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I am a male of 40 years. I have knee pain for 5 years. I apply many ointment but there is no effect. Please me some medicine or oil.
Hi, I'm 29 year old and I work in retail industry the field I'm into is I deal with customers for that I have to stand for hours and I don't have any issue with my health i'm good and healthy by god grace but does it have any effect to me if I continue working like this after marriage, bcz it's a lot stress takes all the energy for standing hours, kindly give an appropriate advice, Thanks
I am 50 years old female, suffering from back pain in left portion, moreover feels pain in my left thigh & left leg after a walk for 1/2 km. What should I do?
Sir I have a problem of backpain, and sometimes a headache will come do I get any. Suggestions from you Thank you.
Sir mere knee ke niche dono legs mein pain hota hai. Pehle yeh nahi hota tha actually 1 month pehle maine morning mein slow running start ki thi, jis se Maine 5 kg weight loose ho gaya. Phir maine running stop kardi to pain theek ho gaya. Maine doctor ko bhi dikhaya tha x-ray or uric acid report bhi normal thi. Par ab maine dobara slow running start ki 1 week ke bad phir pain start Ho gaya. Aisa lagta hai jaise legs joint se nikal jayegi. Running stop karne ke baad normal chalne se pain nahi hota tha, ha par jada chalne se thoda pain hota tha. Doctor pls advise me.
Hi All My mom met an accident with head injury Right FTP SDH and midline shift done the surgery on the same day carinoectomy on 6/11/2016 but still she is semi unconscious there have body movements but not yet open her eyes removed ventilator before 30 hrs may I know when she can open her eyes and how long it will take to become normal here I attached recent CT scan.
Hello sir, I am 25 years male, working computer related work in 8 hours. So lot of trouble in back pain & eye problems.
I am having pain in lower back mainly on hip joint on investigation of cbc esr test shows esr is 26. I wanted to know should I need any medicine or treatment for it?
I am 27 years old make. C/o rashes, swelling & redness around ankle of left lower limb since 2 days no any treatment taken. No any past medical history and Rx oncoming. please respond immediately.
Spinal fusion surgery is also known as spondylodesis or spondylosyndesis. It is a surgical procedure in which two or more vertebrae are permanently joined into one solid bone with no space between them. The procedure aims at preventing the movement between two bones and prevents back pain. It can be performed at any level in the spine (cervical, thoracic, or lumbar).
- Degenerative disc disease
- Lumbar spondylolisthesis ( a condition where one vertebra slips onto the vertebra below it causing severe pain)
- Unstable spinal column
- Severe arthritis Infections
- Spinal stenosis
- Scoliosis (curvature of the spine)
- Kyphosis (abnormal rounding of the upper spine)
When Does An Individual Need This Surgery?
Spinal fusion surgery is required if medicines, physical therapy, and other treatments (like steroid injections) do not relieve the back pain.
Types of Spinal Fusion
- Anterior spinal fusion
- Posterior spinal fusion
- Vertebral interbody fusion
Preparation for Spinal Fusion Surgery
- Preoperative preparation
- Preoperatively, 8-hour fasting is required. All the routine investigations, including blood tests, and X- rays are done.
The surgery is performed under general anesthesia. A bone graft (ie, a synthetic bone or a small piece of the patient’s pelvic bone) is prepared to fuse the two vertebrae. Depending on the location of fusion, the graft is placed accordingly between the affected vertebras to join them. Once the graft is put in place; plates, screws, and rods are used to keep the spine from moving. This maneuver is called internal fixation. It provides stability and helps the spine to heal faster with a higher rate of success.
Postoperatively, the patient may need to wear a brace to keep the spine in proper alignment. Fusing may take up to 6 weeks or longer, after which normal activities can be resumed. Physical rehabilitation is required to strengthen the back and learn ways to move safely. Complete recovery takes about 3-6 months.
- Infections causing inflammation of the affected parts
- Poor healing causing pain
- Pain at the site of the fused area, especially nerve pain
- Heart attack or stroke during a spinal surgery
- Reactions to medications or anesthesia
- Respiratory problems
- Damage to a spinal nerve leading to weakness, pain, bowel, or bladder problems
- Blood clots in the legs that can be life-threatening if they travel to the lungs
- Blood loss
- Pseudoarthrosis (nonunion between fused bone segments)
Warning Signs of Infection
- Swelling, redness, or discharge from the operated site
- Fever above 100 0F
- Shaking chills
- Increased pain
Safe and faster recovery from spinal surgery is suggested through physical therapy.
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