Are you wondering why does your back hurt? Are you experiencing back pain? Back pain often happens because something is off in the way your spinal joints, muscles, discs and nerves fit together and move. It is estimated that back pain affects about 80% of adults at some point in their lives. It is estimated that around 25% of adults reported feeling back pain at some point of time in the past 3 months.
If you are suffering with back pain consistently or if the pain is severe then you should definitely go to a doctor to get checked if you have Herniated (slipped disc), Bulging disc or degenerative disc disease. Depending on the cause of your pain, your treatment can include changes in your lifestyle (inclusion of physical workouts like yoga in daily life), medication or possibly surgery. Thanks to advances in medical technology, most spinal conditions no longer require a surgery. But if your medical condition has advanced to a point that your spine needs additional strength or stability, Spinal Implant may just provide the answer you’re looking for.
Spinal Implants work exceptionally well to fuse your spine or correct spinal deformities. You can go for a Spinal Implant if you’re suffering with Spondylolisthesis or slippage of your spine, Chronic degenerative disc disease, Traumatic fracture and Scoliosis. Spinal Implants can be classified into 2 major categories namely fusion and non-fusion. Spinal implants are carried out with rods, pedicle screws, hooks, plates and cages. Rods are often used during surgery to treat children suffering with severe scoliosis. One of the biggest advances in medical technology involves using of hooks, rods and screws together to correct spinal deformities three-dimensionally. These spinal implants are made up of Titanium, Titanium Alloy, Stainless Steel and Non-plastic compounds. Titanium implants are preferred because they are lightweight, solid and won’t prevent a person from getting an MRI in future.
Spinal Implants have benefits and drawbacks as well. Growing adoption rate of Spinal Implants are mainly due to factors like reduction in pain, minimally invasive procedure, immediate weaning off from medication, cost effective in the long run, faster recovery and reduction in hospital stay. However, like any other surgical procedures, Spinal Implant has drawbacks during and after the surgery. Operated patients are prone to the risk of infection, and patients might encounter changes in spinal functioning problems etc. The decision for the therapy should be chosen after weighing on the pros and cons of various options.
North America’s Spinal Implant market accounted for over 40% of the revenue generated in 2016 because of increased awareness leading to abundant product availability and high usage rates. Presence of precise regulatory approval processes and broad-gauged policies enhance the competitive rivalry in this region and ensure high quality standards that attract revenue. Though US is the dominant market for Spinal Implants followed by Europe, APAC region is the fastest growing in spinal implant market, with a growth rate of 7.6% driven by factors like the provision of lucrative avenues for industry expansion, ongoing development of manufacturing facilities of leading players, presence of high unmet demands and growing awareness among patients for better technologies in the region. Medtronic was the leading MedTech Company in 2017 with sales of about USD 30 billion and it is anticipated that they will retain the crown in 2022 with sales of USD 37.7 billion. Abbott and Stryker are the other key players in the spinal implant market. Though it is expected that the increasing number of spinal injuries and disorders, along with the popularity of minimally invasive spine surgery will boost the global Spinal Implants market, the high expense of Spinal Implants as well as the broad-gauged policies related to adverse reimbursement may hinder the global market.