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Dr. Shanmugam

Orthopedist, Chennai

Dr. Shanmugam Orthopedist, Chennai
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I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning....more
I pride myself in attending local and statewide seminars to stay current with the latest techniques, and treatment planning.
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Dr. Shanmugam is one of the best Orthopedists in Teynampet, Chennai. You can visit him/her at ELDAMS ORTHOTIC CENTRE in Teynampet, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Shanmugam on Lybrate.com.

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I have a problem in my spinal chord the last disk has disturbed little. Due to this I get severe pain I move a long distance. I was told tat it requires a surgery. If it is so how much time am I supposed to stay back in bed.

PG Diploma in Emergency Medicine Services (PGDEMS), Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD - Alternate Medicine
Ayurveda, Ghaziabad
I have a problem in my spinal chord the last disk has disturbed little. Due to this I get severe pain I move a long d...
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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She is suffering from acute pain in legs, backbone, neck and hand like gathiya, unable to stand for more than 5 minutes. Cannot walk for more than 100 meters. MRI scan report indicates disc prolapse at L4-L5 comprising caudal nerve roots on both sides.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
She is suffering from acute pain in legs, backbone, neck and hand like gathiya, unable to stand for more than 5 minut...
Hi, dear lybrate user, take, homoeo-medicine* @ hypericum 1000-6 pills, wkly. @ five phos6x-4 tabs, thrice a day. * follow all the instruction of your treating physician. * avoid, jerks, bending down, lifting weight, junk food. Cold intake. Report, fortnightly.
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I have a back pain problem since last some few days as I am travelling daily 200km.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have a back pain problem since last some few days as I am travelling daily 200km.
It needs to be investigated. Investigations advised - hb, tlc, dlc, esr, sugar f & pp, uric acid, vit d3 urine r/e x ray of the affected part. Anyway you may try- 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 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. If it does not give relief in 4-5days, inform.
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I am 35 yrs old suffering knee pains when climbing steps. Pls advise me a proper medication.

DHMS (Diploma in Homeopathic Medicine and Surgery)
Homeopath, Ludhiana
I am 35 yrs old suffering knee pains when climbing steps. Pls advise me a proper medication.
Homoeopathic medicine ADEL-4 ( ADEL) Drink 10 drops in 20 ml fresh water 3 times daily HAEMOCAL ( SBL) Chew 4 tab twice daily
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I'm feeling lazy always and i am experiencing a back pain and body pain all over my body.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
I'm feeling lazy always and i am experiencing a back pain and body pain all over my body.
Hello, you might b facing difficiency of vit'd'haemoglobin, neutrients & suffering from gastric disorder. *go for a walk in d morning. * go for meditation to reduce stress. * tk, plenty of water to hydrate your body, regulating metabolism to absorb neutrients to nourish your body to make muscle, more flaxible. * your diet b easily digestible on time. Tk homoeo medicine/ @rhus tox 200-6 pills, thrice. @ arnica mont 200-6 pills, thrice. Avoid, junk food, caffeine, nicotine, cold intake, pizza, burger, cookies. Report, wkly. Your feedback matters, please. Tk care.
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There is feeling of jam, discomfort and moderate pain at the centre part of my back, when I weak up in the morning.My Age-54 and am a male.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
There is feeling of jam, discomfort and moderate pain at the centre part of my back, when I weak up in the morning.My...
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. If no relief in 4_5 days,then contact me again.
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I have back pain when standing longtime (above 45min) in bus or train. Is that anyway to completely escape from my problem.

DNB (Orthopedics), MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Visakhapatnam
I have back pain when standing longtime (above 45min) in bus or train. Is that anyway to completely escape from my pr...
Hi, seems ur back pain is mostly mechanical one if u dont have radiating leg pain. Avoid long standing and do core stregthening exercises . If not relived , then u need to be evaluated clinically and radilogicaly . Tq
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I have pain in my knees and facing very much trouble in waking climbing stairs can you help me.

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have pain in my knees and facing very much trouble in waking climbing stairs can you help me.
Advice. Avoid sitting cross legged. Avoid squatting- quadriceps exercises- lie straight, make a towel role and put it under the knee, press the keen against the role, hold it for 20 secs. Repeat 20 times twice a day. This will help relieve some pain. Core strengthening exercise- straight leg raised with toes turned outward, repeat 10 times, twice a day. Hams stretching- lie straight, take the leg up, pull the feet towards yourself, with a elastic tube or normal belt. Repeat 10 times, twice a day. Sports taping- stretch the tape from both ends and apply on the affected area contrast fomentation (hot and cold).
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I am ravi from Kochi Kerala of 25 years of age. Suffering back pain because of an accident 3 years ago. L4 and l5 dislocation and treatment had done. But it's bak. Is tree any long term medication.

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am ravi from Kochi Kerala of 25 years of age. Suffering back pain because of an accident 3 years ago. L4 and l5 dis...
Avoid long standing sitting, toward bending, lifting heavyweight, etc. Tk rest and physiotherapy treatment treatment. It will help you for long term relief.
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Osteoporosis Spine Fractures: Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

Fellowship in spinal tumor surgery, Fellowship in Cervical spine surgery, FNB Spine Surgery, Fellowship in spinal deformity, fellowship in MInimalli invasive(Keyhole) surgery, CPC paliative care, MS-Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
Osteoporosis Spine Fractures: Risks, Symptoms and Treatments

Osteoporosis is a condition wherein the bones become brittle and weak; so much so that even mildly stressful activities such as coughing, bending over or even a slight fall (such as the one from a high rise chair) can result in fractures. Osteoporosis-related fractures commonly occur in the spine, hip or the wrist. The human body has a continuous mechanism of bone absorption and removal. In case of osteoporosis, the creation of new bones doesn’t happen in accordance with the removal of old bones.

Spinal Fractures:

The bones of the spine get extremely vulnerable to breakage and even cracking open. The fractures in the spine, also known as vertebral compression fractures can cause a sharp stinging pain in the back that may make sitting, standing, or even walking a very tardy task.

Risk Factors:

  1. Increasing age

  2. Abnormally less or high body weight

  3. Smoking

  4. Menopause or low levels of sex hormones

  5. Gender: This disorder is more likely to affect women as compared to men. Also women, who are above 50 are more likely to suffer from this debilitating disorder.

  6. Race is a significant risk factor of osteoporosis. If you are of Asian descent, you are more likely to be affected by it.

  7. Having a family history of osteoporosis will put you at a greater risk of this disorder.

Symptoms:

  1. Fractured or collapsed vertebra causing back pain

  2. A stooped posture

  3. A shrunken appearance (as if one has had loss of height)

  4. Very fragile bones, thus increasing risks of fractures

  5. Severe and sudden pain in the back

  6. Difficulty in twisting or bending the body

Lower spine fractures are way more troublesome as compared to fractures in the upper spine. Fracturing more than a bone in the spine also remains a huge possibility.

Diagnosis and Treatment:

Firstly, an X-ray or a computerized tomography (CT scan) will be done to have a closer look at the bones. A bone density test is another commonly used method of diagnosing osteoporosis.

  1. Steroids and medications: Some medications may be used to prevent or combat osteoporosis. These include alendronate, ibandronate, risedronate and zoledronic acid.

  2. Physical therapy: Just like muscles, bones get stronger too when you exercise. Weight-bearing and muscle- strengthening exercises are the most helpful in this regard and are considered best for the treatment of osteoporosis. Cardiovascular exercises such as walking, jogging or even swimming can prove to be immensely beneficial.

  3. Diet: Make a diet chart that includes high-calcium food items, dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, and low-fat milk, tofu, green vegetables such as collard greens and broccoli, sea fish such as salmon and sardines.

  4. Salt: Limit salt intake

  5. Therapy: Hormone replacement therapy (treatment method consisting of estrogens to alleviate and treat symptoms of osteoporosis) is another method of treatment that can be recommended by the doctor. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult a doctor and ask a free question.

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There is leg pain in my dad leg from last one month doctor please consult me what can I do he is not able to sit properly.

BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Mumbai
There is leg pain in my dad leg from last one month doctor please consult me what can I do he is not able to sit prop...
Hi ~apply cold pack for 20 minutes thrice a day for 5 days. ~do stretching and strengthening exercise of hamstring, quadriceps, and calf muscles ~you can also start physiotherapy treatment as you with electrotherapy you will get relief in pain and swelling whereas exercise will improve strengthen and pain free rom. wishing you a good health.
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I have pinching headache chest burn numbness anxiety palpitation muscle jerks for the last three month had primary care but not resolved what should I do. Whom I should consult.

Dip. SICOT (Belgium), MNAMS, DNB (Orthopedics), MBBS
Orthopedist, Delhi
I have pinching headache chest burn numbness anxiety palpitation muscle jerks for the last three month had primary ca...
Hi thanks for your query and welcome to lybrate. I am Dr. Akshay from fortis hospital, new delhi. I would advise you get in touch of a good general physician and get thorough evaluation and management done. Do not hesitate to contact me if you need any further assistance. You can also discuss your case and treatment plans with me in a greater detail in a private consultation.
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Dear doc I wanted say that I had lot of Pain in my back left suggest me what can I do.

BHMS
Homeopath, Delhi
Dear doc I wanted say that I had lot of Pain in my back left suggest me what can I do.
Hello, you can take homoeopathic medicines 1. Ruta 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week. 2. Rhus tox 30 (4 drops in little water) thrice a day for a week and update. Keep a gap of 15 - 20 minutes in both the medicines. *take rest or move about once in 1-2 hours in case of working in a constant position. *maintain a good posture while reading or working with computers. *take a high fibre content diet like vegetables, fruits, etc.
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Hi I am detected with vitamin d deficiency, since 6 months I am feeling difficulty in walking, my joints are paINING, joints have started to become stiff, please suggest a remedy doctor.

DHMS (Hons.)
Homeopath, Patna
Hi I am detected with vitamin d deficiency, since 6 months I am feeling difficulty in walking, my joints are paINING,...
Hello, Lybrate user, Apart from deficiency of Vit'D' you are obeased, So,greater factor for leg pain is obesity ,hence, try to reduce your obesity ,first, please. Obaesity ,being common ,now a days due to irregular life style. - can be reduced, by opting-certain natural-norms in life & taking ,meal, judiciously. * Go for a brisk walk in d morning / evening at least 10 000, steps 45 mnts to restore blood circulation to nourish d whole body. * Tk, 3/4 litres of water, free from conteminents to eliminate toxins and to regulate metabolism to burn fats cell & prevent constipation. Go for meditation to reduce your stress and to nourish cell& tissues to curb fats cells. * go for either, cycling, jogging, swimming, skipping, gardening, playing badminton, dancing,regularly. * opt staircase, instead of a lift in your office. * Tk, oats with green tea or, 1 slice of whole grain bread with 1 cup of cooked vegetable soup + 1 fruit (pomegranate, pear) in d breakfast. * Tk, salad, fruits,sprouts in ample qty in lunch, your meal b preferably, vegetarian ,high in proteins and fibre, maintains 1300-1600 calories through dietary regulation. * consume salad, fruits (not juice) whenever you feel hungry. * Avoid, nicotine,coffee, alcohol,junk food, cookies, burger,pizza ,butter, ghee,sitting on computer late in d night. # Homoeo medicines which r administered gently ,acts rapidly without any adverse effect, thereof. @ Phyto berryQ -10 drops, thrice, with little lukewarm water before each meal Tk, mushrooms,fish, fortified milk products, eggs,to compensate Vit'D'Sun light is a good source of vit 'D' Your feedback will highly b appreciated for further follow up, please. Tk care.
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My husband age is 28 years old. He has problem of forming gas in stomach also has problem in digestion which leads to constipation which in turn leads to severe back pain. Please provide help for gas formation, constipation and back pain.

DNB (Endocrinology), MD - General Medicine, MBBS
Endocrinologist, Ludhiana
My husband age is 28 years old. He has problem of forming gas in stomach also has problem in digestion which leads to...
Hi ! try following simple precautions like less spicy food, avoid tea/coffee, have dinner at least 2 hours before sleeping, lots of water and physical activity. If not relieved then you can consult for some medicine.
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2 days After lumber puncture my neck is two much pain and when I sit up two much headache start from neck to forehead in straight doctor told pain gone in 2 days but still two much pain.

MBBS, Diploma in Anesthesia
Pain Management Specialist, Surat
2 days After lumber puncture my neck is two much pain and when I sit up two much headache start from neck to forehead...
It can be post dural puncture headache as you are describing. You need to take rest. Bed rest. Plenty of oral fluids. 2-3litres minimum in a day. Strong coffee will help n take tab cafemol 3 times a day. If not cured in 2 days get consulted with physician.
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I have back pain since last 6 months what is treatment for it all reports are normal?

MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I have back pain since last 6 months what is treatment for it all reports are normal?
Heat fermentation twice a day and do stretching exercise in daily routine if it work then ok otherwise tk physiotherapy treatment and stretching exercise.
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Sir I've a back pain problem since last 6 months, i've almost tried 3-4 doctors but I haven't got rid on this problem. I've even tried Ayurveda prescribed medicine but it was not helpful Please suggest me what I do?

MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), BPT
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Sir I've a back pain problem since last 6 months, i've almost tried 3-4 doctors but I haven't got rid on this problem...
Where do u feel pain in hip or center of back ...is it in band form like tightness or its radiating to leg ....
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Previously for my left disc some extra growth came and it touches to spinal cord because of that I was getting leg and back pain. In 2011 doctor did some operation and removed extra growth after that till last week I haven't faced any problem. But now I am getting pain at operated place and full leg pain and low back ache. My height is 5.7 and weight is 90kgs.

Fellow of Endoscopic spine surgery (FENDS) , Fellow of Interventional spine & pain (FISP) , MD-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine, Fellow of Pain Management (FPM) , DA( Gold medal-Anaesthesiology & Pain Medicine) , MBBS
Pain Management Specialist, Delhi
Previously for my left disc some extra growth came and it touches to spinal cord because of that I was getting leg an...
Hi lybrate user, first there is no abnormal growth of disc rather compression of disc and waking of posterior annulus causing disc herniation. I believe surgery done was probably laminectomy or micro discectomy. In 60% of patients undergoing open spine surgery gets pain after 2/3 years not because surgery was not done properly but because of manipulation of dural membrane which causes adhesion & then this condition is labelled as failed back surgey syndrome (fbss). Treatment of fbss depends on current symtoms and mri findings. If there is no acute or recurrent herniation then something called adhesinolysis (percutaneous neuroplasty) can be done to break all the adhesions. If there is recurrent herniation then it can be removed by endoscopic spine surgery without manipulating dural membrane, if above mentioned procedures not possible due to severity of degeneration or migration of disc or ligament flavum hypertrophy then spinal cord implant or intrathecal pump can be placed for pain. Hope it helps.
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I am 25 years old. I got a severe backache since 2months. I have been trying several ointments but they are not working. Please help me?

BPTh/BPT, MPTh/MPT
Physiotherapist, Noida
I am 25 years old. I got a severe backache since 2months. I have been trying several ointments but they are not worki...
Postural correction- sit tall, walk tall. Extension exercises x 15 times x twice daily. Apply hot fomentation twice daily. Avoid bending in front.
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