Understanding
your spine

Your spine is made up of 4 parts: Bones, Discs,
Nerves & Soft Tissue (Muscle).

Spine can be regenerated

Which part of the spine can be regenerated?

The body cannot build a new bone. The spine has 33 vertebrae and it can not build a new one at any stage.

The body cannot generate or build a new nerve in the spine.

The spine has 23 discs and the body cannot regenerate a new disc at any age.

Soft tissue (muscle tissue) is the only tissue in your spine that you can regenerate and build at any age.

Tips for your spine

Everyday health tips for your spine

Does excess weight cause
Back Pain?

“People with higher body mass index are at greater risk to experience chronic back pain.”

Excess body weight can interfere with your health in plenty of ways. It increases the risk of heart diseases, lowers the life expectancy and brings in a whole lot of health issues for the patient.

It’s highly likely that your back pain is caused due to higher body weight. Even the stats suggest the same since the number of obese population in India has doubled in the last ten years and so has the number of back pain patients.

Are MRIs and X-rays enough to
diagnose the cause of back pain?

It is common for most doctors to advise imaging tests like MRI or X-ray to determine the cause of back pain.

MRI & X-ray images cannot distinguish between subtypes of back pain and chronic issues. MRI findings do not match with intensity of pain and disability in case of discogenic back pain.

Interpretive errors by radiologists make these reports extremely subjective, and that can directly impact the diagnosis, treatment and clinical outcomes.

Your own medical care starts here

We understand spinal treatments can be overwhelming. The more you surf the internet for symptoms the more you fall down the pit of gloom. But no more. IndoSpine is the best spine surgery hospital in India for a reason.
We bring expertise, high-end tech, quality, and most importantly, compassion
to the table and take the best possible care of your spine.

Dr. Tarak Patel

Besides his training and experience of working in the UK, Dr. Patel has worked with some of the premium medical facilities in India including Breach Candy and Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

Academic Qualifications

  • Tarak Patel did his MBBS from BJ Medical College, Ahmedabad
  • He completed MS (Ortho) from NHL medical college, Ahmedabad

Spine Fellowships

  • Extensive 2 years training at Breach candy hospital and Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai
  • Clinical spine fellowship – University hospital of Wales, UK
  • Visiting fellowships at Ganga Hospital, Coimbatore and Apollo Hospital, Chennai
  • Special Training in Scoliosis and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Testimonials

Our patient's healing
experience

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