Common Spine Problems

Spondylitis-Spondylosis-Spondylolisthesis

Last updated: 7th June, 2017   Spondylosis Spondylosis, also known as spinal arthritis is common, an age-related condition that affects the joints and discs in your neck and back. Spondylitis Spondylitis is an Inflammation of any of the joints between the vertebrae of the spine. This may occur in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or more specifically, in […]

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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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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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Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!

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 […]

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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 […]

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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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