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Dr. Varalakshmi Gunabalan

Diploma in Yoga Naturopathy, Bachelors in Physiotherapy

Physiotherapist, chennai

19 Years Experience
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Dr. Varalakshmi Gunabalan is a popular Physiotherapist in Kodambakkam, Chennai. She has over 19 years of experience as a Physiotherapist. She has completed Diploma in Yoga Naturopathy, Bachelors in Physiotherapy . You can meet Dr. Varalakshmi Gunabalan personally at suhalaya chethra physiotharapy clinic in Kodambakkam, Chennai. You can book an instant appointment online with Dr. Varalakshmi Gunabalan on Lybrate.com.

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Diploma in Yoga Naturopathy - A.J. Institute of Dental Sciences - 2000
Bachelors in Physiotherapy - Maharaja College of Physiotherapy - 1999
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indian associaton of physiotherapy

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Back Pain - Identifying The Underlying Factors!

MCh - Neurosurgery , MS - Orthopaedics
Neurosurgeon, Bangalore
Back Pain - Identifying The Underlying Factors!

Gone are the days when back pain affected a person only in their old age. Nowadays, almost every second person suffers from some kind of a backache. From sedentary lifestyle to certain diseases and ailments, the back pain can result from the amalgamation of various factors, making the condition painful (mild to chronic) and uncomfortable to the hilt. In this article, we will mainly stress upon the factors responsible for a back pain.

Underlying factors that often triggers a back pain

More than often, prolonged and chronic back pain interferes with the daily activities of a person, thereby jeopardizing their lives. For a proper treatment and management, one should first identify the factors responsible for the back pain. Some of the common and critical triggers include

Medical conditions:

  • SciaticaSciatica is a neurological disorder whereby an inflammation or injury of the sciatic nerve (considered the largest nerve in the body) triggers numbness and a shooting pain that moves downwards, often from the lower back (the lumbar region) through the buttocks and hips into the back of one leg. Sometimes, a person may experience a pain down both the legs.
  • Osteoarthritis of the spine: This is a painful degenerative disorder of the spine that mainly affects the neck and the lower back. Here, the cartilage of the discs and joints (lower back and neck) are damaged causing pain and weakness. In some people, the pain is so severe that it limits their motion to a great extent.
  • Lumbar spinal stenosis: Stenosis of the lumbar spine results in severe back pain, especially in the lower half (lumbar area), triggered by narrowing down of the spinal canal.
  • Osteoporosis of the spine: This is a bone disorder where the bones become so porous, thin and weak that they start to crack and break (including those of the spine), a condition known as vertebral compression fractures. These fractures are a common cause of weakness and back pain.
  • Shingles: This is a viral infection (varicella-zoster virus) characterized by the appearance of a rash which is often painful. Shingles can occur in any part of the body including the spine. The viral infection in the spine is what triggers the back pain.
  • Spinal Cancer, muscle spasm or ligament tear and strain on the back can give rise to back pain.
  • Back pain can also be an outcome of rupture or disorder of the discs that act as a defensive shield between the spinal vertebrae.

Lifestyle practices:

  1. Leading a sedentary life can be dangerous, often causing back pain.
  2. People who are overweight or obese (especially the lower half) are known to suffer from a back pain.
  3. In many people, rigorous exercise and physical activities can be a major contributing factor, triggering a back pain.
  4. Women who wear high heels are more susceptible to developing a back pain.
  5. In addition to these, bad posture, stress, a poor quality mattress can equally contribute to back pain.
  6. Do not neglect the condition if the pain persists for more than a week. Get medical assistance to avoid further deterioration and complication. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can ask a free question.
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My brother got hip joint fracture. After fixation in first surgery Dr. tells us that it was failed. Now doctor gave three option. 1) try again fixation of hip joint 2) hip joint ball replacement 3) removing that hip joint n living without hip joint femoral head. I want to ask what happened if you go with third option.

MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
My brother got hip joint fracture. After fixation in first surgery Dr. tells us that it was failed. Now doctor gave t...
Hip joint replacement is the most effective treatment and needs to be done and whatever the decision just make sure that he walks properly after few months of surgery
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My question is how do I get rid of pain which starts from side of the knee till thigh and groin sm time my pelvic starts paining if walk for a longer stretch .This pain started eight months ago showed to orthopedic got my knee and pelvic X-ray as well as MRI.In MRI there is a degeneration of mass on the pelvic bone according to the report. So Dr. gave me heaps of pain killers but nothing happened .can you pl suggest what should I do .I am really upset .pl reply. Thanks in anticipation.

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), PGD IN NATURO & YOGA SCIENCE
Ayurveda, Katni
My question is how do I get rid of pain which starts from side of the knee till thigh and groin sm time my pelvic sta...
Its may be somewhat sciatica. And you r taking so much of medicine. Be aware that there can be the side effects also. please I am advising you start the ayurvedic from here we can guide you or from outside also. But please start Ayurveda medication. Regards.
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My muscles are damaged near my left knee so I want suggestions how can I fell better from that bone.Please suggest.

Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
My muscles are damaged near my left knee so I want suggestions how can I fell better from that bone.Please suggest.
Simple Knee ExerciesSpecific knee exercises will also help ie. Keeping ball underneath the knee and keep pressing it. That's the simple exercise which will help you to strengthen the knee Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. Knee pain more than 2 weeks: if your knee is paining since 2 weeks, then you have to rethink whether you had any injury in the previous years. I also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone. As arthritis is very common if anyone would've neglected any injury in the previous years. You can take Ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation.
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I am having knee problem. It unlock many time while walking. And l am having severe pain. Please guide for knee treatment.

CCP, MBA, Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Karnal
I am having knee problem. It unlock many time while walking. And l am having severe pain. Please guide for knee treat...
Go for janu vasthi at a panchakarma centre near u. Best treatment. Also start taking asthiposhak tablets regulalry.
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My mother suffering from service pain in left arm. I had consult with Ortho in rudrapur. Please suggest can I continued with doctor or exercise is sufficient.

D.A.M.S( A. M.), D.AC/B.E.M.S
Acupressurist, Mumbai
My mother suffering from service pain in left arm. I had consult with Ortho in rudrapur. Please suggest can I continu...
you should take acupressure therapy take biochemic ferrum phos +nat. phos 4tab each thrice a day with warm water ,take 5 days then inform me.
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I have an effusion in the left knee since 16 feb. I am taking gluccosmine hci with boswellia tablets and wearing a knee cap. What else should I do?

FRHS, Ph.D Neuro , MPT - Neurology Physiotherapy, D.Sp.Med, DPHM (Health Management ), BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
Have ift & vacuum therapy physiotherapy treatment for 10 days of 15 minutes duration and continue hot water and cold water fomentation thrice a day for 10 days of 15 minutes duration each time
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Hello sir i'm suffering from back pain severely my back was inflation due to pain please give me a remedy sir. Thank.

MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Delhi
Hello sir  i'm suffering from back pain severely my back was inflation due to pain please give me a remedy sir. Thank.
Kindly show me a 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. Spring beds, folding beds or thick matress are harmful Do hot fomantation. Paracetamol 250mg od & sos x 5days. Caldikind plus 1tab od x10. Do neck, back & general exercises. It may have to be further investigated. You will need other supportive medicines also. 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, contact me again. Do not ignore. It could be beginning of a serious problem.
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How Natural Remedies Help Treat Knee Pain?

Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery (BAMS), PG Dip Panchakarma, PG Dip Ksharsutra For Piles, Pilonidal, Sinus & Fistula Management, Post Graduate Diploma In Hospital Administration (PGDHA), Certificate In Diabetes Update
Ayurveda, Navi Mumbai
How Natural Remedies Help Treat Knee Pain?

Knee pain can be caused due to a variety of reasons as the knees are large joints that are often subjected to heavy loads. The occurrence of knee pain is on the rise, which may be caused due to sports injuries and unilateral load. Osteoarthritis, arthritis, wearing of the patella, inflammation of bone and cartilage are some of the common forms of knee pain. If you had been suffering from knee pain for quite some time, then there is nothing to worry about; Ayurveda has a great solution to alleviate this condition.

The herbal remedies offered by Ayurveda help in improving immunity, providing strength and endurance.

  1. Massage: Massage therapy can relieve the joint pain by soothing inflammation and improving the circulation. Several health studies indicate that the regular massage has the power to alleviate pain along the affected joint. You can pick up any oil such as coconut, mustard, olive, castor or garlic oil and heat it and apply it with a gentle pressure while massaging.
  2. Hot and cold compress: Heat therapy can help in increasing blood flow, decreasing pain and relaxing sore muscles and joints whereas cold therapy aids in reducing inflammation and benumbing the area around the affected knee. But before you apply them, you will have to wrap them separately in towels and not apply directly to the skin. The hot compress can be placed for 3 minutes and then immediately replaced with cold compress for about a minute. The entire process can be repeated for about 20 to 30 minutes. But you shouldn’t be using hot compress if the affected area is hot and irritated. Also, do not opt for cold therapy in case you have circulatory issues.
  3. Fenugreek: Owing to its anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, fenugreek or Methi is a highly favourable home remedy for knee pain. It is particularly helpful for people suffering from arthritis. So you can swallow a teaspoonful of fine fenugreek seeds’ powder and drink a glass of lukewarm water after that. Follow the process regularly unless you get positive results. You may also soak one teaspoon of fenugreek seeds in warm water overnight and eat them in the morning.

Ayurveda has a solution to all your mental and physical problems, but it is important to note here that the treatment must be administered after evaluating your present health condition and medical history. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an ayurveda.

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Sir my mother's left hand near shoulder is feeling pain while sleeping in night sometime feels that it is lightly swelled and she is unable to move her hand back ward as right hand In day time it does not pain but in night it pains whats the cause and remedy please help.

Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT), Bachelor of Occupational Therapy (BOT)
Occupational Therapist, Delhi
Sir my mother's left hand near shoulder is feeling pain while sleeping in night sometime feels that it is lightly swe...
It can be symptom of development of frozen shoulder Apply hot fomentation when it pains Take some weight about 1/2 kg in left hand, slightly bend forward & move hand forward & backward like a pendulum, 20times, twice daily Do shoulder stretching, twice daily Do shoulder shrugs, twice daily Do not lift heavy objects with affected hand Avoid lying on left side while sleeping
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