About Spinal Instability

Spinal instability is a term to describe the abnormal movement between the two vertebrae. The spine stabilizing system consists of 3 parts, which include spinal column, spinal muscles, and the neural control unit. It results in back pain and abnormal rotation of the spine and vertebrae.
The spinal cord consists of 26 interlocking bones, and any damage or injury to these bones often results in spinal instability. It also results from weakening of spinal muscles, and ligaments. Lastly, any effect on your muscles, nervous system, and ligaments cause spinal instability.


  • A fracture of the spine
  • Metastatic spine tumors
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Congenital spinal defects
  • Scoliosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Connective tissue Disorders
  • Poor lifting techniques


  • Severe back pain
  • Difficulty lifting the objects
  • Difficulty bending and straightening the spine
  • Pain that radiates down to your neck or legs
  • Numbness in the arms
  • Pain while laughing, coughing, and sneezing


  • A detailed assessment of your medical history
  • Evaluation of your lifestyle factors
  • MRI and CT scan
  • X-ray imaging
  • Electromyography or nerve conduction velocity testing


Spinal fusion: Spinal fusion is a procedure intended to relieve leg pain, neck pain, lower back pain, and arm pain. In spinal fusion procedure, Dr Abhinav Srivastava will make an incision in the area to be fused and joins the two or more of the spinal vertebrae to relieve pain and other associated symptoms.To know more abpout posterior spinal fusion surgery and anterior spinal fusion surgery in Lacknow.

Spinal instrumentation: Spinal instrumentation is a procedure performed after spinal fusion to fix other instruments that can help in further stabilising the spine.

Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty: Dr Abhinav Srivastava recommends Kyphoplasty or vertebroplasty when you have injuries in the vertebral column. In kyphoplasty, a small balloon is inflated to create a space. The created space will be filled with an acrylic mixture which can stabilise the injured vertebrae, whereas, in vertebroplasty, the acrylic mixture is injected into the broken vertebrae.