Kyphosis Treatment in Hyderabad
Dr. Surya Prakash is an Orthopedic spine surgeon working in the area of spinal surgery, especially in the management of spine deformity. He is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon well trained in minimally invasive techniques in the management of degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders.
Dr. Surya Prakash has a vast experience in treating several spine disorders like disc herniations (slip disc), sciatica, canal stenosis, spinal instability, spondylolisthesis, cervical myelopathy, and radiculopathy. He aims at providing compassionate and comprehensive Kyphosis treatment for the patients suffering from spine problems, that hinders their active life.
Consult Dr. Surya Prakash, best spine surgeon in Hyderabad to correct all forms of spinal deformities.
What is Kyphosis?
Kyphosis is an abnormal rounding of the upper back of the spine. This disorder causes back pain, stiffness, and discomfort throughout your body and can occur at any age, even in teens and kids.
The healthy spine has three curves naturally and ‘S’ shaped in the side view. These natural spine curves help in distributing the body weight and absorb the stress we place on the spine every day. Kyphosis is the condition resulting whenever this spinal curvature become exaggerated and round forward humpback appearance.
The kyphosis condition, depending on the severity, can be managed or treated.
Types Of Kyphosis:
Kyphosis is of 3 types:
- Postural kyphosis: It occurs due to abnormal development of the spine and surrounding muscles.
- Scheuermann’s kyphosis: The exact cause of this form of kyphosis is not known.
- Congenital kyphosis: It occurs due to improper development of womb.
Kyphosis Assessment :
During your initial consultation, spine surgeon Dr. Surya Prakash will examine the patients having signs and symptoms of Kyphosis. He will conduct a thorough physical examination followed by neurological tests to detect reflexes if any.
He will examine the nerve impulses that travel from the spinal cord to extremities. The imaging tests that are used to diagnose Kyphosis include:
- CT Scan
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
- Bone Density tests
- Pulmonary Function Tests
After completion of the complete diagnosis, he will prefer the most effective and least invasive surgical approach to spine surgery based on factors including the patient age, overall health conditions, and the degree of the spinal curvature.
Kyphosis Surgery in Hyderabad
Dr. Surya Prakash is leading surgeon in minimal-access spine surgery to stop the progression of kyphosis, repair fractures, correct deformities, straighten the spine as much as possible, and reduce spinal pressure, pain, and nerve damage.
If the symptoms of kyphosis are too severe, then your doctor may suggest spinal fusion.
Kyphosis surgery is a procedure that involves the implantation of rods and screws that correct the spinal deformity and stabilize the spine in its new position while the spine fuses, or joins, together.
Kyphosis Correction Surgery Needed
- To maintain spinal stability,
- To prevention of further curve progression,
- To decrease the patient’s pain,
- To place the spine in a more natural position
Surgeries to Treat Kyphosis:
Osteotomy: Your spine surgeon cut the part of your bone and allow it to heal to correct the angular deformities. In some instances, spinal instrumentation and fusion are used in combination with an osteotomy to stabilize the spine heal in the new position.
Spinal Instrumentation and Fusion: Your surgeon will create an environment using a bone graft or other biological substances where the spine bones are fused to stabilize the spine during healing. This fusion will restrict the vertebrae movement and restore long term stability.
Balloon Kyphoplasty: Balloon Kyphoplasty is a minimally invasive treatment to treat kyphosis. In this procedure, your surgeon makes an incision to insert a special orthopedic balloon into your compressed vertebrae. Then the balloon is inflated to put your vertebrae in its place. If it creates an additional place in your vertebrae, then it is filled with surgical cement.
Why Dr. Surya Prakash for Kyphosis Treatment in Hyderabad?
- First orthopedic surgeon in the state awarded with the international fellowship of the Scoliosis Research Society (SRS)
- Spine surgeon with specialized training in the surgical management of spinal deformity over a decade.
- He is among the most knowledgeable pediatric spine surgeons in the state
- Spine surgeon dedicated to using evidence-based medical techniques to treat kyphosis
Kyphosis – FAQs
What are the causes of Kyphosis?
Kyphosis occurs when your vertebrae become curved than usual. The following causes are considered to be the primary reasons for the occurrence of Kyphosis:
- Disk degeneration
- Scheuermann’s disease
- Congenital disabilities, Syndromes
- Cancer treatments
Here are a few less common causes of Kyphosis, include:
- Spina bifida
- Polio scoliosis
- Paget disease
- Muscular dystrophy
- Some endocrine diseases
- Connective tissue disorders
When is surgery for Kyphosis recommended?
Surgery for kyphosis is recommended when all other non-surgical treatment failed to provide enough relief. Kyphosis surgery is usually recommended when the person experiences chronic pain or have a degree of curvature that exceeds 75 degrees.
Can Kyphosis be treated without surgery?
Yes, if the degree of curvature is less than 75 degrees. The following are the Kyphosis treatments other than surgery:
- Bed rest
- Prescription or over-the-counter medications
- Physical therapy
- Wearing a special brace
What happens if kyphosis is left untreated?
Kyphosis can lead to excess pressure on the spine, causing pain. An untreated kyphosis may result in certain complications, such as:
- Breathing problem
- Hunch back
- Height loss
How can I prevent kyphosis?
You can prevent kyphosis by:
- Strengthening your back muscles
- Getting required calcium and vitamin D
- Exercising regularly
What are the main goals for abnormal kyphosis surgery?
- To reducing the spinal deformity
- To reduce pain and any neurological symptoms
- To prevent the curve from getting worse
What are the considerations for Kyphosis treatment?
During the consultation, after diagnosis of Kyphosis condition, the surgeon will consider the following factors to treat it. The specific treatment for kyphosis will depend upon where in the spine it exists, its cause, and the severity of the condition and its complications, as well as the health and age of an individual.