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Orthopedist, Bangalore

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Dr. Shanmugam is a trusted Orthopedist in Murugeshpalya, Bangalore. You can meet Dr. Shanmugam personally at Health Diagnostic Centre and Poly Clinic in Murugeshpalya, Bangalore. Save your time and book an appointment online with Dr. Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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I am a 25 year old male I have a backache problem for last 2 months. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
I am a 25 year old male I have a backache problem for last 2 months. What should I do?
You can go a good physiotherapist first. They will do electrotherapy for pain relief. Advice some exercises for your lower back and also teach you proper posture.
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I have back pain in upper back. I. E Both side of neck. It increases when I lift any weight. Or if I lift my hand upward. How to get relief?

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I have back pain in upper back. I. E
Both side of neck.
It increases when I lift any weight. Or if I lift my hand upw...
Homoeopathic medicine SPONDIN ( R.S.Bhargawa) Drink 20 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily for 15 days
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Slip Disk Problems

MCh, DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Slip Disk Problems

Slip disk is a condition of the spinal column which consists of a stack of vertebras from the cervical, thoracic and the lumbar spine.The bones of the spine are cushioned by disks that are present to absorb shocks. Trauma to the spine may cause the disk to bulge or be ruptured. This may lead to pain in the neck and the back. 

Causes of slip disk

Slip disk is caused when the jelly like substance present in the disks bulges out. The damaged disk thus puts pressure on the adjacent nerve causing excruciating pain. The various causes of a slipped disk are:

1. Incorrect form during exercise: If you are into weight lifting, it is important that you use proper form during exercising. Moves like barbell squat and deadlifts can put pressure on the spine and lead to disk problems, if not done correctly. Make sure you work on your core strength and keep your lower back straight while exercising. 

2. Smoking: Smoking causes the disks to lose their flexibility and thus, increases the risk of slipped disk.

3. Ageing: Ageing decreases the content of water in the spine, thus leading to inflexibility.

The symptoms of slip disk are:
1. Pain on one side of the body that tends to aggravate over time
2. Activities such as sitting and coughing may lead to pressure on the spine causing pain
3. Your range of motion on certain movements may be restricted
4. Pain in the neck while moving it
5. Numbness in the shoulder and the neck region
6. You may experience tingling sensations in the genitals, hips and the legs
7. You may have muscles spasms which lead to sudden contraction of the muscles
8. It may also lead to partial paralysis of the lower body

Prevention
1. If you are overweight, try to reduce weight and then focus on maintaining healthy weight levels
2. Maintain proper posture while sitting or standing
3. Exercise on a regular basis to build strength and keep your joints healthy
4. Don't remain in seated position for an extended period of time. Take small breaks in between to stretch

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Hello. I'm 14 years old and I constantly fell headaches every time and the back area of the head i.e the area above the neck is the most dominant area of the aches. I know it's not originating because I use mobile phones a lot (that's what everyone says. I want to know what kind of doctor should I consult. I just can not describe the pain.

BHMS
Homeopath, Secunderabad
Hello.
I'm 14 years old and I constantly fell headaches every time and the back area of the head i.e the area above t...
Initially go to any doctor for a routine check up. Follow the instructions and revert after that. Adapt a healthy lifestyle style to stay healthy and fit. Invest time in exercising and learning Yoga to get strong and healthy. You can also take the help of Homeopathy if the headache persists even after the treatment. You can contact me online also.
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Im 25 years and i'm having shoulder pain since 1 week after doing some exercises should I leave my workouts as it may cause severe damage? Or is it due to my office hours which I have joined recently and have to do a lot of work.

MBBS
General Physician, Chandigarh
Im 25 years and i'm having shoulder pain since 1 week after doing some exercises should I leave my workouts as it may...
Whenever you start some new activity your muscles used for that activity become stiff and give you pain for some time you should continue with the exercises to get used to it once in a while you can take tab combiflam to get relief from pain or apply colonial gel and give hot fomentation on the affected part.
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Hi, I have been diagnosed for Gout for last 9 yr. I take 1 Zyloric 100 mg tablet every alternate day and am able to maintain the creatine level. I also have limited protein diet. My question is I want to start gym workout and this would require protein intake so can I still have a good workout without compromising on my health. Also would like to know the side effects of Zyloric tablet or any purinol tablet.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Ayurveda
Ayurveda, Trivandrum
Hi, I have been diagnosed for Gout for last 9 yr. I take 1 Zyloric 100 mg tablet every alternate day and am able to m...
Instead of lookin only at ur protein levels it should be clarified that ur digestive and excretory systems have been malfunctioning for long that has caused changes at the blood levels It is advised to avoid all those food that are likely To increase ur condition and stick to exercise Increase urine output and treat urself with necessary medicTiins
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My name is arifa. After my delivery I am getting back pain. Please suggest any medicine for me. Thanks.

MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Noida
My name is arifa. After my delivery I am getting back pain. Please suggest any medicine for me. Thanks.
Usually take calcium supplement which your gynaecologist must have advised along with spinal extension exercises (visit a physio nearby)
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I am 30 years old. I had a spinal surgery in dec 2013 due to a tumor called ependymoma. It was removed but since then I m not able to urinate naturally. I have to use a catheter to bypass urine myself. There is an improvement since surgery. But it's only 50% recovery I would say. Will it be fine one day or I will not be fine for the rest of my life. Are there any surgeries or medicines to take care of this disease.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. It will be beneficial for you to actually get in touch of a neurosurgeon for advice on this. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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I have pain in my legs near ankle and fingers of legs after taking pain killer I have some relief but after that reaction again pain is started please advice me some tips.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain in my legs near ankle and fingers of legs after taking pain killer I have some relief but after that reac...
: keep your leg raised while sitting or lying quadriceps strengthening exercises- quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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My mother has been suffering from stiff joint pain for last few years. Though medication is going on but there is no actual relief. At present her age is 55+. Some years back she was having same problem. With treatment she was well at that time. But now she can not move her hands properly. Walking is also difficult for her. Please help me. She lives in kolkata.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. Stiffness of joints is actually a manifestation which is commonly seen in inflammatory joint disease. As you say that she had similar symptoms few years back as well, I would actually like to see what was she diagnosed with at that time? also I would like to see her investigations especially cbc, esr, crp, serum vitamin d & b12 levels, serum electrolytes and thyroid profile. This should give us an insight as to how we should proceed in her case. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance.
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I am 25 year old male and have a backache for last 3 months. I have used pain relief ointment but there is no relief. What should I do?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Gandhinagar
I am 25 year old male and have a backache for last 3 months. I have used pain relief ointment but there is no relief....
First avoid long time sitting posture do back extension exercise (bhujanagasan) twice a day in morning and at bed time do knee to chest exercise touch your toes in sitting posture pelvic bridging exercise avoid heavy weight lifting avoid forward bending.
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Actually sir I have pain in my back from few weeks but I dont do any hardwork job. When I sleep at night the pain increases and idue to this I am not taking my sleep comfortably. Please suggest some exercise or medicine if necessary. My age is 20 years and I am a student.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Actually sir I have pain in my back from few weeks but I dont do any hardwork job. When I sleep at night the pain inc...
Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. SPRING BEDS, FOLDING BEDS OR THICK MATRESS ARE HARMFUL Use no pillow under the head. DO HOT FOMANTATION. Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab OD x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, contact me again.. Do not ignore .It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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I have pain in my arms and legs some time in very large amount would you please tell me how to stop pain in arms and legs please tell me in briefly.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have pain in my arms and legs some time in very large amount would you please tell me how to stop pain in arms and ...
Please check your vit d and calcium level. Deficiency of both can cause pain in arms and legs. Ain in the arm can result from a number of factors. Abnormalities or injury of the skin, nerves, bones, joints, blood vessels, and soft tissues of the arm can all result in pain. Arm pain may be the result of referred pain from another part of the body. Please go to a physiotherapist to assess and treat the underlying condition. If pain is caused by an activity, modify or stop the activity. Rest the arm and resume activity gradually. Monitor the response to the activity. Pain experienced in the right arm is usually not serious, but when it is coupled with other symptoms like pain in the leg or tightness of the chest, it may be more serious. Try some home remedies: ice will reduce pain and swelling. Apply ice or cold packs immediately to prevent or minimize swelling. Apply the ice or cold pack for 10 to 20 minutes, 3 or more times a day. Elevate the painful area on pillows while applying ice and anytime you are sitting or lying down. Try to keep the area at or above the level of your heart to help minimize swelling. Apply heat and begin gentle exercise with the aid of moist heat to help restore and maintain flexibility. Some experts recommend alternating between heat and cold treatments. Gently massage or rub the area to relieve pain and encourage blood flow. Do not massage the area if it causes pain. Do not smoke or use other tobacco products. Smoking slows healing because it decreases blood supply and delays tissue repair. Please consult a physiotherapist for detail assessment and management of your arm pain. Most leg pain results from wear and tear, overuse, or injuries in joints or bones or in muscles, ligaments, tendons or other soft tissues. Leg pain can also be caused by blood clots, varicose veins or poor circulation. To relieve mild pain: stay off your leg as much as possible apply an ice pack or bag of frozen peas to the affected area for 15 to 20 minutes three times a day elevate your leg whenever you sit or lie down please go to a physiotherapist if: you have pain during or after walking you have swelling in both legs your pain gets worse your symptoms don't improve after a few days of home treatment you have painful varicose veins leg pain happens when your muscles are tired or dehydrated. Drink more water if you're prone to leg cramps. Best wishes.
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Spine Surgery - What To Expect After It?

MBBS, DNB - Orthopedics, Fellowship in Upperlimb and Limb Reconstruction (Australia)
Orthopedist, Bangalore
Spine Surgery - What To Expect After It?

Spinal surgery becomes inevitable when back pain cannot be managed with medications and/or exercise. This is a major decision and requires planning for many things before, during, and after the surgery.

Before a spinal surgery- This preparation will help in smooth recovery, especially if you do not have a full-time caretaker.

  1. Discontinue antiplatelets: Discontinue antiplatelets and blood thinners. It has to be stopped atleast 5 days before Surgery.

  2. Prepare for blood loss: Most people experience some blood loss, but not excessive.

  3. Use a toilet seat raiser: Sitting and getting up from the toilet seat may be difficult. The seat raiser is used to increase the height, making this movement easy.

  4. Enable easy access to common items: Before heading for the surgery, keep things which are commonly used within easy reach. This will help reduce movement and avoid searching (especially if someone else is going to be doing it).

  5. Stock it up: Cooking may not be feasible during the initial postop period, and so it is advisable to stock up food items (ready to eats, fruits, soups, etc.) which will come in handy.

  6. Slip-ons: Bending down and tying shoes may not be easy, so slip-ons can be used.

  7. Caregiving: It is always advisable to have someone stay over with you during the initial postop days. They could help with regular household chores, cooking, etc.

  8. Lifestyle changes: Ensure you eat well in the days before surgery, quit smoking, quit/use moderate amounts of alcohol, and exercise as advised by your surgeon.

After Surgery- Post surgery, there will be some pain and limitation of movement. It is important to understand that adherence to post-op instructions will improve the success rate of the surgery. Also, recovery time for spine surgery is slightly longer and affects overall quality of life, so psychological preparation is required.

  1. Postoperative medications: These will be given to control infection and pain in the immediate postop period, and should be taken without fail

  2. Rehab: The surgeon will recommend physical therapy and rehab exercises which need to be followed. Complete recovery may take anywhere between 3 to 12 months. During this time, care should be taken to avoid repeat injury.

  3. Support: Adequate back support should be provided using lumbar support and ergonomic chairs, and the right posture should be maintained. Ensure there is no undue strain on the back muscles.

  4. Weight managementWith excess weight, there is too much strain on the lower disks. Therefore, weight should be managed to reduce this strain.

  5. Smoking and alcohol should be completely stopped, as healing can be hampered.

With some preparation, spinal surgery can be sailed through smoothly.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I am 24 year old male and have backache in last 2 months. I am used pain relief anointments but I am not relieved that pain please help me?

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am 24 year old male and have backache in last 2 months. I am used pain relief anointments but I am not relieved tha...
Dear user for back pain you need to go for xray test, pain may be due to certain reasons like improper sitting posture, driving long, bad sitting on chair. Etc. Take inferential therapy and ultrasound for a week and do regular back strengthening excercises.
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I am 20 year old male and have backache for the last 2 months. What should be done?

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
I am 20 year old male and have backache for the last 2 months. What should be done?
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicine rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. *take rest or move about once in 1-2 hours in case of working in a constant position. *maintain a good posture while reading or working with computers. *take a high fibre content diet like vegetables, fruits, etc. *don't lift heavy weight.
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I am 43 year old male, I am having pain and swelling in knees and weakness since a day. any suggestions.?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist, Mumbai
I am 43 year old male, I am having pain and swelling in knees and weakness since a day. any suggestions.?
in general, most cases of fatigue \weakness \ laziness may be attributed to three areas: lifestyle factors, medical conditions or psychological problems. A thorough assessment is needed in all three factors to get to the actual cause of weakness. Your diet and day to day life style also is very crucial for right diagnosis I being a both a registered dietitian (rd) and doctor have been successfully helping patients with their problems through a holistic approach using customized therapeutic diet and medications. I will also suggest home remedies. Do reply back for private consultation for rx.
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My mother has been suffering from leg pains since 2014. She got spine operation for that and it is temporarily cured. What is the permanent solution? Please tell me sir/madam.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
My mother has been suffering from leg pains since 2014. She got spine operation for that and it is temporarily cured....
Actually pain at calf/leg region can be due to many reasons, commonly it is muscular in nature but it can also be due to tendons, nerves, blood vessels etc. My advise to you for initial 2-3 weeks will be: - ice packs application intensively with elevation of your limbs at night - take a short course of anti-inflammatory medication as per your body's suitability - stop your physical activity till pain completely subsides - intensive physical therapy, training and proper muscle conditioning once pain has subsided - slow resumption of physical activities with proper pre activity warm up and stretching of muscles and short increments in duration of physical activity each day as per pain tolerance. - some blood tests like serum vitamin d and serum potassium levels, esr and crp help in better diagnosis of such condition. Also can you kindly send me the details of the surgery done on her so that I can see and then advise you accordingly.
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