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 […]

Continue reading


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 […]

Continue reading


Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

doctor-patient

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Almost a year back around January 2015, an eye-popping headline on Times of India, grabbed my attention. The article suggested that as many as 44% of suggested surgeries were unnecessary. As much as I recall, this article trended for a couple of days as the most shared and commented, which I […]

Continue reading


Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know

taking second opinion

Last updated: 22nd December, 2016  Following the paradigm that two eyes are better than one, many healthcare systems and patients prefer to get a second opinion nowadays, especially before undergoing surgery or procedure that is known to have some risks or serious side-effects. In fact, the Massachusetts state made it mandatory way back in 1970’s to […]

Continue reading


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

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 […]

Continue reading


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

Cervical herniated disc_01

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, […]

Continue reading