Spinal Disc Problems & Its Treatment

Last updated: 6th July, 2017   Spinal discs are spongy cushions found between the vertebrae of your spine. Spinal discs act like shock absorbers in your spine, allowing you to bend and twist. Common problems include degenerative disc disease and ruptured (or ‘slipped’) disc. Symptoms Back Pain Neck pain Pain radiates down legs while walking, standing Numbness […]

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Surgical Considerations for Spondylolisthesis

Spinal Surgery

Last updated: 1st June, 2017   Spondylolisthesis known as a slipped disc is a spinal condition in which one vertebra slips forward. When deciding whether or not to have a spine fusion surgery to treat severe symptoms from spondylolisthesis, there are multiple considerations. Non-surgical treatment options before considering a surgery: Surgery should not be considered until […]

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Low Back Pain – Why bed rest does not help?

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Acute low back pain is most common reasons for young adults to see a family doctor. About 80% of people have suffered at least once with low back pain during their lifetime. Although most of the patients recover quickly with minimal treatment, proper evaluation is imperative to identify rare cases of severe […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

MRI Scanner

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  MRI or magnetic resonance imaging is an advanced test that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create pictures of organs inside the body. It is among one of the most sophisticated diagnosis tool available to the physicians. An MRI scan is often quite helpful in analyzing following type […]

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Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children

Picture of obese people walking, including a child

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Musculoskeletal diseases are often associated with aging. It is true that the overall prevalence of muscle and bone-related diseases in a young age group is only about 3%, but increases to as high as 25% in age 70 and above. [1] However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]

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Are you aware of the postoperative complications of the spine surgery?

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  The occurrence of complications after spine surgery is unavoidable. The frequency of the postoperative complications varies person to person. According to the “European Spine Journal”, the complications after spine surgery mostly depend on the underlying pathology and the procedure. Some other factors like technical failure, unexpected body response, or anatomical variation […]

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Cervical herniated disc: Suffering from neck, shoulder and arm pain?

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Are you suffering from neck, shoulder or arm pain frequently? If yes, you should have an immediate check up with your doctor, because it may be related to your cervical (intervertebral disc) spine. Our cervical spine is made up of first 7 vertebrae present between the head and the chest. So, […]

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