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Even after months of conservative back therapy your back pain is curtailing the quality of life and preventing you from tending to even the most trivial tasks then meeting with a spine surgeon could be an option for you.

What is Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery?

Also known as MISS, minimally invasive spine surgery is employed by the surgeons to work on the bones of the spine. The regular surgical process for the spine is called open spine surgery and involves large incisions down the back. During the process, the tissues and muscles adjacent and around the spine can be heavily affected – it also takes more time to recover. Whereas MISS uses only small incisions on the back and the muscles around the bones are moved aside by the surgeons to carefully operate the spine without disturbing the tissues.

Through the small incisions made by the surgeons, a small device called Tubular Re-tractor is inserted to create a tunnel straight to the spine. Along with holding a small tube-shaped tunnel, it also pushes away the tissue. Small surgical tools are then used to operate the spine.

Over the past years, the MISS techniques have improved drastically and have helped doctors in India to perform better surgeries while bringing down the recovery to a minimum. Latest nerve monitoring tools, computerized navigation and surgical materials have also diminished the risks that were previously associated with spine surgery.

Benefits of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

  • Small Incisions
  • Less Muscle Disturbance
  • Less Recovery Time
  • Reduced Pain
  • Less Blood Loss
  • Negligible Scarring
  • Better Results than Open Spine Surgery

Top and Most Common Reasons to Get Minimally Invasive Surgery Done in India

Suffering from severe back pain doesn’t necessarily mean the patient needs a surgery. It depends on many factors like the response patient’s back has given to conservative therapies, medicines, and physical therapies. If another treatment has failed to alleviate the back pain, surgeons may advise getting a MISS done. Also, it is also important that spine surgeries should only be opted for when the back problem is serious; pain and issues that can be treated with medicine and therapies should not force you to go into surgery.

Your surgeon will advise Minimally Invasive Surgery for:

  • Infection in the Spine
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Herniated Disc
  • Fractured Vertebra
  • Tumour in Spine
  • Defect in Lower Vertebrae [Spondylolysis]
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Myelopathy
  • Bulging Disc

The causes of Cancer, regardless of the geographical location, can be brought down to the different types of chemicals we eat, breath in, or get in contact with in the form of radiations. DNA mutation and the structure of the genes are also a couple of factors that are found to be causing cancer. But despite the rigorous studies and experiments that have been conducted over the past couple of decades on Cancer and its causes, the least amount of stress is put on the veiled impact that food items have on our body. While we might think we are eating healthy and are avoiding everything that can be cancer causing agents, we are actually consuming the biggest carcinogen food items out there.

Here are some food items we eat every day that have the highest risk of causing Cancer:

1. Charred Meat

Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and aromatic amines are two top cancer-causing factors. They are heavily produced during the grilling process of red meat at extremely high temperatures. Even the WHO has revealed in its recent report released on Cancer in 2016 that Charred Meat and Unprocessed Red Meat are leading causes of cancer, especially in the US and Europe.

2. Popcorn [ Microwaved ]

When the old-fashioned kernel popped popcorns is just a fun movie-time snack, the microwaved version becomes the leading cause of pancreatic, testicular and liver cancer in the world. The microwave popcorn has several carcinogenic agents – the artificial butter flavor that comes after microwaving is also because of those chemicals.

3. Refined Sugar [Genetically Modified]

Oncologists in India have started employing diabetes medication to fight rapidly increasing cancer cells in the patients. Cancer cells multiply at an increased rate when your diet has sugar content. Even brown sugar and corn syrups have carcinogenic agents that are responsible for their unique taste and flavor. Refined sugar spikes the insulin level in the blood and acts as a catalyst for the growth of the cancer cells.

4. Trans Fats

These hydrogenated liquid oils that are turned into solid fats to increase the flavor and maintain the shelf life of food items are a major cause of cancer – they are consumed the most in the subcontinent. PHO [Partially Hydrogenated Oils] are the main source of Trans Fats for the food manufacturing industry in India – these PHOs can be found in fried foods, baked goods, chips, crackers, candies, salad dressings, and even in cereals. So, make sure you check your canned or bagged food for the amount of Trans Fat they have.

Cosmetic dental surgeries are now an affordable option for patients who want to focus on the aesthetics of their facial appearance while improving the functionality of their teeth at the same time. Also known as ‘smile makeovers’, cosmetic dental procedures are a quick-fix for issues like discolored, chipped, misaligned, stained or broken teeth. Cosmetic dental surgeons create a unique treatment plan for the patients in India and put the modern dentistry to work to give them a better smile enriched with confidence.

As we grow older, our teeth experience certain changes that can be caused by the personal habits, weather conditions or at times due to mishaps. As there are various cosmetic dental procedures available in the market, we should always know which ones suit our personal needs and which ones will have the most impact.

Here are some dental procedures that can be a part of your treatment plan:

Cosmetic Dental Implants

Dental Implants are simple tooth replacements that are put in place of the missing tooth. This cosmetic procedure is brought in when the patient wants to replace a missing tooth. Connected with a titanium [metal] screw, the implant is inserted in the jaw and is given time to grow around the metal. The healing time helps the implant to secure its position permanently.

Cosmetic Enamel Shaping

Teeth shaping is arguably the most non-painful dental procedure. During the procedure, the cosmetic surgeon reshapes the broken or misshaped tooth by either filling the enamel or by completely removing some of its parts – this gives the enamel a more ‘shaped’ look.

Cosmetic Bonding

For patients with worn-out, decayed, cracked or broken teeth, composite bonding is a perfect dental procedure. The technique involves putting a durable plastic material with similar texture and coloration as the enamel to restore the appearance. Cosmetic or composite bonding not only covers the damaged part of the tooth but also improves the overall look.

Cosmetic Bonding

Veneers are custom-made shells made from ceramic – they are very difficult to differentiate from the real teeth and are used for treating dental issues like damaged enamel, crooked and discolored teeth, and gaps. A small dental appliance/veneer is bonded to the front of the concerned tooth changing its color, size, and shape.

Cosmetic Bonding

The most popular dental procedure, bleaching is helpful for people who have discolored teeth and want to make them look white. Discoloration could be caused by medication, smoking, drinking, bad oral habits, or hereditary. While teeth whitening can be done at home and at a dental clinic, it is important to consult an expert as the bleaching products generally used during the treatment do not suit everyone and can cause allergies.