
Sad to say, the spinal cord injuries do not have a known cure. However, scientists are constantly developing new solutions, such as prosthetics and medicines that may aid in the regeneration of damaged nerve cells or enhance the performance of the remaining nerves. A corticosteroid injection administered 8 hours following the injury may be helpful for spinal cord injury. It should help minimize inflammation, enhance blood flow, and maintain neuronal activity.
The general health of those who have survived spinal cord injuries can be improved by massages. The degree of force or pressure used during a deep tissue massage may unfortunately represent a risk. Deep tissue massage can worsen pain, cause bruising, and harm nerves. Anyone with a SCI should openly discuss receiving a deep tissue massage with their doctor before scheduling one because SCI survivors frequently struggle with nerve damage and are more susceptible to blood clots.
Well, not all SCI victims experience paralysis that lasts a lifetime. Paralysis is contingent on a number of variables, including the extent of the damage to the spinal cord, what is constricting the spinal cord and how quickly you receive immediate medical attention.
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