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My wife has been under treatment for OA knee and having ortho medicines for last one year. The problem still prevails and she has problems in uphill, down hill walk specially through stairs. Also has muscular swelling.
Hi this question is regarding my mother, who is 52 years of age, a patient of high B. P (around 180 max.), she got operated for hyper adenoma recently at AIIMS, New Delhi (operation date 18 Feb. 2015), India. After operation doctors discharged her from hospital saying that every thing is normal now and minor pain in joints especially in leg joints will make slow recovery. A recent diagnose of KFT, Thyroid, depicts normal situation with Blood count of 8mg, onwards to this pain in joints marginally faded away but not completely. She is complaining a minor pain same as the prior to adenoma removal, that's too same part of the neck. Is there any possibility of that gland increasing in size again producing more calcium again than required normally. Do we have to get her operated again for same? Please suggest dieting precautions also? Her blood count is not increasing, is that normal, as her blood count had gone dropped steep down by 12mg to 4 mg prior to operation with in 2 months?
My legs become heavy below knees after having beer and I do not have drinks nor do I smoke but rarely I have a beer with friends that too one bottle but from last two three time I have observed that legs become heavy and pain too much .
I am 25 year old male and have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days but haven't got any relief. What should I do now? please help me.
Hi In my right side leg is always pain below the knees, this problem I have 4 years but I didn't take any medicine.
The spine plays a very crucial role, both from a person’s movement and sensation point of view. It carries the nervous supply for a lot of internal organs and the lower body. By virtue of its structure, it also helps in movement through the disks. Due to various reasons, spinal injury is common, causing pain along the back, lower extremities, neck etc.
Medicines and exercise are the first line of treatment for most spinal injuries. The issue, however, is that these only provide relief from the pain and the medicines, but do not actually ‘rectify’ the underlying problem. Whether it is a herniated disk or a pinched nerve, the medicines and exercise can relieve the symptoms, but the disk continues to be herniated and the nerve continues to be pinched. Definite treatment is in the form of surgery, and with recent advancements in the field of spinal surgery, there are minimally invasive surgical options, which provide complete cure with minimal recovery time. Some of the benefits of this are listed below-
- Smaller incision compared to traditional surgical procedures, where only the injured area is accessed
- The surrounding tissues are untouched, unless they are injured and require repair
- Lesser bleeding compared to earlier techniques
- Lesser painful procedure
- Reduced hospitalization period
- Quicker recovery and return to normal activities
The question, however, is whether this is indicated in everybody. A detailed discussion with your surgeon keeping the below points in mind will help identify the answer for this. The main driver should be the answer to the question – will the surgery be able to effectively relieve you of the pain and symptoms? Additionally, the following factors help in getting better results out of a minimally invasive spinal surgery.
- Presence of symptoms relating to nerve compression, including pain from the spine down the leg.
- Recent onset of symptoms, with pain starting days to months before seeing the doctor. This indicates the condition is relatively new and so damage is minimal, indicating favorable outcome. Chronic pain conditions take slightly longer time compared to recent injuries.
- People with active lifestyle who engage in regular physical exercise are likely to have better benefits from the minimally invasive procedure.
- Smoking reduces blood flow to the spine, leading to disk degeneration and weakening of bones. Healing is highly slowed down and recovery is overall delayed.
- Excessive weight puts strain on the back, and so healing can be delayed or badly affected with more complications. It is not a contraindication, but be prepared for a longer recovery period.