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Dr. D. R. Shankar

MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery

Neurosurgeon, Chennai

17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
Dr. D. R. Shankar MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery Neurosurgeon, Chennai
17 Years Experience  ·  300 at clinic
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To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies....more
To provide my patients with the highest quality healthcare, I'm dedicated to the newest advancements and keep up-to-date with the latest health care technologies.
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Dr. D. R. Shankar is a trusted Neurosurgeon in madurai, Chennai. Doctor has had many happy patients in his/her 17 years of journey as a Neurosurgeon. Doctor has done MBBS, MS - General Surgery, MCh - Neuro Surgery . Doctor is currently associated with Sivakarthick Clinic in madurai, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. D. R. Shankar and consult privately on Lybrate.com.

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Education
MBBS - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2000
MS - General Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2003
MCh - Neuro Surgery - Madras Medical College, Chennai - 2007
Professional Memberships
Indian Medical Association (IMA)

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I get numbness in my feet and feet fingers while walking and it is connected to spinal compression.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I get numbness in my feet and feet fingers while walking and it is connected to spinal compression.
Do Take IFT and vacuum Therapy Physiotherapy treatment for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from physiotherapist Best wishes.
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I feel like getting a brain stroke at nights before getting into deep sleep. It happens every day.

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
Please Do meditation regularly before going to sleep Take Cap tagara by Himalaya 2 per day for 3 months Go for morning and evening walk daily with relaxed mind daily.
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Is there any home medicine for migraine related vertigo. I am having motion sickness when walking and my doctor specified its migraine related vertigo. Is this causes tiredness and bitterness in mouth too? Would like to see if any homeopathy medicine is available for migraine related vertigo.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
hello,according to ayurveda migraine & vertigo might be due to increased body heat & indigestion etc. i need complete history & details to treat you accordingly. consult privately.
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My mother is 53 years old women. And still not attained menopause. Also suffers from migraine. Is it normal? as it pains a lot. To do any sort of tests we neither have time nor money. Please help.

Diploma in Family Medicine, Fellowship in Diabetology, Diploma in Diabetology, FCCP, MBBS
General Physician,
Do not worry about your mother. It is the age she will attain menopause. Regarding migraine headache ---- let her take adequate fluids, regular diet, stress to be avoided, sleep well at night, avoid, walk in sunlight mid day time, no test is required morning walk & exercise adviced.
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I have headache every week I think it is a symptom. Of migraine what should I do doctor?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
Hello, you may be having headache because of stress/ refractory problems/ any ENT problem or may be Migraine Headache follow advises given below: You can take(If No drug allergy) : 1. Tablet Crocin (Paracetamol 500 mg) one tablet after food when required for headache after food for 2-3 days (maximum 2 tablets with gap of 12 hour can be taken in a day) 2. Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day 3. Get check eyes for refractive error 4.We need to go for ENT evaluation to rule out sinusitis 5. Get BP checked 6. Regular physical exercise and meditation and yoga complete history of your headache for further management like duration, severity, aggravating factors/relieving/ triggering/ associated factor to reach diagnosis consult physician for further management.
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I am suffering from migraine. Yesterday got a migraine attack and now I am having swollen eyes. please recommend me some medicine to get rid of swelling.

PDDM, MHA, MBBS
General Physician, Nashik
I have gone through your question and understand your concerns. Continous chronic migraine needs prophylaxis treatment for decreasing migraine attacks and remission. For management of migraine you need to follow following things. 1) avoid fasting, skipped or delayed meals, excessive chocolates or coffee. 2) Take proper sleep and timely diet Medication can be started Flunarizine Amitryptiline: sedation common side effects Topiramate: memory disturbances and risk of angle closure glaucoma and renal stone Divalproate: Weight gain You need to discuss with your treating neurologist about all these options and associated risk and side effects. The response to treatment comes in a month time with these medications. For instant pain control, pain killers may be taken. Hope you found the answer helpful. Do get back to me for further queries.
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What are The symptoms of migraine? I get severe headache usually. I guess its migraine, so tell me the symptoms please.

MBBS
General Physician, Cuttack
Unilateral Headache, eye pain Throbbing and pulsating pain Nausea and Vomiting Increased sensitivity to light and sound Feeling of Dizzy or Faint
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In the year 2011 a epilepsy seizure has occur in me and then I become unconscious. My family member took me to hospital and when I came conscious I feel very pain in my waist from back side. The pain is always coming in winter season yearly. It is difficult to me to sit and stand again.

FRCS - Neurosurgery(UK), M.Ch - Neuro Surgery, MS - General Surgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Ahmedabad
In epilepsy patient after epilepsy episode pain occur in limb andjoints due to vigorous contraction of muscle of limb. It is gradually resolved. You have to treat epilepsy.
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I am suffering from severe headache from few days I am scared that it is migraine so what should I do?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
You need complete evaluation Tell me 1.Do you have eye pain/ strain 2. Any ENT problem like cough/ cold/ blocked nose? 3.Stress/ anxiety 4.Are you taking sleep properly? Follow advices given below Adequate sleep 6-8 hr in a day Get check eyes for refractive error Get BP checked Regular physical exercise meditation Consult Physician/ me for further management
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I am 25year old. My hand vibrate. Please Dr. Help me. I am not drink alcohol regular. Only occasionally.

BAMS
Ayurveda, Ambala
The cause of shaking of hands are * muscular weakness in hands * improper neurological functions of hand nerves * restlessness of body * deficiency of nutrition in body. To get relief from shaking of hands * give a balanced diet with vegetables, cereals, milk, fruits. Sit in the sun rays for atleast 8-10 minutes daily. * do bhramari pranayam twice a day. Practice sarwangasan and sit with the gyan mudra in hands. These asans & mudra calm down your brain & relieve from nervousness & restlessness. * take rogan badam (almond oil) and put it 1/2 tea spoon in a glass of milk and drink it in the morning. * take 2 teaspoon of ashvagandharistha added in a glass of water once a day
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Hello I was diagnosed for epilepsy for 2 years and last year my course get completed but from then my hairs are falling out.

MBBS,J.R. Neurology
General Physician,
If you have been using sodium valproate then hairfall is probably due to the drug. Consult a dermatologist for other causes of alopecia. Take care.
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I have epilepsy I am in medication with Oxytol 300 for two years Since then I haven't experienced any seizures my doctor says it will take 2-3 years to cure. I want to ask what is the reason for it? Can the medication cause long term health risks? My CT scan of brain is normal and my recent EEG report shows" Sharp transients occurring from both hemispheres of brain" as it showed two years before. Am I improving?

MBBS
General Physician, Jalgaon
If you didn't got any seizures in last 2 yrs it is good I will suggest few points Pl go for morning walk in greenery to give more oxygen supply to brain Do pranayam in greenery Anulom-vilom pranayam is very helpful Do meditation regularly to give rest to your brain Continue your treatment Take Cap Brahmi by Himalaya 2 2 for 3to 6mths Put some cow ghee drops in both nostrils and take deep breath Repeat EEG after 6mths to see the changes
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I have tingling sensation on my right hand knuckles and fingers. What could be major reason for same? I constantly feel sleepy and tired. My fasting hemoglobin is 14. Doctor advised me to take course of 10 Vitamin B12 Injections and 3 vitamin D3. I have taken all of them. Still there is no improvement. What is the remedy for same?

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have tingling sensation on my right hand knuckles and fingers. What could be major reason for same? I constantly fe...
There are many conditions associated with fatigue and tingling. * Diabetes is one of the most common causes. * Alcoholism - Alcohol consumption causes tingling in extremities. * Nerve injury to Neck.
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Sir I feel some upper part of my leg is sleeping I feel this from 2 or 3 days how to solve it.

MBBS, MD - General Medicine, DM - Neurology
Neurologist, Hyderabad
Sir I feel some upper part of my leg is sleeping I feel this from 2 or 3 days how to solve it.
It is possible that you are suffering from neuropraxia, due to mechanical pressure on the peripheral nerves. You would get better on own in a few days. You may take vitamin supplements.
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Please give information about brain chemical test? And it is safe test for our brain?

MBBS, cc USG
General Physician, Gurgaon
This are the test done for psychiatric illnesses like depression etc safety will depend upon type of test eg invasive test/ non invasive test.
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I have gastric ulcer and thyroid TSH 8.24 taking thyronorm 25 mcg, ciplar la, lonazep .25 mg I feel weakness, dull, nerves shivering can I know the cause.

MBBS, MD
Endocrinologist, Delhi
I am not convinced with medicine you are taking other than thyroid hormone for hypothyroidism. These symptoms may be due to hypothyroidism but may be increased with ciplar LA and lonazep. Please consult a Physician.
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