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I can treat a wide range of neurological, orthopedic, cancer, amputation, burns, cardiac, pulmonary, geriatric, and pediatric conditions primarily through exercises using an interdisciplinary team approach and reduce pain and disability to help you lead an independent life.
MD - Brain Injury Medicine - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - 2017
MD - Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation - New York Medical College - 2014
MD - Internal Medicine - Unity Health System - 2013
Excellence in research and scholarly pursuits
Excellence in research and scholarly pursuits
Association of Academic Physiatrists
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
American Congress Rehabilitation Medicine
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Asked for male, 75 years old from Siliguri
My father was prescribed xarelto 20 mg od. As his creatine is 1.3 and he is having lumber spondylitis so, can he continue xarelto 20, as he is suffering from back pain after started taking it. Can he stop taking xarelto and start warfarin? Pls inform.
Xarelto dosing can be adjusted if there are kidney problems but certainly not contraindicated. However, exact dosing needs to be calculated based on his creatinine clearance (a measurement used to define kidney function). Regarding your question on back pain from Xarelto - if you very sure the pain started after taking the medication or got very worse after taking the medication and it's unbearable, then it's not a bad idea to talk to your doctor who prescribed the medication about switching to other blood thinners such as warfarin. It's not advisable to make that switch yourself.
HI, I am looking for treatment of my uncle paralysed in an accident, body Below waist do not work or feel, hand and finger are not work properly, using urine bag he's at this standstill position since 2005, he's alive just due to his old mother, his father is not living with him, they spent their whole property in his treatment but results are zero. Can you please help them or provide any other link who can help them for the shake of good. I can see his mother to serve his child at the age of 70 years. Please do something if you can. Am waiting for your kindly response Thanks.
Dear lybrate-user, I am sorry to hear about your uncle. Based on the description, looks like he has a complete spinal cord injury. Although his paralysis may never improve I think his potential to improve his function (I.e. Doing things independently despite the paralysis) is certainly possible if the paralysis is only below his waist and his arms work well. To improve his function he needs training on how to do things independently. There is a rehabilitation hospital in Bagayam, Vellore in Tamil Nadu, where they treat individuals with disabilities. Please email to learn more about their services and admit your uncle.
Asked for female, 21 years
Hi, Last Friday My father got paralysis attack on his left side. He was having fast of Muharram. He is sugar patient, BP Patient, and heart patient too. Dr. did city scene and told a blood clot on left side. Now we don't know about diet plan. What we give him to eat. He is getting to much irritated by us.
Dear lybrate-user, I'm sorry to hear about your father's condition. He seems to have suffered a stroke which often causes swallow impairment. It's advisable to have a swallow assessment by a speech-language pathologist who can analyze the extent of the problem and recommend appropriate diet for him. Please enquire around as you may be able to have them come to your house to assess your father. If you give him something without a formal assessment by a speech-language pathologist then he is at high risk of aspiration (I.e. Food going into the lungs) and develop pneumonia.
Asked for male, 68 years old from Bangalore
I have severe lower back pain associated with thighs butts and knee pain .zI need some pain killer daily to come out of the pain. What exercise do you recommend for me to avoid the pain killers.
Dear Lybrate user, Thank you for the detailed description. It looks like you may have lumbar spinal stenosis based on the symptoms you are describing. Lumbar spinal stenosis can happen because of various reasons such as degenerative disc disease, disc bulge, disc prolapse etc. If whatever pain killer you are taking is helping, you can continue the same for symptomatic relief for short duration. However, exercises are necessary to help in the long run. Please do this daily for 2 months and if you continue to have pain after that please visit a Physiotherapist in person.
Asked for male, 37 years old from Indore
Hi, I want to know that How to clear voice after paralysis attack? Is it curable or not? Please suggest me.
Dear lybrate-user, You have given me limited information and I will try to answer your question the best I can understand it. If someone sustained a paralysis of the arms and legs due to a brain injury (stroke, brain tumor, brain trauma etc) and also has difficulty with speech (I assume that's what you are referring to) then the recovery depends on various factors. Factors such as duration of the issue, how much did it recover by itself during that time period, severity of the injury, etc. If the severity of the injury is small then even complete recovery is possible however often times some residual speech difficulty is still noted even after months or years. There are some medications that can be used as well as speech-language therapy to enhance recovery. Again, I hope my assumption of what you were trying to ask is accurate. If not, please repost your question with more details or contact me directly and it will be answered..
Asked for female, 24 years old from Delhi
Hello sir. I am an intern. From last one wk I had vague pain in lower back which occurs on on bending forward. 3-4 days back I had viral infection and I had vomiting also. And while doing so I suffered a jerk in my back after that I am not able to sit. I can sleep or walk but its very painful when I sit. Even if I try to sit straight my back pains a lot.
Dear lybrate-user, It looks like you may have suffered a muscle strain considering the onset of pain while doing a particular activity (i.e. Vomiting in your case) and variation in pain with certain movements. If the pain is in the spinal column itself then it's likely a disc problem which would also explain your onset of pain and variation with movements. Since you have not mentioned the exact location I'm not able to give you specific diagnosis. However, it does seem musculoskeletal related issue. Hope this helps. If you wish discuss further you can set up an appointment to contact me.
Asked for female, 59 years old from Visakhapatnam
Hi, I had taken a lot of medicine for my tennis elbow. I don't play tennis What ar d simple exercises I can do. I'm 59 years of age and also have knee pain.
Lateral epicondylitis (tennis elbow) doesn't occur only among tennis players. It just happens more among tennis players because of certain movements they frequently perform. It can be cured with exercises but it is important that these exercises are being taught properly by a professional. Showing pictures of exercises could help you but it also increases the chance of injury (because it's being done without supervision). It is advisable to see a Physiotherapist in person who can confirm the diagnosis (if not already made by a medical professional), and can teach and supervise exercises. Once you are doing it properly you can continue these exercises at home.
Asked for male, 24 years old from Hyderabad
Hi good morning to all my dear doctors I'm suffering from bone pains like (knee, femoral head or femoral neck, metacarpals, calcaneus, ankle pains, almost all my bones started paining. While i'm walking getting knee and joint pains, sir please let me know why these problems coming to me and what are the methods to recover.
Dear lybrate-user, There are various reasons one may have multiple joint or overall body pain. Often times the cause is rheumatological. It would be advisable to see a rheumatologist in person so they can get a full history from you, perform a physical exam and order appropriate tests if necessary to find out the cause so they can treat it appropriately. If all the work up is normal then the problem is likely myofascial pain syndrome or fibromyalgia which can treated with regular aerobic and strengthening exercises and medications.
Asked for female, 48 years old from Saharanpur
I am 48 years old I am having a knee pain problem. It has been a long time when my knee was filled with water and was pumped out from injections. After that I had my treatment for about 9 months but after 3 years means now it has started again. So now what shall I do.
There could be various reasons for someone to develop swelling of the knee. It could because of trauma, infection, inflammation etc. Since I'm not sure what was the cause in your case it's better to see an orthopedician or a rheumatologist in person. They can get a full history, perform an examination and advise appropriate testing to come up a reason for your knee swelling and recommend appropriate treatment.
Asked for female, 33 years old from Hyderabad
My father got attacked by paralysis. what tablets to be used. Right now we are using only divlux od.
Dear lybrate-user, I'm sorry to hear about your father. Medications to improve paralysis depends on the cause of the paralysis. There is some evidence for usage of medication in brain injury population particularly stroke. Since your father is on Divlux I suspect he had some sort of brain injury such as stroke, trauma, brain tumor, bleeding etc. Also, these medications need to used along with therapies such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy etc for optimal outcome. Hope this helps. If you require more information feel free to contact me.
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