Last updated: 24th December, 2019 Laminectomy is a type of spine surgery used to relieve compression on the spinal cord and its emerging nerve roots. During the surgery, your surgeon will remove the lamina (segment of the vertebrae). The lamina is part of the bone that forms the vertebral arch in the back bone (spine). Your […]
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Spinal stenosis is a condition in which the spinal canal begins to narrow which in result causes the spinal cord to become compressed. Severe and chronic neck or back pain is a symptom of this condition. Spinal stenosis can affect both the upper and lower areas of the spine. The common […]
Have you been advised MRI scan?
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 MRI scan 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 […]
Obesity and musculoskeletal problems in children
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 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.  However, the risk factors for musculoskeletal diseases such as obesity […]
Second Opinion – Promoting it the right way!
Last updated: 24th December, 2019 Importance of Second Opinion 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 […]
Taking a second opinion? Here’s what you need to know
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 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 […]
Are you aware of the postoperative complications of spine surgery?
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 The occurrence of postoperative 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 […]
Low back pain? It can be a herniated lumbar disc!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Disc herniation is considered as one of the most common causes of lower back and leg pain, affecting a large amount of population every year. According to a study, published in The Spine Journal, it is reported that about 0-47% cases of low back pain (LBP) occur due to the herniation […]
Suffering from Sciatica? Physical Therapy Can Help!!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 Sciatica is a radiating pain along the course of the sciatic nerve and is felt in the back, buttocks, back of the thigh, legs and the foot. It is commonly due to disk prolapse. This incidence is related to age and rare before 30 years. The highest incidence is found in […]
Low back pain? Take the right decision!
Last updated: 25th December, 2019 About 60-85% of people experience low back pain at some point in the life. According to the experts, a large number of the patients suffers from lower back pain and leg pain due to slipped disc. A slipped disc is also called as herniated or ruptured disc and puts pressure on one or more nerves in that area. […]