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2nd International Conference on Spine and Spinal Disorders, will be organized around the theme “Tearing down the veil to a better Spine health”

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The human spine is a strong independent structure of 33 bones (vertebrae) joined by ligaments and muscles. It extends from the skull to pelvis. The vertebra is classified into different regions: Cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx. An intervertebral disc divides and protects each vertebra in the spine. Thirty-one pairs of spinal nerves originate from the spinal cord, transmitting signals to and fro between the body and the spinal cord.

Spine damage seriously impairs the capability of one’s control over sensation and movement. A neutral spine refers to the "three natural curves present in a healthy spine". The correct alignment of body lays minimal pressure on the spine and facilitates a fine posture.  

  • Track 1-1Thoracic Spine
  • Track 1-2Dendritic Spine
  • Track 1-3Spine Myopathy¬†
  • Track 1-4Kissing Spine
  • Track 1-5Dorsal Spine
  • Track 1-6Thoracolumbar Spine
  • Track 1-7Narrowing of Spine
  • Track 1-8Lumbosacral Spine
  • Track 1-9Bamboo Spine
  • Track 1-10Sclerosis of Spine

Spondylolysis and Spondylolisthesis impair the alignment of vertebrae caused by the damage of moveable joints of the spine. They are the typical reasons for back pain in children and adolescents. Spondylolysis causes the bony bridges connecting the upper and lower facet joints to be fragile resulting in fracture that could occur at any level of the spine. This weakness causes the slippage of vertebrae off their normal position hence resulting in spondylolisthesis. Some Spondylolysis patients develop spondylolisthesis as well.

 
  • Track 2-1Degenerative Spondylosis
  • Track 2-2Isthmic Spondylolisthesis
  • Track 2-3Non-surgical and Surgical treatment
  • Track 2-4Outlook for Spondylolisthesis patients
  • Track 2-5Advances in Spondylolisthesis surgery
  • Track 2-6Advances in Spondylosis surgery
  • Track 2-7Advances in Discectomy surgery

Spina bifida refers to a neural tube defect characterized by the poor development of spinal cord, and/or meninges.140,000 NTD cases arise per year globally. Occulta, closed neural tube defects, meningocele, and myelomeningocele are the types of Spina bifida. Occulta is the mildest and the most common. The exact cause of spina bifida remains a mystery. Research indicates that insufficient intake of folic acid-a common B vitamin-in the mother's diet is the main factor in spina bifida. Treatment of this defect depends on the type as well as severity of the disorder. Children with mild case of spina bifida needs no treatment; however some may require surgery as they grow.

 
  • Track 3-1Advances in Spina Bifida Treatment
  • Track 3-2Spina Bifida
  • Track 3-3Spinal Dysraphism
  • Track 3-4Prenatal diagnosis of Spina bifida
  • Track 3-5Health issues and Treatments
  • Track 3-6Folic acid intake and Prevention

Spinal stenosis is a spinal disorder that occurs from the compression of cervical spine or the spinal nerve roots in the lumbar spine . Acute stenosis is commonly seen in older people- 30.4% of the Japanese population face severe stenosis. The symptoms of Stenosis comprises of pain in legs and leg tingling, weakness, or numbness. Arm pain is a symptom of spinal stenosis. Trouble with coordination is common in the case of spinal stenosis with myelopathy. Stenosis treatment involves non-surgical approach or back surgery.

 
  • Track 4-1Stenosis
  • Track 4-2Cervical Stenosis
  • Track 4-3Lumbar Stenosis
  • Track 4-4Myelopathy and Radiculopathy
  • Track 4-5Foraminal Stenosis
  • Track 4-6Canal Stenosis
  • Track 4-7Epidural steroid injections
  • Track 4-8Advances in Spinal stenosis treatment
  • Track 4-9Essential exercise for Spinal stenosis

Spinal disorders occurs in individuals irrespective of their age -spina bifida in infants to spinal stenosis in the elderly. Many types of spinal disorders are seen. The increase in spinal disorders has been met with a leap in advancements in the diagnostic techniques. Endoscopic Spine, X rays, MRI, CT and DEA are some of the widely used tools in diagnosing spinal disorders.

 
  • Track 5-1X-rays
  • Track 5-2Computerized Tomography
  • Track 5-3Myelogram
  • Track 5-4Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Track 5-5Bone Density Scan
  • Track 5-6Discogram
  • Track 5-7Other diagnostic techniques

Whiplash refers to the injury to the neck caused by motor vehicle or car accident. Over 120,000 whiplash injuries occur in the US every year. Up to 10% patients with whiplash injury become totally disabled. Whiplash injuries account for greater than 65% of all injury claims. In Canada, whiplash injuries account for approximately 2 million insurance claims every year. In Britain, the economic cost exceeds $600 million annually (ICBC). About 300,000 of these become disabled. Cervicalgia refers to neck pain that occur towards the rear end of the cervical vertebrae. It affects the nerves arising from the cervical vertebrae. Whiplash or bad posture or lying position can also result in cervicalgia.

Certain tests like MRI, X-ray, and CT scan are used to diagnose certain spinal disorders. Spine surgery may be needed in rare cases. In he absence of proper medical treatment, it could become a serious condition.

 

  • Track 6-1Whiplash associated disorders
  • Track 6-2Cervical Spine Injuries
  • Track 6-3Neurological Recovery
  • Track 6-4Cervical Spine
  • Track 6-5Cervical Spine Immobilization

Sciatica is the low back pain, that emanates into the buttocks, hip, and down one leg to the foot. It affects 15% to 40% people. People between the age of 30 and 50 years are at a high risk of sciatica. Herniated disk, spinal tumor, trauma, infection, and inflammation, degenerative arthritis, vascular abnormalities in and around spine are the major causes for sciatica. Over 80% to 90% of people with sciatica recover without any surgery. A complete history of the patient with physical examination determines the zone of the irritated nerve root. MRI and CT are the widely used diagnostic tests for sciatica.

Most patients with sciatica respond fairly well to nonsurgical treatments as a result spine surgery is seldom needed for treatment. However, there are situations when spine surgery is critical.

  • Track 7-1Surgical management
  • Track 7-2Spinal decompression therapy
  • Track 7-3Sciatic nerve regeneration
  • Track 7-4Pinched sciatic nerve
  • Track 7-5Sciatic pain management
  • Track 7-6Acupuncture for Sciatica
  • Track 7-7Advances in Sciatica treatment
  • Track 7-8Disc Herniation

Scoliosis refers to abnormal condition of spine where the spine curves laterally in the frontal region. This could be as a result of irregular muscles on both the sides of the spine, uneven hips, arm, or legs, or an abnormal rib cage rotation. Idiopathic scoliosis is the most commonly seen form of the condition.

Years of poor posture or conditions such as Ankylosing Spondylitis, Scheuermann disease or Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH) can result in Kyphosis. It refers to the abnormal condition with outward curvature of the thoracic.It is more prevalent among the elderly. Kyphosis causes imbalance because of abnormal spineflexion. Kyphosis is affects 4-8% of the general population.

Lordosis refers to the abnormal curvature of the lumbar spine resulting in low back pain as well as muscle spasms. It is commonly seen in dancers and individuals who do not lift weight well and those who have irregular muscles between the abdomen and lower back.

If the spine is 50 degrees or greater than the normal range of curvature, surgery is necessary. Chiropractic therapy can stop, or even reverse the symptoms of abnormal spinal curvature.

  • Track 8-1Spinal curvature disorders
  • Track 8-2Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Track 8-3Hyperkyphosis and Kyphoscoliosis
  • Track 8-4Obesity and Lumbar Lordosis
  • Track 8-5Radical correction of Spinal Curvature
  • Track 8-6Spinal Scoliosis
  • Track 8-7Advances in Scoliosis surgery
  • Track 8-8Advances in Scoliosis treatment

Osteoporosis is a systemic disease widely characterized by low bone mass and micro-architectural degradation of bone tissue, causing an elevated risk of fracture.It affects everyone in the long run and has become a part of normal aging. However some people develop osteoporosis at an earlier stage in their life as a result of various illnesses or due to hormone deficiency states. Approximately 1.5 million people suffer from a osteoporosis fracture every year and an estimated 700,000 of them experiences spinal fracture. In Europe, the disability due to osteoporosis is much greater than that caused by cancers.

The use of biomarkers facilitates the early diagnosis of osteoporosis .Ultrasound, Dual X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) and Quantitative Computed Tomography (QCT) are other commonly used diagnostic tools. Treatment ofosteoporosis is cost-effective irrespective of age and therapies with proven quick efficacy may offer significant value to healthcare providers and patients.

  • Track 9-1Osteoporosis and Sarcopenia
  • Track 9-2Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty
  • Track 9-3Biomarkers as diagnostic tools
  • Track 9-4Dietary recommendations
  • Track 9-5Vitamin D and Antiepileptic Drugs
  • Track 9-6Osteoporosis
  • Track 9-7Advances in Osteoporosis Treatment

The lower back spine is known as the lumbar spine. It consists of 5 vertebral bones, the sacrum, and the coccyx that protects vertebral column. Lumbar puncture is a medical procedure, mainly carried out to procure cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and analyse it to strike out potential fatal conditions and also for many therapeutic purposes. CSF analysis can also assist the diagnosis of several serious conditions.

32 % of the patients experience severe headache prior lumbar puncture and carries a substantial morbidity. The symptoms may last for several days and at times extreme enough to immobilize the patient. If left untreated, it can cause fatal complications like subdural haematoma and seizures. Ultrasound-guided lumbar puncture has proved most helpful to almost 75% of obese patients with spinal disorders.

The market for lumbar puncture is expanding day by day. The average cost of the procedure is $353. Typically, the total cost for lumbar puncture is $3,000-$5,000. Some of the key players in this market are Affymetrix Inc., Abbott Laboratories, Inc., Becton-Dickinson Company, Beckman Coulter Inc., Diamedix Corporation, Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc and DiaSorin S.p.A., Gen-Probe, Inc., Fujirebio Diagnostics, Inc., Novartis Diagnostics, Hologic, Inc., and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, Inc.

  • Track 10-1Lumbar puncture
  • Track 10-2Lumbar Sacrosis
  • Track 10-3Thoracic Lumbar Spine
  • Track 10-4Ultrasound assisted Lumbar Puncture
  • Track 10-5Analysis of Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Track 10-6Lower Lumbar Spine
  • Track 10-7Osteophytes Lumbar Spine
  • Track 10-8Pseudarthrosis Lumbar Spine
  • Track 10-9Lumbar Spine arthritis
  • Track 10-10Lumbar puncture and Spinal anesthesia
  • Track 10-11Complications of Lumbar puncture

In recent years, a boost in research and development has taken place in the area of pain and its physiological and psychological basis, that has ultimately lead to effective pain management treatments that could provide complete or partial pain relief.

Pain could interfere with healing process by affecting the immune system and causing other undesirable health outcome. In the case of back pain, discomfort can hinder the process of  rehabilitation by interfering with exercise and elevating the risk of psychological distress .Electrotherapy, Cold laser therapy, Neuropathic pain treatment is a  pain management approach in the effective management of spinal pain.

Bio-Medical Research (BMR) Ltd. Boston Scientific Corp.,DJO Global, Inc. Codman & Shurtleff, Inc.,Halyard Health are few of the leading market players in the field of pain management.

  • Track 11-1Chronic pain management
  • Track 11-2Cold laser therapy
  • Track 11-3Electrotherapy
  • Track 11-4Neuropathic pain treatment
  • Track 11-5Opioids
  • Track 11-6Other techniques followed

Throughout the year, around the globe, between 250 000 and 500 000 people encounters spinal cord injury. Spine fractures occur from a sudden blow or injury to the vertebrae Treatment of spinal fractures encompasses the realignment of fragments of Spine and maintaining the alignment until the bone has healed. Some fractures heal via external bracing while others may require surgical approach with implanted screws, hooks and connecting rods on the spine. By the year 2020 the spinal fusion market is expected to hit $6.9 billion. As per the report from Millennium Research Group, the global spinal disorders market will triple in size through 2022 to surpass $1.6 billion. The global spinal implant market was valued at over $5 billion in the year 2008 and has expanded to more than $7.5 billion in 2013.

 
  • Track 12-1Spinal Cord Injury
  • Track 12-2Spinal degeneration
  • Track 12-3Paraplegia and Quadriplegia
  • Track 12-4Spine injury and Spondylolysis
  • Track 12-5Spinal cord stimulator
  • Track 12-6Spinal cord compression
  • Track 12-7Advances in Spinal cord injury Treatment
  • Track 12-8Spinal Implants
  • Track 12-9Spinal Arachnoiditis

Most episodes of back pain improves with time and non-surgical care; so also some spinal disorders .Others may need surgery, deprived of which the spine condition worsens and sometimes turn fatal. Minimally invasivespine surgery is at its best today. Global spine surgery devices market is presumed to be worth $14.8 billion by 2017, with approximately $11,554 million in 2012 and an estimated yearly growth rate of 5.1% in the next five years. Spine surgery  industry has witnessed innumerable technological advancements over the past few decades. The spine market is broadly classified into fusion, non-fusion, spinal decompression, vertebral compression , fracture treatment products and spine biologics. Fusion category can be further divided into spine fusion and fixation as well as spinal bone stimulators. The spine surgery  devices market in Europe is expected to meet $2,993.6 million by 2019, at a CAGR of 7.3% from 2014 to 2019.

The major market players to achieve growth in the Europe spine surgery devices market are Alphatec Spine, Inc. Amedica Corporation Biomet, Inc.Depuy Synthes Companies.Globus Medical, Inc. Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corporation. Medtronic, Inc. (U.S.) Nuvasive Inc Stryker Corporation Zimmer Holding,Inc.

  • Track 13-1Spine surgery
  • Track 13-2stabilization of spine
  • Track 13-3decompression of spinal canal
  • Track 13-4Advances in Spine surgery
  • Track 13-5Spinal infections
  • Track 13-6Spinal fusion
  • Track 13-7Spinal Instrumentation
  • Track 13-8Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Track 13-9Endoscopic and Laser Spine surgery
  • Track 13-10Neurosurgery

Injury to the spinal cord could lead to paraplegia and quadriplegia. Even though only partially restorative treatments are available for spinal cord injury, a number of rehabilitative, cellular and molecular therapies have been tested in animal models. Several of these potential therapies have already reached or are pacing towards the clinical trials. A combination of strategies have developed as individual therapies doesn't stand a good chance of a positive result, Primary scientific research must provide a basis for generating specific combinations of clinical therapies to different types of spinal cord injuries.

 
  • Track 14-1Cellular Intervention
  • Track 14-2Molecular Intervention
  • Track 14-3Rehabilitative training
  • Track 14-4Technical aspects

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the numbness, tingling, weakness, and other issues of the hand occurring as a result of pressure on the median nerve in the wrist. The median nerve and several tendons running from the forearm to hand through a small space in wrist is called carpal tunnelCarpal tunnel syndrome occurs as a result of pressure on the median nerve. Anything that causes the carpal tunnel to become smaller is the origin of pressure arises. Many other factors can cause this swelling, including: Illnesses such as rheumatoid arthritis, hypothyroidism and diabetes.

 
  • Track 15-1Acute Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Track 15-2Necrotic Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Track 15-3Obesity and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Track 15-4Lifestyle and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Track 15-5Conservative vs Operative Treatment
  • Track 15-6Advances in Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Treatment

Back pain  is one of the most widely seen medical problems, affecting 8 out of 10 people in their lifetime. Back pain ranges from a mild, constant pain to a sudden, sharp pain. Acute back pain occurs suddenly and usually lasts a few days to a few weeks. Back pain is termed chronic if it lasts for more than three months. Most back pain fades away on its own. Consuming over-the-counter pain relievers and resting helps. However, staying in bed for more than 1 or 2 days makes it worse. Treatment for back pain depends on the kind of pain one has, and the cause. It may also include medicines, hot packs or cold packs, various exercises, complementary treatments, injections, and in rare cases surgery.

 
  • Track 16-1Back Pain causes
  • Track 16-2Whiplash
  • Track 16-3Sciatica
  • Track 16-4Herniated Disc
  • Track 16-5Spondylosis
  • Track 16-6Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Track 16-7Spondylolisthesis
  • Track 16-8Neck Pain
  • Track 16-9Advances in lower pain treatment
  • Track 16-10Physical therapy for Back pain
  • Track 16-11Advances in Acupuncture for Back pain
  • Track 16-12Pinched nerve lower back
  • Track 16-13Essential lower back exercises
  • Track 16-14Kyphosis

spinal tumor refers to abnormal cell growth in or surrounding the spinal cord. Any type of tumor could occur in the spine, (Lymphoma, Leukaemia and Myeloma). A few spinal tumors may arise in the nerves of the spinal cord itself. Mostly these are ependymomas and other gliomas. Tumors that commence in spinal tissue are called primary spinal tumors. Tumors which spread to spine from some other area (metastasize) are called secondaryspinal tumors. Tumors may also spread to spine from the breast, prostate, lung, and other regions. The cause of primary spinal tumors is yet unknown. Some primary spinal tumors occur as a result of certain inherited gene mutations.

 
  • Track 17-1Intradural Spinal neoplasm
  • Track 17-2Spinal meningiomas
  • Track 17-3Vertebral metastasis
  • Track 17-4Spine tumor management
  • Track 18-1Spine surgery case reports
  • Track 18-2Spinal disorders case reports
  • Track 18-3Neurosurgery case reports
  • Track 19-1Practice Management
  • Track 19-2Spine surgery devices
  • Track 19-3Imaging devices