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Understanding Common Spinal Diseases and Their Symptoms

The spine serves as the central support structure for the human body, providing stability, flexibility, and protection to the delicate spinal cord. Unfortunately, various spinal diseases can compromise the health and function of this crucial system. Understanding these diseases and their symptoms is essential for early detection, proper diagnosis, and effective management. In this article, we will explore some common spinal diseases and delve into the symptoms that can help identify them.

Common Spinal Diseases

1. Herniated Disc

A herniated disc, also known as a slipped or ruptured disc, occurs when the soft inner core of a vertebral disc protrudes through the tough outer layer. This condition often results from aging, injury, or wear and tear on the spine. Symptoms of a herniated disc may include:

Pain: Depending on the location of the herniation, pain can be localized in the neck, back, or radiate down the arms or legs.

Numbness and Tingling: Pressure on spinal nerves can lead to sensations of numbness, tingling, or a pins-and-needles feeling in the affected areas.

Muscle Weakness: Weakened muscles and difficulty with coordination may occur due to nerve compression.

2. Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease is a natural part of aging where the spinal discs gradually lose their flexibility, shock-absorbing properties, and water content. Common symptoms of degenerative disc disease include:

Pain: Chronic pain in the back or neck, which can become more intense during movement or after prolonged periods of sitting or standing.

Stiffness: Reduced flexibility and range of motion in the spine can lead to stiffness.

Pain Radiation: Pain may radiate to the extremities due to nerve compression.

3. Scoliosis

Scoliosis is a condition characterized by an abnormal curvature of the spine, Symptoms of scoliosis include:

Uneven Shoulders or Hips: One shoulder or hip may appear higher than the other.

Visible Curvature: The spine's curvature might be noticeable when standing upright.

Back Pain: In some cases, scoliosis can lead to back pain, particularly if the curvature is severe.

4. Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal, which can put pressure on the spinal cord and nerves. Symptoms may include:

Pain: Chronic pain in the back or neck that may extend to the arms, legs, or buttocks.

Numbness and Weakness: Nerves being compressed can result in numbness, weakness, or difficulty walking.

Aggravation with Activity: Symptoms often worsen with certain activities that involve standing or walking.

5. Ankylosing Spondylitis

Ankylosing spondylitis is a type of inflammatory arthritis that primarily affects the spine. Symptoms typically emerge in early adulthood and may include:

Stiffness: Gradual onset of stiffness and pain, especially in the lower back and hips, which tends to improve with movement.

Pain: Chronic pain in the spine and pelvis that can vary in intensity.

Reduced Flexibility: Over time, the inflammation can lead to reduced flexibility and even fusion of spinal joints.

Awareness of the symptoms associated with various spinal diseases is vital for prompt diagnosis and appropriate treatment. If you or someone you know is experiencing persistent back or neck pain, numbness, weakness, or other concerning symptoms, seeking medical evaluation and advice is essential. Early intervention can lead to better management of spinal diseases and improved quality of life.

Robotic Spine Surgery

Robotic spine surgery is a surgical procedure performed in the world's leading surgical centers with modern medical technologies. Robotic surgery, usually occurring in the back and waist parts of the spine; It is applied in the treatment of spinal disorders such as kyphosis, scoliosis, canal stenosis, lumbar slip and lumbar hernia surgery. Robotic systems, which enable spine surgeries to be performed with high precision and accuracy, minimize the risks that may occur in the treatment of spinal diseases.

The most important advantage of spine surgeries performed with the robotic system is that the surgical procedure is performed with small incisions and that screws are placed on the vertebrae with high accuracy and precision. The most accurate placement of screws and other implants greatly reduces the most feared risks of spinal surgery, such as vascular-nerve injury and paralysis. Thus, it provides a safer and more successful surgical experience for both patients and surgeons. With all these features, robotic technologies are starting a new era in spine surgery.