Spinal Stenosis Treatment in India

Hospitals and medical centers in India performing Spinal Stenosis Treatment.
Fortis Vasant Kunj Contact Fortis Vasant Kunj
Private Hospital, New Delhi, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for Cardiac Sciences, Renal Sciences, Diabetology, Pulmonology and Thoracic Sciences and a specialty center for Joint Replacement, Genito-urinary, Cosmetic Surgery and Dental care.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Fortis Vasant Kunj
Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar Contact Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar
Private Hospital, Gurgaon, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar
Nova Medical Center Koramangala Contact Nova Medical Center Koramangala
Medical Center, Bangalore, India
Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Nova Medical Center Koramangala
Global Hospitals Chennai Contact Global Hospitals Chennai
Private Hospital, Chennai, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
The flagship hospital of the Global Hospitals Group, which operates eight hospitals throughout India. The modern 500 bed hospital was opened in 2009, and offers advanced medical and surgical treatment, including organ transplantation, cardiac surgey and neurosurgy.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Global Hospitals Chennai
Fortis Hospital Noida Contact Fortis Hospital Noida
Private Hospital, Noida, India
NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Located near Delhi, Fortis Hospital Noida is a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences with a focus on Cardiac Sciences, Minimally Invasive Surgeries and Oncology.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Fortis Hospital Noida
24 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. A.K Singh
Dr. A.K Singh
Spine , Vascular , Skull base
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Dr. Atampreet Singh
Epilepsy, Neuro Muscular Diseases and Stroke
Fortis Mohali Hospital Contact Fortis Mohali Hospital
Private Hospital, Mohali, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Fortis Mohali Hospital
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
Dr. Virender Kumar Khosla
Dr. Virender Kumar Khosla
Head of Department- Neurosurgery
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Dr. H.S.Maan
Consultant, Neurology
Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City Contact Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City
Private Hospital, Bangalore, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City
3 listed neurosurgeons:view all >
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Dr. Thimappa Hegde
Senior Consultant Neurosurgeon & Director
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Dr. Komal Prasad
Consultant Neurosurgeon and Spine Surgeon
Moolchand Medcity Contact Moolchand Medcity
Trust Hospital, New Delhi, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Moolchand Medcity
Listed neurosurgeons:
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Dr. Jawahar Dhar
Neurosurgery
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Dr. Vikram Singh
Neurosurgery
Sevenhills Hospital Contact Sevenhills Hospital
Private Hospital, Mumbai, India
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Sevenhills Hospital
Listed neurosurgeons:
Dr. Harleen Luther
Dr. Harleen Luther
Consultant in Brain, Spine & Peripheral Nerve Surgeon
Dr. Kishor Chaudhari
Dr. Kishor Chaudhari
Consultant in Neurosurgery
Apollo Hospitals Bangalore Contact Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Private Hospital, Bangalore, India
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   NABH AccreditationNABH Accreditation
Apollo Bangalore is a modern, JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital, capable of treating the most complex medical cases, including neurosurgy, bone marrow transplants, oncology and cardiac surgery. Apollo provides a full range of services for foreign patients.
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Spinal Stenosis is treated at Apollo Hospitals Bangalore
Listed neurosurgeon:
Dr. Vivek Ujjaini
Dr. Vivek Ujjaini
Neuroanesthesia
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About Spinal Stenosis Treatment

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
Many non-surgical options are available for the treatment of spinal stenosis. A combination of medication and physical therapy exercises has proved to be beneficial for patients with mild symptoms. Non-surgical treatments need to be used for a long term to control the symptoms for patients who cannot undergo surgery.

Surgery may be required if the patient needs to be urgently treated for spinal cord compression. The decision to go through surgery should be taken after much consideration and discussion with the doctor. The doctor should explain all the surgical alternatives to the patient. The type of surgery that is needed is dependent on the cause and location of the spinal stenosis.

How is Spinal Stenosis Treated?
There are various options available for the treatment of spinal stenosis. They include:
  • Posture Change
    Patients can try and change their postures, which may relieve some symptoms. For instance, bending the spine forward while walking and drawing the knees up to the chest while lying down may provide relief. These postures create more space for the nerves, and patients find it easier to walk long distance.
  • Medication
    Inflammation may cause severe pressure on the nerves. This can be treated by anti-inflammatory medications that are non-steroidal. Aspirin or ibuprofen may provide relief. Medication can also be used to control pain and reduce muscle spasm. It is best to consult a doctor before taking the medicines, which may also be available over-the-counter. Before using medication, the patient is advised to be aware of any side effects.
  • Injections
    Epidural injections consisting of steroidal medication is applied into the epidural space around precise nerve roots. This helps in reducing swelling and severe pain that spreads into the limbs. The course consists of three injections that need to be taken over a period of many weeks. This may help in reducing the symptoms permanently or temporarily for some weeks or months. However, steroidal injections have some side effects, which include:
    • Severe pain at the injection site
    • High fever
    • Anxiety
    • Increase in weight
    • Insomnia
    • High blood sugar and pressure
    • Decreased immunity to fight against infection
    • Cataracts
    • Stomach ulcers
    • Avascular necrosis
      The doctor should be informed immediately if the following symptoms occur:
    • Loss of control over bladder and bowels
    • Instability of the legs
    • Painful headaches
  • Physical Therapy
    Physical therapy that consists of inactive therapy and exercises help in increasing flexibility, and gaining strength and stamina. Inactive therapy uses application of heat and ice packs, massage, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound. This prepares the patient for physical exercises by reducing pain and relaxing muscles. Physical therapy exercises are usually stretching and other exercises that help in regaining the stability of the spine.
  • Other Exercises
    The patient may consider walking and swimming to exercise all the back muscles. Swimming provides a secure environment and the water supports the patient's weight relieving pressure on the back.
  • Surgery
    Surgery is recommended if all other treatments fail to control the pain and pressure on the nerves.
    There are two major types of surgical methods that are used to treat spinal stenosis - Decompression and Spinal Fusion:

    Decompression
    The tissue that causes pressure on a nerve is removed during decompression. This creates more space for the spinal cord or nerve roots. The following surgical methods are used to perform decompression:
    • Foraminotomy
      This is done if a portion of the disc or osteophyte causes pressure on a nerve that passes through the foramen. The foramen in made larger so that the nerve is not compressed.
    • Laminotomy
      This is done if the lamina causes pressure on a nerve. The opening on the lamina is made larger so that the nerve is not compressed.
    • Laminectomy
      When a laminotomy is inadequate to decompress a nerve, laminectomy needs to be performed. During laminectomy, the entire lamina or a part of it is removed.
    • Indirect Decompression
      Indirect decompression involves relieving pressure on the nerve by spreading the bones apart. To achieve this, devices like inter-body cages and artificial discs are used.
  • Spinal Fusion
    Spinal fusion is also known as stabilization. It permanently fixes two vertebrae together. As a result there is no movement between these bones. Other surgical procedures such as laminectomy etc. are usually done prior to a spinal fusion. A graft is used to join the bones permanently together. If the graft is taken from another body part, commonly from the pelvic bone, it is called an autograft. The graft may also be taken from a bone bank known as allograft. In rare cases, synthetic bone substitutes may also be used. Screws, plates or cages are used to join the vertebrae together so that the bones do not move when they are healing.

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