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Laksha Hospital

Neurosurgeon Clinic

No.15, P.S. Sivasamy Salai,Mylapore,Landmark:Behind To Nilgiris, Chennai Chennai
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We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to ......more
We like to think that we are an extraordinary practice that is all about you - your potential, your comfort, your health, and your individuality. You are important to us and we strive to help you in every and any way that we can.
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Laksha Hospital is known for housing experienced Neurosurgeons. Dr. Balamurugan, a well-reputed Neurosurgeon, practices in Chennai. Visit this medical health centre for Neurosurgeons recommended by 40 patients.

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What You Need To Know About Brain Injury?

MD - Brain Injury Medicine, MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, MD - Internal Medicine
PMR (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation) Specialist, Chennai

TYPES

  • Traumatic Brain Injury - Happens due to trauma 
  • Anoxic/Hypoxic brain injury - Happens due to decreased blood or oxygen supply to the brain. 
  • Ischemic or hemorrhagic cerebrovascular accident (commonly referred to as stroke) - Happens due to clots occluding the blood vessels in the brain or due to bleeding of blood vessels in the brain  
  • Brain tumors and metastasis (spreading of cancer) to the brain 
  • Vascular malformations of the brain such as Arteriovenous malformation, aneurysm etc - 
  • Brain infections
  • Autoimmune conditions such as  Multiple Sclerosis and auto-immune encephalitis - 
  • Toxic/metabolic causes such as post transplantation, sepsis, liver failure and kidney failure
  • Basically any injury or illness that affects your brain function for a prolonged period of time causing temporary or permanant damage 

SYMPTOMS

Usually individuals affected by these conditions can have a number of symptoms directly related to the brain injury such as

  • One-sided or both sided weakness and numbness of the arms and legs
  • Pain and tightness of the arms and legs
  • Difficulty with speech
  • Impaired consciousness (i.e. impaired arousal)
  • Cognitive impairment such as memory problems, slow thinking skills, problems with attention
  • Changes in their behavior such as aggression
  • Changes in their mood such as depression and anxiety
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Bladder and bowel incontinence
  • Visual problem
  • Hearing problem

MEDICAL COMPLICATIONS

There are medical complications that can be noted a few weeks or months after a brain injury. Some common ones include

  • Pneumonia
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis – blood clot in the veins of your arms and legs
  • Pulmonary embolus – blood clot in your lungs
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Heterotopic ossification – a condition which causes stiffness of your joints
  • Seizures
  • Post-stroke shoulder pain – shoulder pain in the weak arm
  • Spasticity – tightness of the muscles of the affected arm and leg
  • Paroxysmal sympathetic hyperactivity – a condition which causes fluctuations in your blood pressure, heart rate, and also causes abnormal stiffness of the arms and legs
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus – a condition where fluid builds up in your brain

HOW REHABILITATION CAN HELP?

A comprehensive, interdisciplinary team approach (i.e. care being provided by various disciplines in a coordinated fashion) with   Physician (Physiatrist), Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist,  Speech and Language Therapist, Neuropsychologist,  Nutritionist and a  Nurse can help reduce your symptoms directly related to the injury as well as prevent and treat common medical complications post brain injury. Not all patients will require all services and usually, a combination of these services is required for an individual patient. 

PHYSICIAN (PHYSIATRIST)

Patients can be evaluated by the Physician first to determine the nature and severity of the medical condition then come up with a treatment plan that best suits them. Depending on the patient’s symptoms and medical complications (listed above), the treatment plan will include recommending therapy services, prescribing medications and performing injections. Medications are commonly  prescribed for medical complications as well as to reduce symptoms directly related to brain injury such as arm and leg weakness, muscle tightness, speech impairment, mood and behavior issues, cognitive impairment and impaired arousal. The physician  performs injections such as tendon injections, joint injections for joint or muscle pain as well as Botulinum toxin (commonly referred as Botox injections) and nerve block injections to help relieve muscle and tendon tightness.

PHYSIOTHERAPIST

A Physiotherapist will  focus on various physical exercises to improve weakness in the arms and legs, improve their walking and balance and to reduce muscle tightness. They might use physical modalities to reduce pain and inflammation, muscle and tendon tightness and prevent muscle atrophy. They can also fit you with an orthosis to reduce muscle tightness as well as improve your walking and arm function.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST

An Occupational Therapist will focus on various physical activities required for daily living for patients with severe physical and/or cognitive impairment and also teach cognitive exercises thereby compensating the cognitive deficits.  Visual Training exercises are provided to individuals with visual impairment due to the neurological problem. The final phase of treatment involves patient training for successful community integration (education, employment etc).

SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST

A Speech Language Pathologist (commonly referred to as a Speech and Language Therapist), will evaluate the patient’s speech, communication and swallowing skills.  The treatment plan is broken down after an initial evaluation. The program will vary depending on the extent of the injury, the stage of recovery, and the individual’s particular areas of difficulty. Specific retraining and compensatory exercises are taught to improve the above skills. However, the major focus is on helping the individual gain back his/her quality of life.

NEUROPSYCHOLOGIST

A Neuropsychologist evaluates  patients  with depression and anxiety, that is commonly seen after any major  life-changing illness or injury and guides them through the process of rehabilitation  thereby improving their quality of life through motivation and counseling.  Performing an in-depth cognitive assessment and planning cognitive re-training exercises and compensatory strategies is also a major treatment aspect of a Neuropsychologist.

NUTRITIONIST

Malnutrition or undernourishment is a common problem in this population. For optimal recovery,  a Nutritionist recommends an appropriate intake of nutrition.

REHABILITATION NURSE

A Rehabilitation Nurse  trains patients with central nervous system injury to manage their bowel and bladder independently.  Performing and training wound care management for patients with pressure ulcers are also handled by a Rehabilitation Nurse.

EXPECTATIONS OF RECOVERY

Depending on the severity and chronicity (time duration since injury/illness) of the injury/illness, your recovery time may differ. Complete neurological recovery is often possible if the injury is mild to moderate. In the case of a moderate to severe injury, a complete neurological recovery may not be possible and therefore the goal will be to help you be as independent as possible and integrate you into the community despite your physical and/or cognitive limitation. If the injury is too severe, then the goal would be to improve your quality of life by helping you be as independent as possible with your day to day living, decrease pain and prevent complications.

Hi, How long can an end stage dementia patient can live? She is 90 years old. She is eating food and drinking water well. But for every activities she needs help. Most of the time she do not open eyes and keep saying she is not well. Can not recognize anything or anyone. But when we give food she eats it. She use to urinate in bed so we are using diapers. She talks rarely. Always in a doz off state when waked up. Is also having pain around hips and taking medicines for that.

MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, MS - General Surgery, Genito Urinary Surgery
Urologist, Ludhiana
Hi, How long can an end stage dementia patient can live? She is 90 years old. She is eating food and drinking water w...
It is difficult to say for how long the patient will live. Obviously she is taking orally means she is doing well as of now but for daily routine activities she needs help.
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I HAVE chronic migraine problem last 10 years. I took many types of medicines but no result. How will be cure? Please reply.

Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Ayurveda, Kanpur
Brahmi Vati 125 Mg Twice a Day Ashta Moorti Avleh 10 Gm Twice a Day Relief In 5-6 Days and for Complete Cure Take it for 60 Days Only Avoid Oily and Spicy Food
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Hello Dr. Mera L4-L5 nas dab rahi h main physiotherapy kra rahi hu but koi fayda ni h. Dr. Dry needling karne ko bol rhe kya ye krana sahi hoga? Isse aaram milega? Please suggest me. Thanks.

BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
U can go ahead but you need to take proper strict bed rest along with the treatment also as the pain reduces you need to learn Back strengthening exs.
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I am 37 years old, patient of epilepsy and taking eptoin 100 mg & phenobarbitone 60 mg since 1998 and now I am facing some problems in concentration, hearing, IQ is to much weak, problem in remembering, sometimes when I am asking a question from my friends, I forget what was the Question please Help me.

M.D.PSYCHIATRY, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hello lybrate-user. In my opinion there is a need to reviewed and adjusted as per your current status. Kindly consult your neurologist again.
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I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer's disease. Is this true?

M.D.PSYCHIATRY, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
I recently read that researchers believe certain foods might cure Alzheimer's disease. Is this true?
Hello. No there is no cure of Alzheimers. All these theories are under research nothing has robust evidence yet.
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I'm suffering from numbness how can I release that. please give me suggestion sir.

MD - Medicine
General Physician, Surat
I'm suffering from numbness how can I release that. please give me suggestion sir.
Numbness could be due to various reasons. You need to get your blood reports done and then n then only one can help you.
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I am 45 years female and from the last 3 days I am feeling electric shock like feeling in my body for 1 sec. Actually I am taking the treatment for bacterial infection from 3 days. Is this because of this treatment or any neurological problem. please advice.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi, Lybrate user, ,Multiple scelerosis is caused of physical or emotional stress with a sensation of electric shock. Ensure sound sleep for 6/7 hrs in the night. Go for meditation to reduce your stress to calm your nerves inorder to check your problem. Your diet be easily digestible on time to check gastric disorder that triggers to experience such type of symptoms. Tk, homoeopathic medicine:@.Hypericum 30-5 drops, thrice. Avoid,junkfood. Tk, care.
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Hi, My father has alzheimer's for the last 5 yrs. And it is getting worse with time. He hardly sleeps at night, nor does he let others at home sleep. It has become a huge problem for us to handle him and has started to affect my work due to sleep depravity. Are there any generic medicines that we can give him so he sleeps more? Also any other vital input regarding handling people with Alzheimer's would be greatly appreciated.

M.D.PSYCHIATRY, Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (M.B.B.S.), Medicine
Psychiatrist, Jaipur
Hi, My father has alzheimer's for the last 5 yrs. And it is getting worse with time. He hardly sleeps at night, nor d...
HI lybrate-user. Unfortunately Alzohmers is progressive diesase. Your father has behavioural and psychological symptoms of diesase. He could be started on low dose mediciness to calm him down. Some therapies like music, art, dance, aroma etc also proven to be somewhat effective. You can try it.
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