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Dr. S.Mahalakshmi

Physiotherapist, Chennai

Dr. S.Mahalakshmi Physiotherapist, Chennai
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Dr. S.Mahalakshmi is a trusted Physiotherapist in Kodungaiyur, Chennai. Doctor is currently practising at Pavithra Hospital in Kodungaiyur, Chennai. Book an appointment online with Dr. S.Mahalakshmi on Lybrate.com.

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Spine Surgery - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

DNB NEUROSURGERY, M.B.B.S.
Neurosurgeon, Durgapur
Spine Surgery - 10 Facts You Must Be Aware Of!

Spine surgeries are complicated and have serious repercussions if the procedure is not planned well. A thorough communication with 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 a 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 is 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. He should also discuss the alternative treatments available with their respective advantages and pitfalls. 

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

3. Explain the surgical procedure in detail. 
Your doctor should explain the whole surgical procedure, in as much detail as you think is required for you to understand what is going to be done to your body. This helps you to have a practical idea and realistic expectations regarding your treatment. 

4. What is the duration of the surgery? 
Duration of a spine surgery depends on the procedure that is being performed and individual complexities. A lumbar microdiscectomy may take barely an hour, while a complex spinal fusion may take half a day! Do inquire about the duration expected by your spine surgeon. 

5. How will the surgery address the pain or other symptoms? 
It is important to know the source of the pain or other symptoms in a spinal pathology. Not all back pain benefit from surgery. Ask your doctor how he intends to address the pain, weakness etc. through the surgery. 

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

7. Do you need to change your regular medications? 
Medicines like blood thinners can increase chance of hemorrhagic complications. These need to be stopped before surgery. Do discuss ALL your medical issues no matter how irrelevant they may seem to you. 

8. Whether a back brace is necessary after surgery? 
Limiting the spine movement is necessary for the process of healing. Most Doctors suggest braces or collars after a spine surgery. 

9. What is the time required for recovery? 
The recovery greatly varies with patients and conditions. What you should ask your Doctor is the expected time required for you to join your job/school. 

10. 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 Neurosurgeon.

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Sir I met an accident 2 week ago, in Back side nearby spin, I have very critical & acute pain in back but no any bone injury doctor said, please give me your opinion.

B.H.M.S., Senior Homeopath Consultant
Homeopath, Delhi
Sir I met an accident 2 week ago, in Back side nearby spin, I have very critical & acute pain in back but no any ...
Please take following medicines:- Dr. Reckeweg's r - 11 / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Dr. Reckeweg's r - 73 / 10 drops in little water thrice a day for one month. Keep a 10 to 15 minutes gap in between these medicines. Improve your posture while watching the tv, sitting and lying down etc. Try to avoid long sitting, long standing, jerking etc. Try to avoid junk food, oily food, spicy food. Regular exercise at least half an hour per day or according to physiotherapist. Revert after one month with feedback.
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I have pain in leg's joint and had eck. Is this chikungunya if yes what should I do. I suffering from fever also.

M.B.S.(HOMEO), MD - Homeopathy
Homeopath, Visakhapatnam
I have pain in leg's joint and had eck. Is this chikungunya if yes what should I do. I suffering from fever also.
Symptoms of chikungunya: Most people infected with chikungunya virus will develop some symptoms. Symptoms usually begin 3–7 days after being bitten by an infected mosquito. The most common symptoms are fever and joint pain. Other symptoms may include headache, muscle pain, joint swelling, or rash.
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I have back pain about a week. Nowadays I use to take rest because of my examination so what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Faridabad
I have back pain about a week. Nowadays I use to take rest because of my examination so what can I do.
Hello. Maintain a right standing and sitting posture, keep your back always straight, avoid carrying weight on back. Hold or carry weight divided equally in both the hands or shoulders (to avoid over straining on one particular hand or shoulder). Lie down on bed on your back without pillow. Exercise: Practice Shavasana or Corpse Pose as it looks like a dead body. If practiced correctly and with full efforts, can relax every body part, relaxing not only the body but also the mind: Spread the legs one to two feet apart, the toes are turned outwards, the heels facing each other, a comfortable distance apart. Bring the arms a little away from the body, palms turned upward. Relax the neck and allow it to turn to the side if it is more comfortable. Close the eyes and focus the attention on the body, breathing normally. Medication: Take homoeopathic medicines - Arnica 200 and Rhus Tox. 200 - take both of them thrice daily for 1 week. Also, apply Schwabe's Topi-Arnica and Topi MP Gel on the affected area in circular motions gently thrice a day. Get back to me thereafter.
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Hello. I'm 50 years old woman. This morning immediately after I wake up my back is starting paining and difficulty in breathing. I cannot identify the pain spot. It is just changing interiorly. Usually I have gastric trouble. Could these be the symptoms of that. What to do for getting immediate relief from that? I also have hypothyroidism.

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Hello. I'm 50 years old woman. This morning immediately after I wake up my back is starting paining and difficulty in...
Dear it is nothing but gastric pain. If you ever feel pain like this any time. Just stay relaxed. Take breath slowly and long inside and release slowly. Do it for 5 mins. Drink water and take pills precribed by dr.
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I am 40 years male. I wake up 6 am in morning goes for walk of 1.30 hour after that yoga for 30 mins and pranayam for 1 hour after that also I have back pain and my my body is producing lots of cough. Please suggest me what will I do to get rid of these problems.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Kindly show me photograph of the affected part. Rule out diabetes & vit.D deficiency or any other metabolic disorder. Sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Use no pillow under the head. Kindly take BioD3 Max 1 tab dailyx10 Paracetamol 250mg OD & SOS x5days Do back(spine)/shoulder/knee exercises Make sure you are not allergic to any of the medicines you are going to take Do not ignore it.It could be beginning of a serious problem. Contact me again,if needed.
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I am suffering from leg pain from 2 years. I used many creams but still dint cure so please suggest me. What can I do?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am suffering from leg pain from 2 years. I used many creams but still dint cure so please suggest me. What can I do?
Quad clenches: lie flat on your back or sit upright on a chair with leg kept horizontally on another surface. Now, tighten the muscle on the front of the thigh by pushing your knee down. You should feel your thigh muscles clench, hold for 3 secs. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Short arcs: lie flat on your back or sit upright with your leg placed horizontally on a flat surface like a chair or bed. Place a rolled up towel under the knee. Pull your toes towards you and clench you thigh muscles. Slowly lift your foot up off the bed until your knee is straight (keep your knee resting on the towel). Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower them on the chair. Repeat 10 times twice a day. Straight leg raise: lie flat on your back. One leg and knee will be straight and other leg should be bent. Pull your toes towards you and tighten/clench the muscle on the front of the thigh, locking your knee straight. Lift your foot up in the air, about 6 inches off the bed. Hold for 3 secs and slowly lower the leg. The knee must remain straight the whole time you are doing this exercise.
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Hi Sir I am 28 year old and now from few days I suffering from back pain please sir give me medicine.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
Hi Sir I am 28 year old and now from few days I suffering from back pain please sir give me medicine.
Hi Apply pranacharya restopain oil or prasarini oil on your affected part then give hot fomentation. Take maha rasnadi kwath 2-2 tsf twice a day. And agni tundi vati and maha yograj guggul 1-1 tab twice a day.. .
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I am 18 years boy I am having very leg pain for 1 week I have used many medicines but no reaction is done. So what should I do?

D.P.T
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
I am 18 years boy I am having very leg pain for 1 week I have used many medicines but no reaction is done. So what sh...
Dear user. As you are still young no need to worry about the pain. Do some excercises early morning and to reduce pain take ultrasonic therapy for a week.
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I have recently started going to gym. My right shoulder pains internally whenever I do exercise. I though that it will be for few days but this pain still continues and this is my 3rd month of gym.

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I have recently started going to gym. My right shoulder pains internally whenever I do exercise. I though that it wil...
Do better don't continue the exercise unless to rule out any internal muscle strain or of pathological reasons do take ust and laser therapy for pain relief for 12 days followed by strengthening exercise from neuro physiotherapist best wishes.
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I have muscular pain and strain due to a little physical work in leg and arm muscles.

BHMS
Homeopath, Malappuram
I have muscular pain and strain due to a little physical work in leg and arm muscles.
Hello lybrate-user, The most common causes of muscle pain are tension, stress, overuse and minor injuries. Systemic muscle pain — pain throughout your whole body — is more often the result of an infection, an illness or a side effect of a medication. Common causes of muscle pain include: Chronic exertional compartment syndrome. Now you can use Homoeopathic medicine ALPHA-MP by schwabe and Mag phos6x 5 tab 3 times/ day inform me after 15 days. There are numerous Homoeopathic medicine which can mange muscle pain without side effect. For the selection of medicine we should study your problem in detailed manner. So please take My appointment as soon as possible, I will help you to free from the muscle pain and enjoy the life. If you would like to consult with me privately, please click on 'Consult' recommend me by clicking on recommend option and leave feedback Thank you.
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I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain in my right side shoulder, what type of exercise I have to perform for getting relaxed from this?
Shoulder advice. Hot fomentation. Gentle shoulder stretching. Core strengthening exercises. Gentle neck exercises. Avoid sleeping on affected side.
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Hi, I am 25 year old, since two months I am getting back pain. Its paining like a hell can you please resolve my problem.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hi, I am 25 year old, since two months I am getting back pain. Its paining like a hell can you please resolve my prob...
Preliminary investigations suggested: hb, tlc, dlc, esr, blood sugar fasting & pp, uric acid vit d urine r/e x-ray of the affected part. Anyway it may be tried sleep on a hard bed with soft bedding on it. Spring beds, folding beds or thick mattress are harmful use no pillow under the head. Do hot fomentation paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back, knee & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. Do not ignore it. Let it not become beginning of a bigger problem. Make sure that you are not allergic to any of the medicines that 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, Please inform.
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Sciatica - How Physical Therapy Can Reduce Pain?

Bachelor Of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Noida
Sciatica - How Physical Therapy Can Reduce Pain?

Sciatica is a very common neuropathic pain that is caused by damage to the sciatic nerve, a large nerve that runs from the lower back region down the end of each leg. It is the largest single nerve in the body.
This condition affects around 4 out of 10 people at some point of their lives. The nature of the pain varies from a mild ache to a sharp stinging sensation and may cause feelings of numbness and extreme weakness.

Causes of Sciatica
The causes for the onset of Sciatica are numerous. Some of them are as follows:

  • Slipped lumbar disc
  • Muscle inflammation
  • Internal bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Obesity
  • Awkward sleeping position
  • Uncomfortable footwear
  • Spinal injury

How can physical therapy help?
There are many ways of treating Sciatica, such as medication, acupuncture and surgery, which can provide relief. The most common and easy treatment method however is physical therapy. A progressive and controlled exercise routine that is specifically tailored to the nature of the condition in consultation with a physical therapist acts as an effective remedy in treating the problem. It alleviates pain and also eliminates the chances of relapse.

Physical therapy exercises used to treat Sciatica are of many types. They are a combination of core strengthening, muscular stretching and aerobic conditioning routines, which aim at correcting the root of the problem.

The different types of exercises employed to treat Sciatica include the following:

  1. Strengthening exercises: These aim at strengthening the spinal column and the pelvic region, which includes the hips and buttocks. They help in making the muscles and ligaments in this region more robust and allow for improved flexibility and support.Lunges and squats are some of the examples.
  2. Stretching exercises: These provide pain relief through improved agility and flexibility. The most important aspect of these routines is stretching and exercising the hamstring. Hamstring, stretches, calf stretches and tricep stretches are a part of stretching exercises.
  3. Aerobic conditioning: These are cardiovascular exercises of low intensity, which provide pain relief through the release of endorphins and the facilitation of fluid and nutrient exchange. Examples of these are swimming and brisk walking.
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I have back pain. Which seems very pain ful. Also I have joint pain. What I have to do?

FRCS Orth, MCh Orth, MS Orth
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have back pain. Which seems very pain ful. Also I have joint pain. What I have to do?
Avoid forward bending, lifting weights and sitting posture. Practice sitting in vajrasan. Do yogasanas (bhujangasan, shalbhasan, makarasan, markatasan, chakrasan, kati uttanasan). Consult orthopaedic surgeon if symptoms persist.
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Hw to cure the wrist block. Actually my hand is paining whn ever I hold something in my hand.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
Hw to cure the wrist block. Actually my hand is paining whn ever I hold something in my hand.
advice... wrist mobilization ball exercise strengthing exercise stretching exercise consult physiotherapist
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My mother is having a ankle pain and when she wakes up, she doesn't even able to walk properly but aftr some times it becomes normal. please suggest some medicines.

BHMS
Homeopath, Pune
Dear lybrate user it's a symptom of osteoarthritis, take calcium supplements take homeopathy medicine rhustox 30 thrice daily with water for 7 days revert back thanks.
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Rejuvenates The Bones, Muscles and Nerves by Patra Pinda Swedan

B.A.M.S.
Ayurveda, Dehradun
Rejuvenates The Bones, Muscles and Nerves by Patra Pinda Swedan

Patra panda sweda(ela kizhi) is a specialized therapy which is performed for the diseases related to Bones, muscles and nerves. Patra means leaves of medicinal plants. Pinda means a bolus. Sweda means Fomentation or sudation. The swedana karma or sudation therapy which is given by using a bolus which is prepared by the different combination of medicinal leaves which is processed with medicinal oil along with the medicinal herbs is called as patra panda sweda or ela kizhi. This procedure is unique, which comprises both snehana (oleation) and swedana (sudation) (snehayukta swedana)

Benefits of Patra Pinda Sweda:
It strengthens and rejuvenates the bones, muscles and nerves
Strengthens the tissues
Increases the circulation
Provides color and complexion of the skin
Helps to Reduce pain, inflammation and stiffness of the muscles
Induces good sleep and reduces the stress.

INDICATIONS:
Paralysis
Joint stiffness
Swelling
Sciatica
Cervical spondylitis
Lumber spondylitis
Back pain
Arthritis
Sprains and cramps

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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?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 year old male and have backache for last 2 months. I have used pain relief ointment cream for couple of days ...
. Apply Hot Fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front. Postural Correction- Sit Tall, Walk Tall. Extension Exercises x 15 times x twice daily - lying on tummy, take left arm up for 3 seconds, then bring it down, right arm up for 3 seconds, bring down. Bring right leg up, hold for 3 seconds, bring it down. Then right leg up and hold for 3 seconds and bring it down. Repeat twice a day- 10 times. Bhujang Asana – Lie flat on your stomach, keeping the palms out, bend the neck backward, take a deep breath and while holding it for 6 seconds, raise the chest up. Release breath and relax your body. Repeat the exercise 15 times twice daily. Core Strengthening Exercises- Straight Leg Raised With Toes Turned Outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Back Stretching- lie flat, pull one of the knee forward to chest, hold for 3 seconds, then bring the other knee forward to the chest and again hold for 3 seconds. Then pull both knees towards the chest and hold for 3 seconds. Repeat 10 times each exercise twice a day. Do the cat/cow stretch. Get on all fours, with your arms straight and your hands directly under your shoulders; your knees hip-width apart.
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