April 5, 2017: Neck (cervical) and back (lumbar) pain are problems for many people. In fact, majority of the Sri Lankan population have experienced some form of back pain, and cope with neck pain at some point in their lives. Often caused by degeneration of the discs that separate the vertebrae of the spine, this type of pain is among the most common reasons for doctor visits and is a major cause of disability, lost work days and high health care costs.
As one of the primary designated comprehensive neurosurgical spine care center in Sri Lanka, Durdans provides comprehensive recovery experience for neck and back pain. Supported by a large and most experienced pool of neurosurgeons, highly-trained support staff, state-of-the-art technology and with reasonable hospital charges, Durdans make sure that every patient has access to the most advanced treatments needed and gets the comprehensive care they need at an affordable cost.
According to Dr. Nilaksha Kumarasinghe, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Durdans, “The neurosurgical spine care at Durdans specializes in neurosurgical treatment of the entire spectrum of spine disorders, providing services from diagnosis through surgery and rehabilitation. Neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain, nerve compression syndromes, herniated intervertebral discs, and spinal cord compression syndromes. Patients may come to the Durdans neurosurgical spine care for a consultation or a second opinion or for all of their treatments.”
Durdans neurosurgical spine care has been established to provide timely out-patient consultation for patients with neurosurgical evaluation of neck and back pain. Patients with routine or complicated spinal disc syndromes as well as undiagnosed neurological problems related to the spine will be evaluated. This will include cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spondylitic disorders with or without nerve root compression, spinal cord compression, herniated intervertebral discs, spinal cord tumors, syringomyelia, or other congenital spine disorders.
“This type of highly specialized neurosurgical spine care is not common outside Durdans,” says Dr. Stravinsky Perera, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Durdans. “Patients receive intensive monitoring, and around-the-clock care from a team of clinicians from neurosurgery, neurology, trauma, radiology, anesthesiology, nutrition, pharmacology, physical therapy, and dedicated one-on-one nursing care. Patients may be referred for consultation only, care in partnership with referring physician, or complete management.”