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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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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