Back and neck problems can affect your life in many ways and finding the underlying cause of your specific issue may not be an easy task. If back or neck pain is affecting your quality of life, it is time to seek medical attention. Bangkok spine academy focuses on providing high quality services and compassionate patient care. Our facility features state of the art equipment and the latest technology. Our doctors are dedicated to providing unique and innovative treatments enabling their patients to experience an improved quality of life.
Our services include:
1) Rehabilitation, pain management, and anti-inflammatory medication
Spine rehabilitation program can help alleviate pain and restore function without the need for surgery. Our interdisciplinary team of rehabilitation specialists focuses on individual needs and rehabilitation goals. In addition, pain or anti-inflammatory medications can be prescribed in order to relieve the symptoms and reduce the inflammation of muscles and tendons. The doctor will decide which treatment plan most benefit the patient.
2) Spinal Intervention
Our doctor will diagnose the problem and develop individualized plans to relieve, reduce or manage pain to help patients return to everyday activities quickly. The doctor will pinpoint the painful nerves or spinal level by using pain intervention methods. If there is a need for surgery, the surgeon will be able to know the pinpointed location to make an incision.
For patients with SI joint dysfunction syndrome, the therapy consists of physical adjustments applied to the hips SI joint, and lower back region with the goal of reducing joint fixation and muscle tension, and restoring normal range of motion. Spinal intervention treatment can help reduce the inflammation and pain.
3) MIS Spine (Minimally invasive spine surgery)
In the past, spine surgery was traditionally done as open surgery. In recent years, however, technological advances have allowed more back and neck conditions to be treated with a minimally invasive surgical techniques. The new technique avoids significant damage to the muscles surrounding the spine. Typically, this results in less pain after surgery and a faster recovery.
- Microscopic discectomy/foraminotomy
This is one of the minimally invasive spine surgery done by using microscope for 20-100x magnification. The surgeon will be able to see the nerves and surgical field clearly. Stealth Navigation System provides the surgeon the ability to accurately navigate patients’ anatomy during the procedure. The system is designed to integrate with intraoperative imaging systems (IOM). This reduces the risk of nerve damage while providing high-quality imaging for surgical decisions. The incision is around 2-3 centimeters and blood loss is minimal
- Microendoscopic discectomy/foraminotomy
Microendoscopic discectomy can be performed using a tubular retractor. This technique involves progressive dilation of the soft tissues, as opposed to cutting directly through the muscles. By using tubes to keep the muscles out of the way, the surgeon can work through the incision without having to expose the area widely. The incision is only 1.5-2 centimeters. This procedure requires high level of expertise of the surgeon and state of the art surgical instruments.
- Endoscopic discectomy/foraminotomy
Endoscopic Spine Surgery is one of the minimally invasive spine surgeries that is the least traumatic to tissues, especially the muscles, yet has the same successful results as open surgeries. The 0.8-centimeter endoscopic camera can be inserted through a single portal from the side and the back of the body using liquid lubricant to help visualize clearly. Through surgical monitor, surgeon will also use a bipolar/radiofrequency to stop the bleeding and correct the problem at targeted area. All of the equipment is specialized for such procedure and operated by teams of specialists who have been trained specifically for the highest efficiency and safety measures.
4) Advanced MIS (Advanced minimally invasive surgery)
Advanced minimally invasive surgery technology includes:
Intraoperative neurological monitoring (IOM) is used to monitor the function of nerves and spinal cord by using electrophysiological methods. This is an important technology for minimally invasive surgery. It helps reducing the risk of damage to the nervous system.
- O-ARM Navigator
O-ARM navigator is an imaging system designed for 3D imaging in variety of spinal procedures. The O-ARM navigator’s high quality, versatile imaging provides the information the surgeon needs to guide clinical decision making. It also provides additional information in challenging procedures, like heavier patients or patients with unusual anatomy. This reduces complications, pain, and recovery time.
Bangkok Spine Academy at Bangkok hospital focuses on providing high quality services and compassionate patient care. Treatments are tailored to the specific needs of each individual patient and it always starts with the most conservative and gentle approaches possible. Our doctors will work with you to determine your best treatment plan whether that involves outpatient care, surgical, or non-invasive methods.
Bangkok Spine Academy provides holistic care with an international standard from JCI (Joint Commission International), aiming to reduce unnecessary surgery in order to achieve maximum benefits for patients. Our goal is to help you get back to doing the things you enjoy by providing you the best treatment available.