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Spinal Surgery Disorders
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Treatment of Knee Injury
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My knee has been hurting for a week. When I fold my legs and sit for some time, my right knee hurts on straightening the leg. I want to start going to gym and I'm worried that the knee will get worse.
My Mother 55 Years old has pain on right side, Please suggest as per following MRI reports: Spine shows degenerative changes C6-C7 disc show mild posterior annular buldge mildly indenting thecal sac C5-C6 Disc show diffuse posterior buldge indenting thecal sac C4-C5 Disc show asymmetric posterior buldge indenting thecal sac causing left lateral recess narrowing Bilateral facial arthropathy noted at levels C4-C5 C5-C6.
I am suffering from back pain last 9 years and left leg pain overall foot please suggest what I do any exercises.
I am 36 years old I have shoulder problem since last 1 year, I am tax consultant and doing work 6-7 hrs computer works. So what should i do for relief from frozen shoulder ?
I am having a knee pain. As per doctor it is arthritis & further muscular above knee. During the investigation it is also observed D-25 is 9.5 instead of 30.
I am 42 years old male I am suffering from leg back and knee pain and high blood pressure about 3 year. What should i do? please advise.
I am having pain on my back and I realised pain after 4 to 5 hrs of sleep everyday in the morning. During daytime everything is normal.
I am suffering from knee pain since five days. I get medicine from doctor but my pain is still remain. Please tell me the best tablet for removing my pain quickly.
Hello doctor one of my female friend age is 21. She used to do stretch exercise and skipping daily from several days. But she is facing leg pain whenever she used to do skipping. After skipping she used to leg pain and she can't able to walk for 10 minutes.
I am suffering when I run I feel pain in my calf muscles I do warm up and stretching before and after the game and pain only exist when I run.
I am getting Chest pain (left side) while walk little fast. Until stop the walk or run I feel the pain. This problem is continuing from the last one year. Now a days pain is getting increased. Is there any issues in my heart function? I am 40 years old.
Carpal tunnel syndrome in both hands. Numbness in fingers and pain in holding something. Burning sensation is there also. It was there for 7 months ago.
Spinal fusion is a surgery in which two or more vertebrae in the vertebral column or back are fused or joined to treat a slew of spinal problems and diseases, which cause debilitating back pain. This surgery helps to remove bone and tissue that are narrowing the spinal canal, squeezing the spinal cord and nerves, reducing pain and improving function.
There are many different causes of back pain like injury, poor posture, age, osteoarthritis, herniation of disc between two vertebrae, degenerative disc disease, narrowing of spine called stenosis, and spondylosis or lessening of space between the vertebrae- most of these can be treated using spinal fusion.
All of these causes put tremendous pressure on the vertebrae and pinch spinal nerves that pass through the back and radiate out into the arms, legs and torso. Apart from the pain, patients experience nerve and muscle weakness and irreversible damage affecting normal life.
Spinal fusion started off as just a treatment for fractures but now it has become the surgery of choice for a number of spine problems. Though it can be done anywhere in the spine, it is very effective when done in the lower part of the spine called lumbar spinal fusion or arthrodesis.
Spinal fusion is done by forming a direct bony connection between the vertebrae surrounding the painful discs, the cushioning between the vertebrae. Pain is stopped by stopping the motion of the painful discs.
There are different methods of spinal fusion each with its own advantages and limitations.
Techniques include fusion approached from the front, the back, or both of the vertebral column. Sometimes surgeons decide to use intervertebral cages or metal screws to provide internal structural support while the bone fuses. These cages may be placed between the vertebrae and packed with bone graft material taken from the patient or constructed out of synthetic materials.
What to expect?
Spinal fusion is not a risk-free procedure. It is a major surgery lasting several hours and carrying a number of risks like-
- Failure of the vertebral fusion and breaking of metal implants
- The vertebrae above and below the fusion can wear away aggravating problems
- Blood clots may be formed that can travel to lungs causing embolism
- Injury to spinal nerves causing permanent weakness in legs and problem with bladder and bowel function
- Infections and blood loss
- Heart attack or stroke during surgery
The patient has to be kept in hospital for a couple of days for post-operative care after which he will have to undergo rehabilitation for months. Hence, one should really think before going for spinal fusion. And when it is recommended, seek a second opinion before making a decision. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Orthopedist.