If you are suffering from debilitating back pain that is impacting the quality of your life, it is time to seek pain-relieving spine surgery in Iran . Low-cost treatments in well-equipped and well-staffed hospitals have made medical tourism in Iran a popular choice with patients from all over the world.
Spine surgery is increasingly being used to treat chronic back pain. Patients are seeking out surgery for the following conditions:
Nerve impingement due to bulging or ruptured disc.
Degenerative disc disease.
Nerve root syndromes such as sciatica.
Fractured vertebrae and unstable spine due to injury or osteoporosis.
Progressive conditions such as scoliosis, kyphosis, and spondylolisthesis.
If all else fails to relieve you from excruciating pain, you can explore the following options for affordable spine surgery in Tijuana.
Discectomy: An open surgery that removes the ruptured portion of a disc to relieve irritation and inflammation of the impacted nerve.
Vertebroplasty: Used to stabilize fractures; bone cement is injected into the compressed vertebrae.
Spinal Fusion: Spinal fusion permanently links two or more bones in the spine to alleviate pain from degenerated or injured discs besides treating spinal fractures.
Kyphoplasty: Similar to vertebroplasty though more expensive; surgeons insert a balloon-like device to expand compressed vertebrae before bone cement is injected.
Low cost of living, affordable medical services and proximity to the Europe and asia. make iran a beacon of medical help for those who cannot afford expensive yet necessary treatment options.
Patients seeking surgical options for back and neck pain could easily save 60 to 150% in costs if they sought any form of spinal back surgery in Iran.
Your recovery depends on many things, from your overall health to the degree of symptoms you had before surgery to the type of procedure you had done. Spinal fusion joins two discs together. It can take 6 months to a year for your backbone to heal. A laminectomy or discectomy removes a bit of tissue from the spine area. You may get better in 12 weeks. Whichever you had, care for your back after surgery usually follows the same general steps.
If you have a problem that can be physically corrected, such as a herniated disc, spinal stenosis or spondylolisthesis, surgery is an option worth considering – particularly when more conservative treatments fail to relieve your pain. To treat other problems, such as a serious infection or tumor, surgery may be a medical necessity.
Discetomy. Discectomy is removal of part of a disc that is herniated and causing pain or other symptoms. There are two types of discectomy:
Percutaneous, which involves removing a portion of the disc, using a laser or suction device, through a narrow probe placed through a small incision in your back.
Microsurgical, which requires a small incision, usually less than inch long. During this type of discectomy, the surgeon, using a microscope, removes the damaged portion of the disc along with a small portion of the bone covering the spinal canal.
Laminectomy. Laminectomy is a surgery performed to enlarge the spinal column when spinal stenosis (narrowing) causes pressure on the nerve roots. A laminectomy involves removing the lamina, the backside of the spinal canal that forms a roof over the spinal cord. Along with lamina, doctors often remove any bony protrusions, or spurs, which may have formed as a result of osteoarthritis of the spine.
Spinal Fusion. Spinal fusion is a welding process by which two or more vertebrae are fused together for form a single immobile unit. It is used to stop the motion that normally occurs between the vertebrae and, in doing so, relieve pain that is caused or aggravated by movement, such as bending, lifting or twisting, or to stabilize a spine that has been damaged by infections or tumors. It also may be used to stop the progression of a spinal deformity, such as scoliosis, to treat injuries of the vertebrae, or to stabilize vertebrae that become loose due to a defect in the facet joint.
Vertebroplasty and kyphoplasty. These two similar procedures are performed to relieve the pain and, possibly, other problems associated with compression fractures of the vertebrae. Both involve bolstering fractured bone with a cement-like material that is injected into the vertebra or vertebrae through a needle about as big around as a cocktail straw. Although the two procedures are essentially the same, kyphoplasty involves an additional step. Just before injecting the cement material, the doctor places a small balloon-like device into the compressed vertebra and inflates it. The goal of this additional step is to help restore height to the crumbled vertebra, which will reduce deformity.
People with back and neck problems want to get well, get their lives back, and get back to work. Physicians and other spine care providers focus on decreasing pain in an effort to get these people back into their full speed lives again. Usually, appropriate exercise and conservative care is all that is required. Occasionally, surgery may be required to reestablish full function.