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Dr. Poonam Patel Vasani - Pain Management Specialist, Pune

Dr. Poonam Patel Vasani

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MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certific...

Pain Management Specialist, Pune

12 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
Dr. Poonam Patel Vasani 89% (902 ratings) MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliativ... Pain Management Specialist, Pune
12 Years Experience  ·  800 at clinic  ·  ₹200 online
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Dr. Poonam Patel Vasani is a highly reputed and popular doctor who specializes in pain management and is based in Pune. With exceptional ratings from her patients and an immense experience of about 10 years in this particular field, she has garnered a lot of trustworthiness and respect from her patients. You can avail her services at her several clinic and hospitals. These clinics are Columbia Asia Hospital, Prudent International Health Clinic and Sahyadri Hospital Nagar Road. All of these are based at Pune. She has completed her MBBS from Calcutta Medical College in 2006, MD in Anaesthesiology from University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital in 2010 and FIPM from Daradia Pain Foundation in 2016. She is well collaborated with many medical associations like ISA, ISCCM, ISSP etc. The services and treatment measures provided by her involve anesthesia, back pain treatment, chronic pain treatment, slip disk treatment, cancer pain management and many more. The sole motive of Dr. Poonam Patel is to provide consummate and quick service, fruitful results, valuable pain management treatment, full satisfaction and proper insurance coverage to her patients.

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Education
MBBS - Calcutta Medical College - 2006
MD - Anaesthesiology - University College of Medical Sciences & GTB Hospital, New Delhi - 2010
FIPM - Daradia Pain Foundation - 2016
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Fellowship in palliative medicine - Maharashtra university of health sciences - 2017
certificate in interventional pain management - Virinchi hospital, hyderabad - 2017
Multidisciplinary pain management course - Jaslok hospital, Mumbai and International Association for study of pain - 2017
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Marathi
W-Bengali
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Contributing author in Handbook of Pain & Palliative Medicine, Paras Publisher
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ISA
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NACCM
IASP
IAPC
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2nd Floor, Silver Oak Society, Above Maharashtra Bank, KalyaninagarPune Get Directions
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Fracture Pain - How To Deal With It?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Fracture Pain - How To Deal With It?

Breaking a bone no matter how small is painful. This pain is caused both by the actual break in the bone and the damage to surrounding muscles, ligaments, nerves and other soft tissue. There are three stages of pain caused by a fracture:

  1. Acute Pain: Pain that occurs immediately after a bone is fractured
  2. Sub-Acute Pain: Pain experienced while the one and soft tissues heal
  3. Chronic Pain: Pain experienced after the fracture has healed

Any kind of fracture can cause these types of pain. However, it is not essential for everyone who has had a fracture to experience all the three kinds of pain. Many people experience pain only when the fracture occurs but in few cases, a person may break a bone and not realize it. Each type of pain needs to be dealt with in a different way.

  1. Acute Pain: Acute pain reduces as the fracture heals. For this, the fractured bone must be reset in place and held together with a splint, brace or cast so as to immobilize it. In some cases, surgery may also be needed. Over the counter pain medication is often prescribed to help deal with this type of pain. The patient is also advised to rest the broken bone and avoid certain types of movement that could worsen the break. A broken bone takes a minimum of 6 to 8 weeks to heal. However, in cases of other conditions such as osteoporosis, this time period could be much longer.
  2. Sub-Acute Pain: As the injury heals, the sub-acute pain experienced reduces. Immobilizing a broken bone to help it heal causes the muscles and soft tissues around it to stiffen and weaken thus triggering this type of pain. Physical therapy can be very helpful in dealing with this type of pain. Along with strengthening the muscles and reducing stiffness, physical therapy also helps reduce inflammation and scar tissue. Physical therapy can be provided in many ways including exercises, electrical stimulation, ultrasounds, massage etc. It is important to remember that at this stage of treatment, the more the affected limb is used, the faster it will heal. However, it is advisable to avoid putting too much pressure on the bone.
  3. Chronic Pain: Some people may experience pain for several months and even years after a fracture has healed. This is usually caused by nerve damage or the development of scar tissue. Underlying conditions such as arthritis could also trigger this type of pain. Management of chronic pain varies from individual to individual. Treatment usually takes the form of medication, exercises and physical therapy. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Massage Therapy - How It Can Help In Reducing Pain?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Massage Therapy - How It Can Help In Reducing Pain?

When a child falls down and starts crying, the first thing a mother does is to pick up her child and console him/her and rub where you are hurt. Even when we grow older, our natural instinct when we bang into something is to rub the affected part. Even with modern medicines, the healing power of touch has made massages a popular type of alternative medication for aches and pains.

A massage helps relieve pain in a number of ways.

  1. First, it relaxes the body and mind and keeps the mind from thinking about the pain.
  2. Second, a massage warms the body and increases blood flow. This is very beneficial in cases of pain caused by sore muscles and stiff joints.
  3. Third, studies have also suggested that a massage can promote the release of opioids or natural painkillers in the brain. This hormone relaxes the body and encourages feelings of contentment.

A massage also reduces cellular stress and boosts mitochondrial biogenesis. This helps speed up the healing process of cellular injuries and gives energy to the cells. Many pregnant women also find a massage very helpful in dealing with labour pains. Other benefits of a massage include reducing anxiety, exercising muscles, enhancing immunity and easing a person’s dependence on medications.

There are many types of massages, but there is no clear evidence that makes one type of massage more beneficial than the others. While some people prefer a Swedish massage that involves kneading the skin, others prefer a deep massage or pressure point massages. Some of the common types of body pain that can benefit from a massage include headaches, lower back pain, arthritic knee pain, neck pain and fibromyalgia. A massage is also said to be helpful in reducing pain triggered by cancer and cancer treatment.

As compared to painkillers, a massage is typically considered safe as long as you are being massaged by a trained professional. In the wrong hands, a massage can, in fact, worsen pain. For slight, occasional pains, a massage is great, but when it comes to more chronic pains, it is best to consult a doctor before getting a massage. This is because the pain may be a symptom of a larger problem. Other instances when you should not get a massage include in cases of a fracture, deep vein thrombosis, burns or open wounds, severe osteoporosis or thrombocytopenia or if you suffer from a bleeding disorder.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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I have allergy from sun. As I go out in the sun, soon I get the sun stroke I headache starts. And this headache remains for almost 3 days. What to do?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have allergy from sun. As I go out in the sun, soon I get the sun stroke I headache starts. And this headache remai...
Headache triggered by sun can be due to migraine. Migraine headache is characterised by unilateral pulsating headache associated with nause/vomiting and photophobia / phonophobia. There are triggers for migraine like sun exposure as in your case, certain foods or smell, lack of sleep, excess caffeine etc. The triggers are variable for different patients. Migraine attacks can be managed by simple painkillers like paracetamol but in resistant cases drugs like Sumatriptan may be needed. For frequent episodes of migraine preventive medications are to be taken by prescription. There are various medicines available for this and if control is not achieved with one medicine another drug is to be added. Don't take painkillers daily for migraine headaches, it's better to take the preventive medicines. Painkillers on long term basis can further aggravate the migraine headache into Medication Overuse Headace (Read my health tip on Medication Overuse Headache) Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid migraine headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it. 6. Do pranayam daily. You can consult a pain specialist for therapies like dry needling or botulinum injections for your problem. Consult again for further queries.
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She have a Problem with Headache. The main problem is when she get headache, She is Feeling to Vomit and after some time of Headache she Vomits a lot and when She wake up in the Morning, She Finds a Swelling Eyes. Its repeated 2-3 times in a Month. Previously She had a problem with Sweating so Doc prescribe her a medicine which name is Tryptomer 25. Now the problem is in the worst condition that's why She Consulted a Neurologist, He Said that just Consult a gastroenterologist, She Also consulted but the Doc is not good he Said Just Do ultrasound, In ultrasound he find nothing and after then he Suddenly said that you intestine to worsen that's why you have to do endoscopy .But she has a fear of endoscopy. So she told to the Doc to prescribe some medicine for her but Doc get angry and wrote Some medicine with the words nothing will cure. Its a shameless version Now She got Depress with the words and problem is now as it is. Please Suggest the best for her. Thanking You.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
She have a Problem with Headache. The main problem is when she get headache, She is Feeling to Vomit and after some t...
Headache with vomiting commonly occurs in cases of Migraine. You should start her on Migraine medications and she will be better. Endoscopy is not required if its migraine headache. Migraine headache is characterised by unilateral pulsating headache associated with nause/vomiting and photophobia / phonophobia. There are triggers for migraine like sun exposure, certain foods or smell, lack of sleep, excess caffeine etc. The triggers are variable for different patients. Migraine attacks can be managed by simple painkillers like paracetamol but in resistant cases drugs like Sumatriptan may be needed. For frequent episodes of migraine preventive medications are to be taken by prescription. There are various medicines available for this and if control is not achieved with one medicine another drug is to be added. Don't take painkillers daily for migraine headaches, it's better to take the preventive medicines. Painkillers on long term basis can further aggravate the migraine headache into Medication Overuse Headace (Read my health tip on Medication Overuse Headache) Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid migraine headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it. 6. Do pranayam daily. You can consult a pain specialist for therapies like dry needling or botulinum injections for your problem. Consult again for further queries.
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Migraine Pain - Facts About It!

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Migraine Pain - Facts About It!

Migraine headache is characterized by a severe headache usually affecting one side of the head. There are other symptoms along with headache like nausea/vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound. Some patients experience neurological phenomena like changes in vision, temporary loss of sensation and altered sensation, a phenomenon known as an aura (flashes of light, zigzag patterns, bright spots, tingling in the arms and the legs). Migraine headache can last for 2 to 3 days. 

Symptoms: The symptoms depend on the stage of a migraine attack. The stages of a migraine attack can be: 

  1. Prodrome, Aura, Headache or attack, and Postdrome. 
  2. Prodorme: One to two days prior to the migraine attack, patient may experience; 
    • Mood swings. 
    • Cravings for food. 
    • Increased yawning. 
    • Stiff neck. 
    • Constipation and frequent thirst and urination. 

In case of an aura (during or before a migraine), there may be visual, motor, speech, and sensory illusions and disturbances such as, 

  • Loss of vision. 
  • A strange sensation of needles pricking an arm or a leg. 
  • One side of the body becomes weak and numb. 
  • There are visual illusions such as the appearance of flashes of light, zigzag patterns, bright spots. 
  • There is a problem in hearing and speaking. 
  • In some cases, there may be a hemiplegic migraine (the limb becomes weak). 

During a Migraine Attack (lasts for 4 to 72 hours), there may be 

  1. A throbbing pain on either one or both sides of the head 
  2. Blurred vision, light-headedness. 
  3. Nausea and vomiting 
  4. Sensitivity to light and sound 
  5. Sensitivity to touch and smell (though rare) 

In Postdrome (after a migraine), there can be 

  1. Mood swings. 
  2. A person may be sensitive to light and sound. 
  3. Dizziness and weakness 
  4. Confusion 
  5. Extreme fatigue 

An amalgamation of environmental and genetic factors may be responsible for a migraine. Trigger varies for each patient: 

  1. Stress and extreme physical exertion 
  2. Obesity 
  3. Alcohol and caffeinated drinks and beverages 
  4. Salty and processed foods 
  5. Altered sleeping habits 
  6. Hormonal alterations in women (Constant fluctuation in the level of oestrogen) 
  7. Oral contraceptives and certain vasodilators (nitroglycerin) 
  8. Preservatives like MSG (monosodium glutamate) and Aspartame (sweetener) 
  9. Sunshine, certain odours, travel, etc can trigger migraine. 

Treatment and Prevention: 

  1. Medicines under supervision to abort an attack of migraine and special drugs to stop attacks. 
  2. Lifestyle changes are helpful to decrease attacks: 
    • Avoid your trigger for migraine. 
    • Follow regular sleep -wake cycle. 
    • Regular exercise, meditation. 
    • Avoidance of alcohol, caffeine containing beverages. 
  3. Other treatment options that can be availed from pain specialist: 
    • Transcutaneous supraorbital nerve stimulation 
    • Intramuscular stimulation. 
    • Botulinum toxin injection. 
    • Occipital nerve block.

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

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Well, I oftenly suffer from Headache. Can someone suggest for any medicine with minimum side effects to get rid of the headache instantly. I have a tried few such like flexon. But want to know is there any other medicine better than flexon.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Well, I oftenly suffer from Headache. Can someone suggest for any medicine with minimum side effects to get rid of th...
Medication for headache will depend on cause of headache. For frequent episodes of headache, painkillers can aggravate the headache. You need to provide details of your headache pattern so that a diagnosis can be reached. Just taking painkillers is not the solution for frequent headache Headache at young age can be due to 1. Tension headache: Pain is band like constriction at forehead. Simple analgesics like paracetamol will help. 2. Migraine: episodes of severe headache, generally one sided and associated with nausea or vomiting, photophobia / phonophobia. Migraine treatment requires lifestyle modifications and painkillers. 3. Headache can be due to refractive error (vision defect ). Simple vision check and wearing spectacles accordingly can help. 4. Sinusitis: Headache with nasal discharge, fever and throat pain. Consult an ENT specialist in such cases Other causes of headache can be cluster headache, tumour, meningitis, cervical spine diseases, and many more. Follow these lifestyle changes to avoid headache 1. Maintain regular sleep wake cycle, even on holiday's. 2. Don't skip meals. Take regular healthy diet with adequate fluids 3. Do not consume excess caffeine / carbohydrates / alcohol or smoke. 4. Exercise daily (aerobics and cardiovascular) 5. Identify your headache trigger and try to avoid it.
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I have having pain in my left eye and then this pain reached left side of my brain suddenly it becomes full headache. Please suggest me what is going on help me out.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I have having pain in my left eye and then this pain reached left side of my brain suddenly it becomes full headache....
This type of headache can ne due to 1. Cluster headache 2. Problems of eye. Get eye check up done by ophthalmogist first. Characteristics of Cluster headache are: 1. Severe unilateral headache around the eyes. 2. Headache lasts for 15 to 180 minutes. 3. There is Redness or watering of eyes/ nose, Eyelid swelling, Severe restlessness or agitation. 4 Headache can occur once every alternate day to 8 per day. This is just a brief outline. In such headache conventional painkillers are not generally effective and specific medicines are to be taken to prevent headache. Most patients get relief by taking oxygen inhalation. You should consult a Pain physician for further evaluation and management.
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Sir me 28 years ka hu mu je puri body me thado pain hota alaga alag jagah par alag alag time pain hota hehatah me chesat me gal par pair me hatah ki ungli me par ke panjo me sir me etc sir ye kya ho sakta he.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Sir me 28 years ka hu mu je puri body me thado pain hota alaga alag jagah par alag alag time pain hota hehatah me che...
This can be due to: Arthritis Fibromyalgia Thyroid problems Vitamin D and Calcium deficiency. Get blood test like CRP, Thyroid hormones, Vitamin D and calcium levels. Take a course of antiinflammatory drugs like Ibuprofen for 5 days. Calcium and vitamin D supplements if required. Start regular exercises like yoga or swimming. Also provide further details of your symptoms and consult a pain specialist.
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Meri mummy ko cancer hai unke gale me jalan or dard ho raha hai kya kare please answer me fast.

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
Painnim cancer patients requires specialized management. A pain specialist or palliative medicine specialist can help you. This pain can be managed by special medicines like opioids, injection treatments like nerve blocks. A detailed evaluation and symptomatology is required to make a treatment plan. Kindly elaborate on the patients condition. For the time being she can take tablet paracetamol 500 mg 4 times a day.
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I am having headache for the past 5 days Because of the headache I get little nausea feeling I do not know whats the reason for this headache Do I have got power so have to check with the eye doctor?

MBBS, MD - Anaesthesiology, FIPM, Fellowship in palliative medicine, certificate in interventional pain management, Multidisciplinary pain management course
Pain Management Specialist, Pune
I am having headache for the past 5 days
Because of the headache I get little nausea feeling
I do not know whats the ...
Headache with nausea can be due to Migraine or intracranial mass. Migraine is a common cause of such headache. Eye power can also cause headache, generally it is without nausea. Just get your eye check up done once. You can take simple analgesics like Ibuprofen or Paracetamol for relief of headache. Detailed description of headache is needed to help reach a diagnosis. If problem is persistent, MRI of brain may be needed.
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