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Questions to Ask Before Spine Surgery

27 December, 2016
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Your physician or Spine surgeon would recommend a Spine Surgery after all other treatment alternatives have not responded  and you still continue to have a pain. But before you go under the knife, it is good to understand all the possible implications and how to best address the same with your physician. You must also understand …

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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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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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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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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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Pain in Spine: Which Diagnostic Test Do I Need?

10 March, 2014
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Though most spinal problems cause symptoms of pain in the neck, back, arm or leg, the underlying cause of that pain can differ for different patients. It is important to understand the exact source of the pain in order to apply the right treatment. While some spinal ailments (infection, fracture, tumour) are fairly straightforward, other …

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Spine Cancer: Treatment & Recovery Time

10 March, 2014
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Q. What are Spinal Tumours? A Spine Cancer is an abnormal growth of tissue that occurs in and around the spine. Spinal tumour can be primary (originate in the spine itself) – rare, or secondary (metastatic, moving to the spine from another location). The most common cancers that metastasis to the spine are the lung, …

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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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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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Brain Tumor Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

1 June, 2017
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Generally, cells in our body ages die and are replaced by the new ones. But with cancer and tumors, this cycle is disrupted. Brain tumor cells grow and unlike other normal cells, they don’t die. Eventually, tumor continues to grow more as more and more cell are added to this abnormal mass of tissue. Similarly, …

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12 Times It’s Safe to Opt for C-section

19 June, 2016
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C-section requires surgery in the abdominal portion to take out the baby. Some C-sections can be planned or scheduled because of already known complications. However, in many deliveries the need for C-section becomes evident only when the labor has already started. A top gynecologist in Gurgaon, says Unhealthy eating habits, excessive weight gain, inactive mothers …

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Arthritis FAQ

29 July, 2015
566 Views

Q1. What is arthritis? A1. It is a condition of the musculoskeletal system that causes inflammation of the joints which leads to disability. Arthritis is the most common cause of disability. Q2. When does it occur? A2. Arthritis may occur when there is wear and tear of ligaments around a joint. It may be caused when …

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

24 April, 2015
534 Views

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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Chemotherapy in Children

27 February, 2015
657 Views

Currently the numerous advances in the field of medicine have helped doctors to lessen and even prevent many side effects of cancer treatments. However, parents whose children require chemotherapy (which is one of the most common treatments for cancer in children) often have a lot of questions regarding this procedure. Chemotherapy is usually just called …

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Germ Cell Tumours in Children

26 February, 2015
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Abnormal groupings of germ cells, which become tumours, tend to develop in the testes or ovaries. Sometimes due to the fact that germ cells can settle in other places along their way to the reproductive organs, tumours can form in those areas as well. The most common places for germ cell tumours outside the reproductive …

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Radiation Therapy FAQ

14 February, 2015
546 Views

What is Radiation Therapy? Radiation therapy is a common treatment for cancer that uses radiations like x-rays, gamma rays, protons or electron beams to destroy or control malignant cancer cells. The other names for it are radiotherapy, irradiation, x-ray therapy, or radiation oncology. How does it act? Cancer cells multiply and divide faster than normal …

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Brain Tumor – Frequently Asked Questions

5 February, 2015
643 Views

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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Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer

13 October, 2014
514 Views

Chemotherapy is the terminology given in the form of medical treatment which is given to cancer patients. The drugs are called as chemotherapeutic agents/drugs. It is usually given in the intravenously (blood administration), also given by mouth (oral pills), intramuscularly, or directly into the CSF via spine or ventricles. A single chemotherapeutic agent may be used …

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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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Treating Marfan Syndrome symptoms in newborns

14 August, 2014
459 Views

The Marfan Syndrome was named after a French doctor, Antoine Marfan, who discovered the disease in 1896. This disorder affects the body’s connective tissue, which can be said to be a kind of glue that holds every organ, bone, joint, muscle and blood vessel in place. This means that if the glue becomes weaker, it …

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