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Dr. Dilip Kumar

Orthopedist, Chennai

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Dr. Dilip Kumar Orthopedist, Chennai
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Dr. Dilip Kumar is a popular Orthopedist in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. He is currently associated with Nagamani Hospital in Vasantha Hospital, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Dilip Kumar on Lybrate.com.

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12 Questions You Must Ask Your Spine Surgeon

MCh - Neurosurgery, MBBS
Neurosurgeon, Chennai
12 Questions You Must Ask Your Spine Surgeon

Spine surgeries are complicated and have serious repercussions if the procedure doesn’t go as planned. Probing your doctor is therefore very critical to ensure a safe operation and early post-op recovery. Questions can range from the type of treatment chosen for speedy recovery to side effects. Here is a list of questions that you need to ask your spine surgeon:

1. Why is the surgery recommended?
Typically, there could be more than one treatment option for a particular problem. Your doctor should be able to tell you very precisely as to why the surgery is recommended and how it is going to address the problem.

2. Is there any non-surgical option?
Many spine related issues can be treated with medicines and physiotherapy. Ask your doctor if such options exist.

3. Explain the surgical procedure in detail
Your doctor should explain the whole surgical procedure, explaining the minute details and help will help you to understand the implications.

4. What is the duration of the surgery?
Spine surgeries do not take more than 2 hours. It, however, depends on the procedure that is being performed. You can also take the package for Reducing Joint/Muscle Pains.

5. How will the surgery address the pain?
It is important to know the source of the pain. Exploratory surgeries are not performed on the spine. Ask your doctor how he intends to address the pain through the surgery.

6. What are the risks involved?
Risks and side effects vary from patient to patient. For instance, a person with obesity, spondylitis and smoking has greater chances of complications associated with the operation.

7. Will the doctor perform the whole procedure or he will use practicing surgeons and intern for the job?
Many senior surgeons use interns and junior surgeons to perform a minor procedure. Get a clear understanding of the role of the doctor and his assistants. It is a good idea to know the background if the surgical team who is going to perform the procedure.

8. What is the success rate of the doctor for the procedure he is going to perform?
A successful spine surgeon should be able to give you valid data on his/her success rate and the overall success rate of surgeons all across the country.

9. How many days do you need to spend in hospital?
Your hospital stay is directly related to your insurance. It is essential to get a clear picture on the same.

10. Whether a back brace is necessary after surgery?
Limiting the spine movement speed the process of healing. Most Doctors suggest braces after a spine surgery.

11. What is the time required for recovery?
The recovery greatly varies from patient to patient. What you should ask your Doctor is the expected time required for you to join your job/school.

12. Will there be any physical limitation after the operations?
Many spine surgeries require you to refrain from strenuous jobs for a while. For instance, certain surgeries require you to stay away from driving for a while. Address all these apprehensions from your doctor.

If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a specilized orthopedist and ask a free question.

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I delivered my 2nd daughter 1year & 1month ago and it's a normal delivery. I was feeding day & night till 1year & now only at nights ((ie.) 3 to 4 times after she started sleeping at night, till morning). Still I didn't get my menses. My bottom stomach & legs are painful, now & then, since the last 2 weeks.

MBBS, DGO (cal)
General Physician,
I delivered my 2nd daughter 1year & 1month ago and it's a normal delivery. I was feeding day & night till 1year & now...
As you are lactating still, you may not menstruate what is called lactational amenorrhoea. As you are waning breast feeding so be cautious about contraception. Preferably your husband use condoms till your menstruation starts then consult your gynaecologist for contraception advice.
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My mom is 50 years old, she has a very severe back pain down of backbone. She has gone through surgery n her uterus was removed later they again did laparoscopy due to infection in ovary. Can't c mother in pain please I need a solution for her problem.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
My mom is 50 years old, she has a very severe back pain down of backbone. She has gone through surgery n her uterus w...
Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Bhujang asana.
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Pain in my shoulders and neck. What I should it?

General Physician,
Pain in my shoulders and neck. What I should it?
Apply volini gel on neck. do warm fomentation. do neck muscle exercises, avoid high pillow. consult if not ok.
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I am 20 years old. I have spondylolisthesis grade 2, L5-S1. I am doing physiotherapy for last 1 yr. I still have pain so much in my lower back. Can you tell me what should I do.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lucknow
I am 20 years old. I have spondylolisthesis grade 2, L5-S1. I am doing physiotherapy for last 1 yr. I still have pain...
1.Trayodashang guggul 1 Golgi three time 2.mahavatvidhvansan 1 Golgi three time 3.ekangveer ras 1 Golgi two times 4.maharasnadi kwath 3 tsf two times use these, or consult me for ayurvedic treatments and package.
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I am suffering from back pain as well as shoulder pain. What I can do to minimize it?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), DYA (DIPLOMA IN YOG & AYURVED), D.I.H.M (DIPLOMA IN INDUSTRIAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT)
Ayurveda, Nashik
I am suffering from back pain as well as shoulder pain. What I can do to minimize it?
1) do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min. Afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) start natural calcium supplement. 3) do regular stretching exercise 4) in yoga do bhujangasan, halasan & suryanamaskar. 1) do massage with warm sesame oil or suitable oil for 15 min. Afterwards take hot fomentation for 10 min. 2) start natural calcium supplement. 3) do regular stretching exercise 4) in yoga do bhujangasan, halasan & suryanamaskar. Life-style correction you must start ayurvedic medicines to 1) strengthen bones & muscles. 2) stop further degeneration of joint. 3) healing of joint. 4) release muscular spasm even chronic. 5) reduce swelling & pain.
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I am 18 years old boy. I have to many grey hairs and my joints pain a lot and how to remove the stretch marks from body?

B.H.M.S
Homeopath, Patna
I am 18 years old boy. I have to many grey hairs and my joints pain a lot and how to remove the stretch marks from body?
Wiesbaden 30 one drop daily for one month 2. Berberis vul q 5 drop twice daily in a cup of wter for one month.
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What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment remedy if any. Every day morning my both hands become suun awastha mai rehta hai.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
What can do for always open ours all veins for proper blood circulation. And also my tmj click. Any homely treatment ...
Do learn Stretching and Strengthening exercises from physiotherapist Elevation and Moving often as possible to all limbs Best Wishes.
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My husband had a fall from active n gt a hit on hips so he has some muscle pain we had gone to a orthopedic so he suggested medicine for 5 days Myotop DSr and pantosec DSr but there still pain while sitting in straight position. Wat shld b done.

BHMS
Homeopath, Sindhudurg
My husband had a fall from active n gt a hit on hips so he has some muscle pain we had gone to a orthopedic so he sug...
Homoepathic treatment arnica 30 4pills 3 times hurt 200 4pills 3 times muscuheal oil 3 times for 3 days and revert back if pain still persist.
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I am 23 years old I have neck pain problem what should I do?

Certified Diabetes Educator, Registered Dietitian (RD), PGDD, Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S), General Physician
Dietitian/Nutritionist,
What is the severity of pain? is the pain continous or intermittent? is it pulsating? since pain is a complex phenomenon, there are many treatment options medications, therapies, and mind-body techniques. Apart from pain killers, there is evidence that certain dietary supplements and vitamins can help with certain types of pain. Fish oil is often used to reduce pain associated with swelling. A therapeutic diet complemented with few medications for pain management can also work wonders. Do reply back for medication prescriptions. Being also a general physician and registered dietitian, I prescribe both evidence based herbal as well as allopathic medicines complementing with dietary guidelines and home remedies carefully personalized for each individual patient.
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Causes of knee pain

General Physician (AM)
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Chandigarh
Causes of knee pain
1. Acute knee pain

Sudden knee pain is usually due to an injury, the common ones being:
Tendon injuries: tendons attach muscle to bone, and are prone to injury, especially in athletes. Sudden rupture partial or complete will cause pain, and prevent normal movement of the joint. More commonly, inflammation sets in, especially in the quadriceps and patellar tendons (tendonitis)

Ligament injuries: the knee has two ligaments inside the joint and two outside, connecting the femur and tibia, and stabilising the joint. Tearing any of the these ligaments often results from contact sports, or a heavy fall, and causes immediate pain, which is worse on walking or bending the knee. Damage to the internal ligaments may cause the knee to give way when weight is put on the leg.

Meniscus injuries: the meniscus is a cartilage cushion inside the joint. A tear of the meniscus can cause pain, worsening over 24 to 48 hours. The tear may lift a piece of the cartilage off which then flaps between the knee bones (like a bucket-handle) this can cause locking of the joint, preventing full straightening of the leg. Alternatively, a piece of the meniscus can break off, and move around in the joint space, interfering with normal movement. Old or repeated injuries can lead to degeneration of the meniscus.

Dislocation: this commonly affects the kneecap, and is easily seen. Dislocation may become a recurrent problem.

Gout: although this is a chronic underlying disorder, an attack of gout occurs suddenly, causing intense pain and swelling which can last up to two weeks, then clear, leaving normal joint movement.

Bursitis: this is inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs outside the joint, over which the tendons slide. Commonly the bursa at the front of the knee (pre-patellar bursa) is affected, causing pain when kneeling.

Ilio-tibial band: athletes, especially runners, are prone to this disorder, in which the ligament from the hip bone to the tibia is tight, and chafes against the outer femur

Osgood-schlatter disease is an overuse problem found mainly in athletic teenagers, and can affect one or both knees.

Septic arthritis can follow an injury. In addition to pain, the patient will be ill and feverish.

2. Chronic knee pain

This is often due to a previous injury, but is associated with several underlying medical conditions.

Osteoarthritis is the commonest type. It is an age-related condition, sometimes called wear and tear arthritis, and is caused by gradual degeneration of the joint cartilage. The pain varies from day to day, is often worse in the mornings, and eventually leads to a stiff joint.

Rheumatoid arthritis is a destructive auto-immune disease, often involving both knee joints. Acute flare-ups alternate with quiescent periods. Pain, stiffness & swelling eventually lead to loss of mobility and a destroyed, deformed joint.

Chondromalacia patellae describes a condition of pain under the kneecap, due to mild arthritis of the patella. It is common in young women. Pain is worse after sitting, or with rising from the chair or going up stairs, and patients report a sensation of grating under the kneecap.

Tumours: malignant tumours of bone (like osteogenic sarcoma) can cause pain and swelling near the knee. This must be excluded in a young patient who has no history of sport injury or any underlying medical condition.
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I am 46 and I have slight pain at my knee after sitting for 15-20 minutes. Please advice me what to do?

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I am 46 and I have slight pain at my knee after sitting for 15-20 minutes. Please advice me what to do?
This is a general strain due to excessive walking or standing and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes. One time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain.
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1 year ago I had done dieting because of high amount of fat in my body. Now I am suffering from joint pain specially in hand; is this because of scarcity of calcium?

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
1 year ago I had done dieting because of high amount of fat in my body. Now I am suffering from joint pain specially ...
You should take Acupressure therapy and take Biochemic Kali mur 200x + Nat mur 200x 4 tab each thrice a day with warm water and take it 5 days than consult private online.
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I have too much a back pain and I don't know how to handle it by the by Iam a student? please give me a suggestions.

MSc in Orhopedic Physiotherapy (UK), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Bangalore
I have too much a back pain and I don't know how to handle it by the by Iam a student? please give me a suggestions.
Here are some tips for how to handle your back pain: -stop normal physical activity for the first few days. This will help relieve your symptoms and reduce any swelling in the area of the pain. -apply heat or ice to the painful area. One good method is to use ice for the first 48 to 72 hours, and then use heat. Take pain relievers medicine. --while sleeping, try lying in a curled-up, fetal position with a pillow between your legs. If you usually sleep on your back, place a pillow or rolled towel under your knees to relieve pressure. -do not perform activities that involve heavy lifting or twisting of your back for the first 6 weeks after the pain begins. -avoid bending forward and sitting in a place for long time -stretching and strengthening exercises are important. But, starting these exercises too soon after an injury can make your pain worse. -some physiotherapy treatment like ift can give you some relief. -a physical therapist can tell you when to begin stretching and strengthening exercises and how to do them. Take a private consultation with a physiotherapist. Best wishes.
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I am having intense pain in foot and area of right leg between the knee and ankle as I walk. I think this was caused as I started running on hard ground since past few days. Earlier I used to run on much softer and grassy ground so I didn't felt this kinda pain. I am worried about it. So, can you please share some tips which can help me to relieve the pain?

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I am having intense pain in foot and area of right leg between the knee and ankle as I walk. I think this was caused ...
Hello Lybrate user according to Ayurveda Vata vikriti is the main factor for pain. Treatment- 1-apply prasarini oil or pranacharya restopain oil on your affected part and give hot water fomentation. 2-take yograj guggul and agni tundi vati after lunch and dinner with warm water. 3-Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. 4-Take pranacharya vatari capsule and syrup twice a day. Diet- Avoid fermented food. Junk food. Potato rice. Sleep well.
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I am 28 year old and I sometimes have back bone pain from last 2 years and when I do sit ups I receive back bone pain.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I am 28 year old and I sometimes have back bone pain from last 2 years and when I do sit ups I receive back bone pain.
Patient needs to be examined in detail & be investigated. Anyway you may try- 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 knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take. For emergency treatment contact your nearest hospital or family doctor. If it does not give relief in 4-5 days then inform me.
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Hello my question is. I feel tired on my wake-up everyday sometimes very worse deep breathing after 10 min walk and stretching it become ok not completely .I do workout on evening after that I fell tired till morning and muscle pain on my chest and back .how to get rid of this morning tiredness.

MBBS, DM - Cardiology, MD
Cardiologist, Hyderabad
Hello my question is. I feel tired on my wake-up everyday sometimes very worse deep breathing after 10 min walk and s...
You may be having inadequate or poor quality sleep. Also need to check hemoglobin, thyroid,sugar etc blood tests.
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The neurologist has prescribed aten-50, cilacar-10. Rebiprazole-20, revortril0. 5 & rejunex cd3 for me for shaking of body and hypertension. Please Advise me are these medicines appropriate?

MD - Alternative Medicine
Alternative Medicine Specialist, Mumbai
Believe in your doctor prescription or go for second opinion online prescription without study your case might be no more useful for you.
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I am 19 year old and I have back pain in my back bone.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist,
I am 19 year old and I have back pain in my back bone.
Hi I can understand your problem. # relax & stay positive. # take hot and cold foementation. # change sleeping position. # use lumber support. Not all back pains are same, you need specific treatment plan according to your symptoms. To discuss your backpain in detail reply in private consultation. Wishing you a good health.
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I meet an accident 15 days ago continuing with calcium medicine and glucosamine only and my x ray was this .pls help me with how to heal fast and be in a better stage I am an athlete.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
As of now I will suggest you to eat nutritious home made food with adequate fluid intake and take physical rest and upload the images for further guidance.
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