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Spine Problem

What Is Spine Problem?

Spine problems refer to diseases or injuries which affect the spine. Sometimes, spinal problems are also a result of medical conditions like spinal stenosis which mostly occurs in the lower back and the neck. People with spine problems may or may not experience pain and other symptoms. 

However, prolonging the treatment can make symptoms worse over time. In some cases, the pain can become so unbearable that it hinders with daily activities. In case you are experiencing spinal problems, get in touch with an orthopedic doctor for early diagnosis and timely treatment. 


What are the Different Types of Spine Problems?

Doctors classify spinal problems into five regions depending on the area they affect - 

  • Sacrum
  • Coccyx
  • Cervical spine
  • Thoracic spine
  • Lumbar spine


What are the Symptoms of Spine Problems?

Spine Problems symptoms vary from one patient to another depending on the intensity and what causes them. Some symptoms can be slow and gradual which may go unnoticed or can be intense and cause unbearable pain. Common spine problems symptoms include - 

  • Back and neck aches
  • Numbness around the spine area
  • Tingling Sensation
  • Pain in the legs, arms, or both


When to see a Doctor for Spine Problems Treatment?

Get in touch with the doctor for your back and spinal problems when the pain becomes so unbearable that it hinders your everyday work. Consult an orthopedics doctor in case your symptoms do not improve or get worse with time. In can of any injury or trauma, emergency treatment becomes imperative.


What Causes Spine Problems?

Spine problems can occur due to numerous reasons including an accident, trauma, or a medical condition. Depending on the region, the spinal problem can occur as a result of genetics, aging, accidents, injuries, etc. Apart from that, there are several risk factors which can contribute to the spine problem causes - 

  • Obesity
  • Poor posture
  • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Medical conditions like spinal stenosis, herniated disk, scoliosis, etc. 


How Are Spine Problems Diagnosed?

Spine problems are diagnosed using imaging tests and scans which leverage 3D images to pinpoint the area of discomfort. The doctor may begin by conducting a physical examination along with examining your medical history report. Additionally, the doctor may recommend several tests to confirm the spine problem. Spine problem diagnosis includes tests like - 

  • CT Scan
  • X-rays
  • MRI Scans

What are Treatment Methods for Spine Problems?

Spine problem treatment aims at managing the symptoms and treating the spine for improved functionality. The doctor may recommend surgery as well as non-surgical methods depending on the severity of the condition. In case of mild to moderate symptoms, spine problem treatment includes Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antidepressants, anti-seizure drugs, opioids, etc. These medicines can provide short-term relief from pain and discomfort and allow the patient to carry out their daily activities. 

In case of severe symptoms which are immune to medications, the doctor may recommend long-term therapy or surgical intervention to improve or restore the spinal function. Physical therapy can help build endurance, and strength, improve balance and maintain flexibility. Some patients may also be given steroid shots to reduce inflammation and relieve pain. In extreme cases, laminectomy, needle procedure for thickened ligaments, etc. can be done for long-term health benefits. 

Why Choose CMRI for Spine Problems Treatment in Kolkata?

The Calcutta Medical Research Institute (CMRI) is one of the largest multispecialty hospitals in Kolkata. Our hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology which has revolutionized the healthcare industry for the best surgical outcomes. 

In addition, our hospital has several eminent physicians, surgeons, and healthcare providers of national and international repute for comprehensive and personalized treatment. CMRI provides patient-centric care and empathy from internationally trained nurses to ensure holistic care for patients seeking spine problem treatment in Kolkata. Here are a few advantages of choosing CMRI for your spine problem treatment -


  • Highly qualified and experienced surgeons
  • 440-bed capacity along with cutting-edge technology and the latest medical equipment
  • Hygienic and patient-friendly infrastructure
  • Screening and diagnosis
  • Transparent Pricing Structure for cost-effective treatment
  • Patient-centric high-quality care for a high success rate
  • Pain management and palliative care
  • Complete and coordinated care for patients with all types of cancers.


Get in touch with our expert doctors at CMRI, Kolkata for complete spine problems treatment.



What are cervical spine problems?

Cervical spondylosis refers to the shortening of the disk height which can occur in any part of the spine. The condition causes pinched nerves which cause the nerves to get compressed. Treatment options commonly include exercise, medicines, physical therapy, and surgical intervention.

Can cervical spine problems cause fatigue?

Some patients with cervical spine problems in the upper neck can affect the function of the brain stem. This results in chronic fatigue syndrome which usually leads to a feeling of tiredness and fatigue.

Are there any possible complications of Spine problems?

Prolonging the treatment can increase the risk of spine problems. Possible complications of spine problems may be associated with - 

  • Bladder issues
  • Bowel control 
  • Pressure injuries
  • Circulatory problems
  • Overall sexual health
  • Pain & Depression

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