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Spine Surgery FAQ

14 February, 2015
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What is spine surgery? Spine surgery is a medical procedure that is performed with an aim of treating the chronic back or neck pain that the patient is suffering from. This procedure involves treatment or removal of herniated discs, treating vertebral fractures, spinal stenosis and bone spurs. Indications of spine surgery? No relief in cervical …

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Role of Keyhole Surgery in Spinal Ailments

12 March, 2014
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When a person suffers from severe back or neck pain, the discs that connect the bones and ligaments comprising the spinal cord, get severely damaged. If the discs get herniated leading to neurological issues, the harniated part of this disc needs to be removed through the process of microdissection. This is where the role of …

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Can my back pain be a spinal infection?

10 March, 2014
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What is spinal infection? The spinal cord and its surrounding structures can become infected due to bacteria or fungi in the following regions: Vertebral column (bones) Intervertebral discs Dural sac (covering around the spinal cord) Space around the spinal cord The different types of spinal infections are as follows: Vertebral Osteomyelitis – The most common form …

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Spinal Stress Fracture: Treatment & Prevention

10 March, 2014
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What is a stress fracture of the spine? A stress fracture in the spine involves a hairline crack in the bone that makes up the framework of the spinal cord. This condition most commonly occurs in the lower back or the lumbar region of the spine, generally due to excessive or repeated strain caused to …

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Spinal Metastases: Can Spine Cancer Spread?

10 March, 2014
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What is spinal metastases? Metastases refer to the spread of cancer from its primary location in the body to another organ. Metastatic bone disease (MBD) is the name given to the cancer that begins in an organ like the lung, breast or prostrate, and then spreads to the bone. Spinal metastases is the cancer that …

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Spine Surgery: Benefits & Risks

10 March, 2014
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Normal wear and tear, trauma, improper body mechanics, and aging can cause injury to the spine. Back pain results when damage occurs to any part of the spine or in case of excess pressure on the nerves of the spine. However, spinal or back surgery is needed in only a small percentage of cases. Most …

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C – Section Delivery – Things you should know

27 May, 2019
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C section delivery is also known as Cesarean or abdominal delivery. C section is a complex procedure that includes incision in the uterus for childbirth. This process carries a lot of risks. It could be performed either by the choice of the patient or due to some emergency. What is C – Section/ Cesarean Delivery? …

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Brain Tumor Symptoms, Causes and Treatment

26 March, 2019
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Generally, cells in our body ages die and are replaced by the new ones. But with cancer, this cycle is disrupted. Brain tumor cells grow and unlike other normal cells, they don’t die. Eventually, cancerous cells keeps growing and more cell are added to this abnormal mass of tissue. Similarly, brain cancer is an abnormal …

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Life after Kidney Transplant

15 July, 2018
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Kidneys are one of the most vital organs of the body. They help release toxic waste matter from the body’s system by acting as a filter. This filtration process helps the body to be clean and toxic free and function well. Kidneys are two bean-shaped organs situated on the two sides of the spinal cord …

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Osteosarcoma Symptoms, Causes and Treatments

24 August, 2017
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The most common type of bone cancer is Osteosarcoma, also known as childhood bone cancer. Osteosarcoma is also the 6th most common type of cancer found in children. Since osteosarcoma develops from osteoblasts (the cells responsible for making bones grow), osteosarcoma symptoms are seen predominantly in teenagers who are experiencing a growth spurt, especially during …

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Sports Injury Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

29 July, 2015
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Q1. What is a sports injury? Sports Injury are injuries of the musculoskeletal system (muscles, bones and associated tissues) that occur while playing sports and during athletic activities. Sports medicine is the study of sports injuries in order to prevent them and reduce their severity of occurrence. Q2. What causes sports injuries? These may be …

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Real Moms, Real C-Section Experiences (Part 2)

24 April, 2015
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Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section.  I had a bit of bleeding just a day before. I had gone for normal delivery and changed many doctors in order to have normal. Finally, i got admitted in the hospital where the doctor does 96% normal cases. Till the end everything …

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Real Moms, Real C-Section Experiences (Part 1)

24 April, 2015
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Our Moms Club members share their candid experiences of having a C-section. Being depressed that I couldn’t make it normally, my senses came back during the surgery, with so much pain and watery eyes, I then get to see my little Snow White. – Nitika Suri Sharma Due to IUGR, I had to have C-section at …

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Brain Tumor – Frequently Asked Questions

5 February, 2015
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What is Brain Tumor? Brain tumor is a mass of abnormal cells in a part of the brain. Brain tumour may be benign tumour (not a cancer) or malignant (cancer). They are found in both adult & children. How do I know that I have brain tumor? What are the signs & symptoms?  Signs & …

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Arthroscopy FAQs

23 January, 2015
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Q What is Arthroscopy? Human body has several important joints that may suffer from injuries or damage over time. Mostly, a few tests help doctors determine the exact cause of the problem and treat it through medication. Arthroscopy is the process of inserting minor surgical tools to visualize, diagnose and treat joint problems. The process …

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Chemotherapy FAQs

6 November, 2014
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What is chemotherapy? Chemotherapy is the terminology given to the form of medical treatment which is given to cancer patients. The drugs are called as chemotherapeutic agents/drugs. What is Targeted Therapy? Targeted therapy is a form of treatment in which drugs act by targeting specific receptors on cancer cells. This form of therapy is less …

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4 most common treatments for neurological disorders

25 August, 2014
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A disorder of the body’s nervous system is deemed as a neurological disorder. Various abnormalities in the brain or spinal cord (like electrical, structural, biochemical or electrical) can manifest themselves in a variety of symptoms like muscle weakness, paralysis, seizures, confusion, pain and poor coordination. Neurological disorders are many (over 600), out of which some …

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Frozen Shoulder – Motion Restriction

26 April, 2014
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Frozen Shoulder, also known as Adhesive Capsulitis or Shoulder Contracture, is a condition that affects shoulder movement, and the patient experiences stiffness and pain. Injuries, overuse of the shoulder, or diseases, such as Diabetes or Stroke, usually lead to such a condition. Causes A capsule of connective tissue covers the bones, ligaments, and tendons of …

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Ankylosing Spondylitis: Treating a Stiff Spine

23 April, 2014
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What is ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a form of arthritis or an immune condition that affects the spine and is presented in form of pain and stiffness from the neck to the lower back. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes vertebrae of the spine to fuse together, leading to a rigid spine. These …

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Tuberculosis Arthritis: Infection in joints due to TB

16 April, 2014
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What is tuberculosis arthritis? Tuberculosis arthritis is an infection of the joints caused due to tuberculosis (TB). Tuberculosis is a chronic, debilitating illness caused by Mycobacterium tuberculosis, which commonly affects the lungs once the microorganism enters the body through droplet infection. In some cases, however, TB occurs outside the lungs, and is known as extra-pulmonary …

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