Cervical Myelopathy Treatment in Hyderabad
Dr Surya Prakash Rao Voleti is a specialized spine surgeon possessing over 15 years of experience in the area of spine and reconstructive surgeries. He is one of the few recommended spine surgeons amongst the orthopaedic fraternity in the state of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh.
Being one among the most recommended spine surgeons, Dr Surya Prakash always treats the patients with utmost care and comfort. Patient satisfaction and safety are his priorities. He employs advanced surgical techniques for treating all the patients diagnosed with Cervical Myelopathy.
He is a dedicated orthopaedic doctor working in the field of spine surgery, particularly in the management of spinal deformity. Request an Appointment to treat your Cervical Myelopathy surgically.
Understanding Cervical Myelopathy
Cervical Myelopathy is a degenerative spine disorder that is caused due to severe compression in the spinal cord. It mostly results from conditions such as trauma, congenital stenosis, degenerative disease or disc herniation, central disc herniations, arthritis or spondylosis. It causes pain, weakness and disability in the spine and arms.
Cervical Myelopathy is term defining the wear and tear, which makes your spinal disks dehydrate and shrink in your neck. It mostly appears with no symptoms, but when they do appear, the non-surgical treatments can be helpful.
Causes of Cervical Myelopathy
- Dehydrated disks
- Herniated disks
- Bone spurs
- Stiff ligaments
- Lot of overhead work
- Previous neck injuries
- Awkward positioning
- Repetitive neck motions
Symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy
The most common symptoms of Cervical Myelopathy, include:
- Distal weakness
- Clumsy or weak hands
- Pain in shoulder or arms
- Unsteady or awkward gait
- Increased reflexes in both the extremities
- Decreased ROM in the cervical spine
- Numbness and paresthesia in one or both hands
Cervical Myelopathy Diagnosis
During diagnosis, Dr Surya Prakash will observe your signs, and conduct a thorough physical examination to assess your spine condition. He may also order a few imaging tests such as an MRI scan, an X-ray or a CT myelogram to evaluate your overall muscle strength and reflexes.
Cervical Myelopathy Treatment
Dr Surya Prakash first recommends the non-surgical treatment options for treating cervical myelopathy. When these treatments couldn’t provide enough relief, he will recommend the spine decompression surgery. However, the non-surgical treatments only aim at relieving the symptoms but do not eliminate the underlying cause.
Non-Surgical Treatments For Cervical Myelopathy:
Non-surgical treatment for cervical myelopathy focuses on relieving the symptoms, but not on eliminating the underlying cause. These treatments are not effective because the non-removal of decompression can lead to irreversible changes.
Surgical treatments For Cervical Myelopathy:
Dr Surya Prakash recommends spinal decompression surgery as a treatment for cervical myelopathy. It helps relieve pressure on the spinal cord, as it involves the removal of bone spurs or herniated discs, which are known to be the leading cause of cervical myelopathy. It can be performed using two methods:
1. Spine Decompression Without Fusion or Laminoplasty:
Laminoplasty is a surgical procedure in which your surgeon makes an incision to the spinal canal and inserts the metal plates or bone spacers into the lamina.
2. Spine Decompression With Fusion:
Spine decompression surgery can be done either on an anterior portion or posterior portion of the neck. In this procedure, the pressure from the spinal cord is removed along with the lamina and other tissues affecting the stability of the spine. After removing the tissues, all the affected portions of the spine will be fused together.
Why Choose Dr Surya Prakash for Cervical Myelopathy Treatment in Hyderabad?
- World-class expertise in treating patients with myelopathy
- A surgeon trained from recognized institutes
- Use of minimally invasive techniques
- International standards for treating pain and inflammation
- A tailored treatment plan for each patient
- Excellent quality of care
- Use of cutting edge technology
- Proper hygiene standards
- Best follow-up care
Cervical Myelopathy Treatment in Hyderabad FAQs
What Are The Chances of Having Paralysis after a Spine Decompression Surgery?
Paralysis following the spine decompression surgery usually occurs when the nerves in the spinal cord are handled recklessly. The chance of having a paralysis after a spine decompression surgery is rare when performed by well trained and experienced spine surgeon like Surya Prakash.
Will I Have a Spine Decompression With Fusion or Laminoplasty?
Once the diagnosis is confirmed, he will determine the most appropriate treatment option depending on the cause behind cervical myelopathy.
Can I Take Second Opinions?
Yes, you can opt for second opinions. However, taking multiple opinions may confuse and mislead you.
What Are The Other Treatments Available?
The treatments available other than surgery include:
- Certain injections