Spinal Disc Problems & Its Treatment

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Last updated: 7th October, 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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Spinal Stress Fractures

Spinal Stress Fractures

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   Spinal fracture, also known as the spinal stress fracture, is when a single or multiple bones in the spine collapse. Osteoporosis and menopause are common causes. Bone mass can also reduce due to cancer, radiation therapy, and long-term use of corticosteroids. Symptoms include back pain, dull chronic aches, which last […]

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Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal Surgery

Last updated: 7th October, 2017   Spinal cord injury refers to any damage done to the spinal cord, and the nerve bundles running from the brain down to the vertebral column (spine). Causes Motor vehicle accidents Falls Sports related accidents Diseases (cancer, arthritis, osteoporosis) Symptoms Intense back pain Paralysis or weakness any part of the body […]

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Common Spine Problems

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Last updated: 7th October, 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: 7th October, 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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Considering Spine Surgery called Laminectomy?

Laminectomy

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  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 […]

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Have you been advised MRI scan?

MRI Scanner

Last updated: 7th October, 2017  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

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Last updated: 7th October, 2017  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: 7th October, 2017  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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