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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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Recovery after Hip Replacement Surgery

24 March, 2017
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Once you have undergone hip replacement surgery, your recovery would depend on number of contributing factors that influence recovery time. It would be essential to understand that hip replacement is a major surgery and it would be nice to understand that staying positive and optimistic about the surgical procedure will speed the recovery times. It is …

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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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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 …