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Prudent International Health Clinic

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2nd floor, Silver Oak Society, above Maharashtra Bank, Kalyaninagar
Pune, Maharashtra - 411006
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Calcutta Medical College
University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi
MD - Anaesthesiology
Daradia Pain Foundation
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  • MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
    Pain Management, Anesthesiologist, Emergency Medicine
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  • MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
    Pain Management Specialist
    Fibromyalgia is a disorder that causes widespread body pain along with sleep deficits, memory loss, mood problems and fatigue. Symptoms may be triggered after a surgery, physical trauma, infection, or stress. Women are much more vulnerable to this disease than men. Many people affected with fibromyalgia may have suffered from headaches, backaches, depression, anxiety, tension, temporomandibular joint
    disorders and irritable bowel syndrome. Most of these patients have undergone multiple consultation with various doctors and undergone many tests, but no diagnosis could be made. These patients are often ignored by doctors and family members as always "complaining of pain".

    Symptoms of Fibromyalgia:
    1.Extensive Pain- Pain related to fibromyalgia is often depicted as a dull pain that lasts for at least three months. Pain can involve any body part like back,neck, chest, arms, legs. Patients have pain in multiple areas of body and painful areas change over time.

    2.Fatigue- Patients afflicted with this disorder feel tired even after sleep. Such people are reported to sleep for longer hours than normal people, but their sleep often gets disrupted due to sleep apnoea and restless leg syndrome.

    3.Cognitive Difficulties- These patients find it difficult to concentrate at work and also suffer from memory deficits in daily activities.

    4.Other Symptoms: These patients may also have symptoms like burning urination, urgency of urination, numbness,loss of appetite, tingling sensation,diarrhoea, constipation, tinnitus, depression etc

    Diagnosis of fibromyalgia:
    There are no specific test to diagnose fibromyalgia. Diagnosis is made by a doctor specialised in Pain Medicine using clinical methods based on symptoms and examination. Blood tests like Haemogram, Thyroid function test, RA Factor, ESR are done to rule out other diseases which can cause similar symptoms.

    Treatment of Fibromyalgia
    1.First step in treating these patients is to accept their problem and discuss with patient and family members regarding the presence of such disease entity.

    2.Lifestyle changes like active involvement in cardiovascular exercises, swimming, yoga, meditation are important to control symptoms.

    3.Conventional painkillers do not work in these patients. They requires special medications prescribed by a Pain Specialist for control of symptoms.

    4. Counselling of patient is beneficial for associated depression.
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  • MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
    Pain Management Specialist
    The term Sciatica is used to describe leg pain, tingling, numbness or weakness that travels down the low back via the sciatic nerve to the back of leg. Sciatic nerve arises from each side of lower spine and passes deep in the buttock along the back of thigh and legs. The pain of Sciatica may be irregular/ infrequent or persistent causing severe agony to the patients. The pain of Sciatica may be confined to low back or hips or may extend up to toes. The pain of Sciatica can be excruciating and "not relieved by painkillers".

    What causes Sciatica?

    Pain in Sciatica is due to irritation or pinching of Sciatic nerve within the spine. This occurs most commonly due to prolapsed intervertebral disc (slip disc) causing nerve compression resulting in pain.

    Is surgery the only treatment for Sciatica?

    Most patients can be managed with medication/exercises. So surgery is not the only way out. Patients who have severe pain can also benefit from "Epidural Steroid Injection". This treatment has proven to be effective in avoiding spine surgery in such patients.

    What is Epidural Steroid Injection?

    Epidural Steroid Injection is a procedure done by a Specialist (Interventional Pain) in an Operation Theatre using X-Ray (Image Intensifier) to locate exact level of injection. A drug mixture consisting of Steroid with Local Anaesthetic is injected at the epidural space of affected nerve root. The steroid washes away inflammatory mediators from the epidural space which decreases the pain. Steroid also decreases the inflammatory response of body to the prolapsed disc. As a result the pain arising from nerve inflammation is decreased. This is a day care procedure i.e. the patients are discharged the same day.

    How is the possibility of surgery ruled out?

    Epidural Steroid Injection is a proven, safe and an effective treatment that works on the concept of Interventional pain management - to provide relief from persistent and chronic pain of Sciatica. Generally, a single injection is sufficient to relieve patients of the pain. The procedure can be repeated for a maximum 3 times in a year, depending on the patient's response. With effective pain relief, surgery is negated.
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  • MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
    Pain Management Specialist
    Muscle cramps which are characterized by calf pain particularly at night is very common in young adults. This occurs commonly due to:

    1. Dehydration,
    2. Calcium deficiency
    3. Atherosclerosis of blood vessels (decrease in blood supply to legs)
    4. Thyroid problems.
    5. Kidney problems.
    6. Drug therapy like statins (used to decrease cholesterol levels), diuretics (used to increase urine output)

    If you are suffering from muscle cramps follow these simple tips to get relief:
    1. Consumption of adequate liquids in form of fruit juices, buttermilk, lemonade is helpful in decreasing the cramps.
    2. Stretching of calf muscles should be done at least once a day, specially before workouts.
    3. When muscles pain, relief can be obtained by massage of the muscles and cold pack application. Over the counter analgesics can be taken in severe painful cramps.
    4. Change of posture is highly effective in preventing cramps. Sitting crossed leg or prolonged sitting or standing should be avoided.
    5. Calcium supplements along with a healthy nutritious diet is highly useful.
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  • MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM
    Pain Management Specialist
    Medication Overuse Headache (MOH)

    Chronic headache can occur with frequent use of painkillers (analgesic medication) for acute headache episodes. This condition is known as Medication Overuse Headache.

    Who are at risk of developing MOH?

    1. Patients taking daily or frequent analgesics for headache relief for more than 3 months.

    2. Among the various types of headache, migraine patients are most vulnerable for developing MOH.

    3. Medications can be NSAID, Opioids, Triptans, Caffeine, Ergot derivatives (essentially any medicine to terminate an acute headache).

    How to identify MOH?

    1. Patients have change in pattern of headache like an increase in frequency and intensity or duration.

    2. Predictable early morning awakenings due to headache.

    3. Onset or exacerbation of headache after the last dose of medication.

    4. Poor response to previously effective analgesics for headache relief.

    5. Medication used for Migraine prevention becomes less effective.

    How to avoid MOH?

    1. If you have more than 15 episodes of headache in a month which requires analgesics for relief, you should consult a pain specialist and take appropriate treatment.

    2. Maintain a diary for headache to note down the symptoms and treatment taken in a month so that a track on the analgesic consumption can be done.

    3. Avoid your triggers for headache with lifestyle modifications.

    If you wish to consult with me privately, click on 'consult'.
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    Dr. Amrita Basu
    Dr.Poonam is a compassionate and knowledgeable doctor.She has excellent communication skills and empathy.She is committed in providing the best care for all who consult her. Expertise,experience,clinical skills and her empathy makes her the best person to consult in her field.Her healing touch has transformed many lives and there is more to come.I sincerely recommend her .
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    Dr. Hemant Khushalbhai Patel Patel
    Dr.Poonam Patel is an excellent doctor in pain management , she has got vast experiance in this field.
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