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Whiplash - Know What Can Cause It!

Dr. Kedar Agrawal 85% (11 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics
Orthopedist, Raipur
Whiplash - Know What Can Cause It!

A stinging pain in the neck that makes you feel broken from the neck joint could be a reason to worry. It is often accompanied by an aching head or a throbbing shoulder joint. Neck pain, such as this occurs due to an injury in the area resulting from sudden back and forth movement of the neck. It is referred to as whiplash as the nature of the pain and subsequent discomfort resembles the snapping of a whip. The pain is more like a sprain, but not exactly so. This can affect athletes or even any person in general who has faced an accident in recent past. Whiplash is characterized by a tearing of ligaments and tendons that connect one bone to another.

Causes of Whiplash:

1. Sports that involve contact- Any extracurricular activity involving collisions or other forms of physical contact can cause neck injuries. Football and rugby players frequently suffer from Whiplash.

2. Road accidents- Public transport has a host of disadvantages. Reckless driving can make the tendons of your neck tear. Auto accidents cause immense strain on your neck; it can also lead to Whiplash.

3. Any kind of physical abuse- If you have gotten into a violent fight with someone your neck could suffer from a Whiplash. Instances of physical abuse where the neck is jerked or punched at can also result in neck strains. Domestic violence often leads to instances of neck strains.

Symptoms related to this condition:

1. You may or may not suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus is a physical disorder where you hear ringing sounds. It is quite distracting.

2. Your vision might get blurry.

3. You can experience irregular sleep patterns.

4. You can find it hard to concentrate on any one thing for more than a while.

5. You can grow irritable at the drop of a hat.

6. Your memory may fail you. You might find it next to impossible to trace back a day's activity.

Some of the other direct symptoms are:

1. Your neck might turn stiff preventing you from moving it left, right, up or down.

2. Pangs of pain can be felt in and around your shoulders.

3. Your upper arms can grow numb and tender.

4. Your head can spin repeatedly or you could feel dizzy.

5. Whiplash can also result in serious fatigue.

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Chiropractic Therapy - When Is It Done?

Dr. Jeetu Mishra 84% (61 ratings)
Bachelor of Physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Chiropractic Therapy - When Is It Done?

What is chiropractic therapy?
It is one of the type of alternative medicine which deals with diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the musculoskeletal system. Doctors who perform it are known as chiropractors.

How was it originated?
It was invented by D. D. Palmer in 1895. It was invented by him by adjusting the spine of a deaf man, and he restored his hearing by doing that. After finding such a great result he proposed that all the diseases are due to subluxation of the spine (95%), and subluxations of other bone (5%).

Thus, he concluded, and formed a base of it by postulating following things:

  1. Diseases occur because of bones displacement.
  2. These bony displacements cause nerve entrapment.
  3. Manipulation of the spine replaces the bones, and removes the nerve interference, and allows a vitalistic life force to restore the health.

But there is no supporting evidence of these postulates.

Why is it done?
The main purpose of it is to correct alignment problems, to reduce the pain, and to support the body's natural ability to heal itself. Sometimes, other methods, such as the application of heat, and ice, electrical stimulation, relaxation techniques, rehabilitative, and general exercise, diet counseling, weight loss, and lifestyle modification are also advised.

What are the advantages of it?

  1. Spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) is one of the effective therapy for the patients with low back pain but it has shown positive effects only in some patients.
  2. Chiropractic can effectively treat injuries such as muscle strains, tennis elbow, pelvic sprains.
  3. Chiropractic helps in relieving pressure in the joints, soft tissue, and it also include typical spinal adjusting techniques to prevent injuries.
  4. Gastro-intestinal symptoms and diseases can be reduced by chiropractic therapy like colic, chronic constipation, gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD), heartburn, and irritable bowel syndrome.
  5. Chiropractic treatment also helps in improving neck pains due to obstructing structures whether it may be from the distant or nearer cause.
  6. The nervous system functions simultaneously along with the immune system, and other systems. According to chiropractic, the pathways of nerves from the central nervous system require open communication with the immune system so that our body can repair itself. Chiropractic care removes any obstacles which obstruct this line of communication.
  7. Chiropractic care can be used in a woman’s pregnancy to make pregnancy comfortable, and can also be used to reduce the chances of complicated labor.
  8. It also helps in cancer patients for improving wellness, and to prevent it through education.

What are the adverse effects of it?

  • Stroke, paralysis
  • Cervico-thoracic epidural hematoma
  • Neuropraxic injury of radicular nerves
  • Cervical disc herniation
  • Cranial nerve palsy
  • Vertebral fracture
  • Subclavian artery occlusion
  • Death

Cupping Therapy As A Treatment In Present Day Medication!

Dr. Izhar Hasan 92% (247 ratings)
MD (U), Bachelor of Unani Medicine and Surgery (B.U.M.S)
Unani Specialist, Delhi
Cupping Therapy As A Treatment In Present Day Medication!

The Value of cupping therapy as a treatment in present day medication

ABSTRACT

Cupping therapy pulls toxins, pathogenic elements, blood poison, dead lymph and cell flotsam and jetsam from profound inside the tissues to the surface. These crippling operators are then more effortlessly removed from the body. The stores disseminate from a couple of hours up to a little while, contingent upon the measure of stagnation and the patients post treatment exercises. The nature of the pathogenic components changes as indicated by the seriousness of the patient's blood stasis; which associates with the nature, seriousness and sort of condition they have. It can show up from a light pink to a dim purple, yet is normally a shade of red. Regularly modest raised knocks will show up. In some cases a reasonable liquid will be attracted to the surface. These are largely consequences of sickness and toxins being expelled from profound inside the tissues. For the most part, the expert will see the best measure of stores being attracted to the surface in the initial couple of medicines. The stores will decrease in force as the more profound issues are settled and the stagnations and toxins have been dug up and flushed out by means of the bodys' own circulatory frameworks, removal from the pores and sweat.

Although the marks look painful, they are not. Patients usually feel an immediate sense of relief.

Keywords: Cupping therapy, Toxins

INTRODUCTION

Since antiquated occasions, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) have assumed a critical job in human wellbeing and welfare. Cupping treatment gets its name from the cups that are utilized to convey the treatment. Cupping has turned out to be progressively accessible to general society in the ongoing years. "Cupping Therapy is an old restorative treatment that depends after making a nearby suction to assemble blood stream with the end goal to advance mending". Cupping is a conventional idea thought to help in medicinal conditions and has turned out to be progressively more famous in specific situations. It is as yet drilled in country zones as it was rehearsed a huge number of years back, yet as of late has been recognized in the western culture. Cupping treatment is rehearsed worldwide and among various societies to oversee pain and other medical issues. Pain can be enduring and consistent with the patient inclination inconvenience, trouble and frequently anguish if the seriousness is high. Pain that can't be overseen by customary restorative consideration, is the most widely recognized explanation behind looking for remedial options in contrast to traditional medication and the more serious the torment, the more incessant is the utilization of such treatments.

DEFINITION OF CUPPING THERAPY

Cupping therapy is therapy of alternative traditional medicine. Due to utilization of cups, it is called as cupping therapy. Hijama is alternative name of cupping therapy. It is Arabic word, which means ‘to suck’.

HISTORY OF CUPPING THERAPY

There is reason to trust the practice dates from as right on time as 3000 BC. The Ebers Papyrus , composed  1550 BC and one of the most established therapeutic course readings in the Western world, portrays the Egyptians ' utilization of cupping, while at the same time making reference to comparable practices utilized by Saharan Peoples. In ancient Greece, Hippocrates (400 BC) utilized cupping for interior malady and basic issues. The method was profoundly suggested by Muhammad and henceforth very much drilled by Muslim researchers who explained and built up the technique further. Continuously, this method in its various structures spread into medication all through Asian and European human advancements. In China, the most punctual utilization of cupping that is recorded is from the popular Taoist chemist and botanist, GeHong (281-341 A.D.).

AIMS AND OBJECTIVE

Cupping treatment ends up prevalent day by days. Many physicians interested to practise this therapy. But very short information they fear to practise. Keeping this fact in mind this article is written to provide basic information of cupping therapy to all research scholar and physicians.

METHODS OF CUPPING

Cupping can be wet or dry. In dry cupping cups are set on flawless skin and the point is to just expel blood and liquid from the site of aggravation to the surface of the skin. Wet cupping, otherwise called phlebotomy, is the point at which mini incisions are made with an exceptional sort of lancet on the locale of the skin where the cup is connected.

The point is to evacuate shallow blood that streams into the cup which is believed to be brimming with poisonous and harmful substances. Cupping is performed by making a vacuum in the cup set on the skin by either applying a warmed cup on the skin which devours the air inside it (fire cupping) or by utilizing a suction pump (suction cupping). In flame cupping the expert may utilize a cup made of glass, metal or wood (bamboo). The cups are then warmed by consuming liquor splashed cotton inside the cups. The cup is then set looked down level on the skin as the warmth makes suction on the skin. Suction cupping utilizes a suction pump to direct the let some circulation into of the cup after it is connected to the skin.

DURATION OF CUPPING

The cups are left in place anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes depending on the nature of the individual’s condition. However duration of cups left may vary patient to patient and severity of the disease.

A general course of treatment involves four to six sessions in intervals starting from 7 to 15 day gaps.

INDICATIONS OF CUPPING THERAPY

1. Musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders: Cupping can eliminate pain causing substances, prostaglandins, inflammatory mediators and cytokines. 

  • Neck pain, cervical spondylosis
  • Back pain (lumbago) and lumbar disc herniation 
  • Lumbar disc prolapse unless surgery is indicated 
  • Fibromyalgia and fibrositis 
  • Neck and shoulder pain, stiffness, spasm
  • Skeletal pain, myalgia
  • Knee osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Shoulder back myofascitis 
  • Post fracture pain, sprain, traumatic strain
  • Muscles spasm
  • Tendonitis 
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Sciatica 
  • Ankylosing spondylitis
  • Addisons disease 
  • Autoimmune anaemia

2. Cardiovascular diseases: Cupping eliminates excess intravascular fluids, excess lipids, vasoconstrictors and aetiology concerning substances. 

  • Hypertension (through removing excess serum fluids and vasoconstrictors) 
  • Edema (through removing excess fluids and clear interstitial spaces 
  • Myocardial ischemia and arrhythmia 
  • Rheumatic fever 
  • Vascular thrombosis 
  • Coronary artery diseases (narrowing of the arteries) 
  • Abnormal heart rhythms

3. Gynaecological disorders: 

  • Amenorrhoea 
  • Dysmenorrhoea
  • Leucorrhoea 
  • Infertility 
  • Haemorrhage (vaginal bleeding) 
  • To stimulate the ovaries 
  • Menstruation problems

4. Haematological disorders: Cupping clears blood from fragments of haemolysed cells, liberated Hb, excess iron 

  • Sideroblastic anaemia (to excrete excess iron) 
  • Thalassemia (to excrete excess serum iron, fragmented cells and ferritin)
  • Polycythemia

5. Dermatological disorders: Cupping clears toxic blood from fragments of abnormally high IgE and other diseases 

  • Psoriasis
  • Atopic dermatitis 
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Leucoderma/vitiligo 
  • Cellulitis 
  • Idiopathic urticaria

6. Endocrinal/metabolism disorders: Cupping eliminates accumulated substrates and metabolites from body and induces blood clearance; induce immunity boosting and pharmacological potentiation. 

  • Hypothyroidism 
  • Hyperthyroidism 
  • Obesity 
  • Prevents diabetes mellitus complications 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Gout and gouty arthritis 
  • Hyperlipidemia 
  • Hormonal imbalance

7. Neuropsychiatric disorders: Cupping removes pain causing substances, prostaglandins and aetiological concerning fluids from the body. 

  • Headache
  • Migraine 
  • Anxiety 
  • Depression 
  • Obsessive compulsory disorders
  • Insomnia 
  • Dementia 
  • Trigeminal neuralgia 
  • Laziness, lassitude and somnolence

8. Respiratory and ENT disorders: Cupping removes pathology concerning substances and boost immunity. 

  • Allergic rhinitis 
  • Bronchial asthma 
  • Tonsillitis 
  • Motion sickness 
  • Sinusitis 
  • Otitis media
  • Bronchitis

9. Gastrointestinal disorders: 

  • Constipation 
  • Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) 
  • Gastritis 
  • Ulcerative colitis 
  • Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) 
  • Intoxication (toxins, food and drugs administration

10. Miscellaneous: 

  • Cellulitis
  • Diabetic foot (excrete abnormal, harmful metabolites, increase immunity, and improve local circulation in foot) 
  • Influenza, epidemic flu as cupping enhances the natural antiviral immunity 
  • Prevents parkinson disease progress 
  • Frozen shoulder 
  • Varicose veins 
  • Blockages and congestion

CONTRAINDICATION OF CUPPING THERAPY

  • Bleeding disorders such as haemophilia or who are being treated with anticoagulants
  • Active inflammation, burns, infection, and open wounds.
  • A child
  • Pregnant
  • Menstruating

SIDE EFFECTS OF CUPPING THERAPY

  • None if done by expert

SPECIAL NOTE

This particular method of wet cupping is a specialty treatment and must be performed by trained and qualified Unani physician.

CONCLUSION

Cupping therapy treatment allows the practitioner to determine with the aid of suction cups whether the position of the symptoms is the true location of the disease. Additionally, we can detect which organ is defective and in need of treatment. With the many forms of cupping therapy health care provider should review the literature and make their selection of cupping method and points based on treatment studies.

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Whiplash - All You Should Know About It!

Dr. Ankur Gupta 85% (19 ratings)
MBBS, MS - Orthopaedics, MCH
Orthopedist, Raipur
Whiplash - All You Should Know About It!

A stinging pain in the neck that makes you feel broken from the neck joint could be a reason to worry. It is often accompanied by an aching head or a throbbing shoulder joint. Neck pain, such as this occurs due to an injury in the area resulting from sudden back and forth movement of the neck. It is referred to as whiplash as the nature of the pain and subsequent discomfort resembles the snapping of a whip. The pain is more like a sprain, but not exactly so. This can affect athletes or even any person in general who has faced an accident in recent past. Whiplash is characterized by a tearing of ligaments and tendons that connect one bone to another.

Causes of Whiplash:

  1. Sports that involve contact: Any extracurricular activity involving collisions or other forms of physical contact can cause neck injuries. Football and rugby players frequently suffer from Whiplash.
  2. Road accidents: Public transport has a host of disadvantages. Reckless driving can make the tendons of your neck tear. Auto accidents cause immense strain on your neck; it can also lead to Whiplash.
  3. Any kind of physical abuse: If you have gotten into a violent fight with someone your neck could suffer from a Whiplash. Instances of physical abuse where the neck is jerked or punched at can also result in neck strains. Domestic violence often leads to instances of neck strains.

Symptoms related to this condition:

  1. You may or may not suffer from tinnitus. Tinnitus is a physical disorder where you hear ringing sounds. It is quite distracting.
  2. Your vision might get blurry.
  3. You can experience irregular sleep patterns.
  4. You can find it hard to concentrate on any one thing for more than a while.
  5. You can grow irritable at the drop of a hat.
  6. Your memory may fail you. You might find it next to impossible to trace back a day's activity.

Some of the other direct symptoms are:

  1. Your neck might turn stiff preventing you from moving it left, right, up or down.
  2. Pangs of pain can be felt in and around your shoulders.
  3. Your upper arms can grow numb and tender.
  4. Your head can spin repeatedly or you could feel dizzy.
  5. Whiplash can also result in serious fatigue.
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Top Physiotherapists in Gurgaon

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri

Today’s lifestyle is full of stress, long commuting hours, staying back in office to meet that deadline. All this can lead to musculoskeletal problems. These top physiotherapist in Gurgaon, can help you with determining any kind of musculoskeletal problems as well as treatment. They can help you with the simplest of thing like posture correction to post surgery physio like in case of knee or hip replacement. They also help in treating as well as the training required for sports. Below is the list of Top 10 Physiotherapist in Gurgaon, you can refer in case you are suffering from any kind of muscle or joint injury, pain or discomfort. 

1. Dr. Deep Arya

BPT

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Deep has 21 years of practice and runs his own clinic as Arya Physiotherapy Clinic, Gurgaon. His clinics are very well equipped with high facilities and world class technology. His areas of specialization are general, orthopedic, neurology, geriatric, sports injuries and joint pain.

2. Dr. Rajesh Pal (PT)

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Orthopedic Physiotherapy, Post Graduate Diploma In Ergonomics (PGDHSC - Ergonomics), MBA - Hospital Management

Consultation fees: ₹500-600

Dr. Rajesh Pal has 18 years of experience at  PAL Physiotherapy and GNH Hospital, Gurgaon. He is a trusted physiotherapist and a trusted name in Gurgaon. His areas of specialisation are backache related disorders and sport injuries. 

3. Dr. Ranjana Arora

B.P.T, M.P.T(ORTHO), Certification In Gym Instructor & Prenatal & Post Natal

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Ranjana is known for her hardwork and dedication for her patients. She has 16 years of experience and currently practices at Physioslimfit Wellness Centre.. Her areas of expertise are trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and treating rheumatoid arthritis. She also specializes in Pain management, Aerobics,  Gym Instruction and pre- post natal exercise.

4. Dr. Sachin Singh

BPT, Master of Hospital Administration

Consultation fees: ₹400-500

Dr. Sachin has 20 years of experience and is amongst the leading physiotherapist in Gurgaon. He is currently associated with Neurortho Physiotherapy Clinic, Gurgaon. He actively participates in various medical camps and specialises in dealing with back pain related issues like-  slip disc and cervical spondylosis. He also take sessions on postural training and frozen shoulder in different corporate offices.

5. Dr. Gaurav Tyagi

BPT, MPT- Ortho

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Tyagi has around 9 years of experience in treating various types of musculoskeletal pain, orthopaedic and neurological conditions. He also treats sports injuries, geriatric care and rehabilitation. He is currently working as a HOD of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation in Anahat Multispeciality Hospital, Gurgaon and was previously associated with some of the reputed hospitals like Brij Medical Center, Nu Tech Mediworld and Qi Spine.

6. Dr. Pallavi Jain

BPTh/BPT, MPT - Physiotherapy

Consultation fees: ₹900

Dr. Pallavi Jain has 7 years of experience as a physiotherapist in Gurgaon. She currently practices at W Pratiksha Hospital. Other than being a physiotherapist, she is a certified Mat Pilates Level 1 Instructor. Sh also has hands on experiment on treating cases of  trauma injury, paralytic care, parkinson's disease and rheumatoid arthritis.

7. Dr. Yogyata Gandhi (PT)

Antenatal and Postnatal Fitness Instructor, CSPT, BPTh/BPT, Certification in Lactation

Consultation fees: ₹400 - 600

Dr. Yogyata Gandhi is a consultant physiotherapist who is associated with paras hospital Gurgaon. She has 10 years of experience in this field and specialises as sports and musculoskeletal physiotherapist and antenatal physiotherapist.  She is a certified pregnancy yoga and fitness expert and runs her own prenatal yoga classes in association with gynecologists.

8. Dr. Geyata Shrivastava

BPTh/BPT

Consultation fees: ₹200

Dr. Geyata is a well known physiotherapist, with  9 years of experience and practices at Dr. Geyata Shrivastava clinic. Her clinic is known for using the best and latest technology in machines for treating any pain and bone related ailments. Areas of specialization are general, orthopedic, neurology, geriatric, sports injuries and joint pain.

9. Dr. Neha Mittal

MPTh/MPT

Consultation fees: ₹600

Dr. Neha is currently affiliated with Mayom Hospital, Gurgaon. She has 11 years of experience as  physiotherapist. She is expert in treating some very rare critical and challenging cases. She is a certified Kinesio Taping Therapist, qualified Mulligan mobilization practitioner and Thera Band Trainer. Her rares of experiment are treatment of Orthopedic, Post-Surgical, Neurological, Pediatric, Gynecological, Cardiopulmonary, Sports Physiotherapy, Lifestyle and Obesity conditions.

10. Dr. Neetu Rathi (PT)

MPTh/MPT - Neurological Physiotherapy, BPTh/BPT

Consultation fees: ₹500

Dr. Neetu other than being a physiotherapist, she is a certified in different procedures like clinical dry needling, workplace ergonomics, kinesio taping (CKTT), mulligans manual mobilization therapist, cupping and manual therapy and pilates. Her areas of interest are treating cases with low back pain, knee pain and neck pain, antenatal and postnatal cases, ACL Reconstruction Rehabilitation, Paralysis, Neuro Physiotherapy and Sports Injury.

Neck Problems - Can It Cause Dizziness & Headache?

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
Neck Problems - Can It Cause Dizziness & Headache?

Poor neck posture-induced cervical vertigo and pain in the neck are common conditions in modern society. These can lead to seemingly unrelated issues such as trouble in swallowing, numbness, recurrent headaches, and even balance issues. We will investigate how these issues are related to neck pain in the passages below.

The human neck, also known as the cervical spine, comprises of the spinal cord and the brain. The neck is a connected physical network that consists of muscles, joints, nerves, and bones. The core function of the neck is to offer stability, nerve communications, and strength to the human body. Complications and problems arising from this structure can cause various health problems as below.

  • Balance problems: Difficulty in maintaining the normal balance of the body remains one of the most prominent symptoms associated with neck pain. Patients with neck problems exhibit a persistent unsteady disposition. They may fail to maintain balance while standing, walking, or sitting. This leads to difficulty in negotiating everyday situations and conducting normal daily work routines. People who suffer from cervical vertigo or poor neck posture-related issues tend to suffer from general imbalance. Bodily movement and locomotion can exacerbate this condition.
  • Headaches: A headache or pain in the head is a prominent symptom of pain in and around the neck or head. Patients are advised to seek medical advice before they embark on a course of medication or exercises. Migraines, excessive stress, and depression can also be responsible for headaches. People suffering from neck problems also complain about experiencing throbbing or sharp pain in the head or any particular spot around the head or neck region. In the case where headaches are caused by neck problems, the neck tends to become tender at the top portion, right at the base of the skull. In headaches induced by neck pain, the pain moves from the head to the behind of the eyes and can even cause ear pain or tinnitus.
  • DizzinessThe term dizziness refers to experiencing or having sensations like wooziness, lightheadedness, or unbalanced movement. When these conditions are heightened, the patient may faint and lose consciousness. Dizziness is not a disease but a mere symptom of certain health issues. Neck problems are one of them. Often people experience dizziness when they suffer from neck issues or cervical vertigo for extended durations. This degrades the quality of life, and in such cases, they experience a feeling of the surrounding environment spinning every time they turn their head while sitting upright or along the vertical axis. Sometimes, along with the neck problem-induced dizziness, vomiting and nausea may follow.

Doctors and health professionals must examine a persistent neck problem and its severity. The subsequent physiotherapy treatment and the time required to eliminate the problems may vary. However, there’s no denying that when it comes to dealing with neck problems, such as chronic neck pain or wry neck or even neck stiffness or cervical vertigo, the physiotherapy techniques remain the best recommendation.
 

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How To Prevent Spondylitis Of Neck & Back?

Dr. Pinky Parekh 89% (973 ratings)
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT), Bachelor of Physical Therapy
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
How To Prevent Spondylitis Of Neck & Back?

As we get older, the physical components of the body start wearing out, and the effects are felt in the joints, ligaments, intervertebral discs, and spine. Spondylitis is a form of arthritis that affects the human spine. A degenerative spinal disorder, it originates in degradations in the quality of human bones.

Spondylitis may affect all parts of the spine and causes pain in the neck (cervical spine) and the back of the body (thoracic or lumbar spine). Symptoms of this degenerative ailment include pain and stiffness in the neck and back regions. The condition often reduces the range of motion and movements possible in human beings. Thankfully, medical science has fashioned various effective means to cope with this problem.

  1. Exercising: Regular physical workouts help to lubricate the discs of the spine and counter degeneration of the discs. Exercise also helps the body to remain strong and supple with the passage of time. If you are already affected by spondylitis, it is best to avoid high-impact exercises, such as running, since the shock of impact can worsen the condition. Talk to your physiotherapist about managing the condition effectively.
  2. Yoga Postures: Some yoga postures like Bridge and the Cobra pose can stretch the muscles of the neck while making them stronger. The benefits of Yoga are not just limited to improving the neck and the back. They help to make the body stronger and more flexible. Yoga also confers proven benefits to mental health in human beings.
  3. Accentuating the ergonomics: The ergonomics of the workplace can make a significant difference to the health of the employees. Right from the lighting to the height of the desk to the placement of the laptop or the computer all of these actions play a crucial role in improving the comfort of the spine. While sitting, the back of the back should be tilted at 10 to 15 degrees back rather than being straight as a rod. Tall individuals should adjust their chairs to offer support to their thighs. You should also take a break from the workstation every 30 minutes and stretch the body.
  4. Early diagnosis: Even ten years back, the condition of spondylitis affected people aged more than 60 years. However, in recent times, people as young as 40 years suffer from neck and back pain. Most cases of spondylitis are triggered by repeated injury and stiffness owing to the lack of adequate movement. Health experts recommend an early detection of the condition. Those suffering from the condition should take measures to alleviate the disease instead of ignoring it.

Another thing that deserves mention in this regard is avoiding painkillers every time the pain strikes. Chemical interventions are not the best course of recommended actions. Doctors suggest that it is best not to depend on any medications but to seek natural means of improving the condition and arresting any deterioration.

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Basic Reasons Of Neck Pain!

Dr. Sachin Singh 86% (10 ratings)
BPT, Master of Hospital Administration
Physiotherapist, Gurgaon
Basic Reasons Of Neck Pain!

Neck pain is a common medical condition which can be easily treated if proper care and medications are taken. It usually occurs due to strained neck muscles due to a bad posture, though there might be other causes as well. Rarely, neck pain can be a symptom of a more serious problem as the condition is relatively mild in nature. The symptoms of a neck pain are very obvious which refers to any kind of discomfort in moving your neck on a daily basis. Along with this you might also have headache, stiffness of the head and muscle tightness.

Some of the most common causative factors of neck pain are listed below.

Muscle strains

A muscle strain generally happen when you exert too much pressure on your neck continuously for long periods. It also happens when you have your neck fixed in the same position for long hours of the day. Muscle strains in the neck may occur when you keep your neck bent in the wrong way while doing activities like reading a book, looking at your mobile phone or working over your laptop for extended hours.

Worn joints

Just like all the other bodily joints, the neck joint also tends to wither and degrade with age. This phenomena is known as the wearing/wear and tear of the joints. The bones of the neck joint tend to wither with time, thereby making your joint frail and exposing it to various pains and medical conditions.

Nerve compression

Nerve compression is a medical symptom whereby there is excessive pressure put on one particular nerve in the body. Herniated discs or bone spurs in the vertebrae of your neck can press on the nerves branching out from the spinal cord, hence causing a long lasting neck pain. Damage caused from a nerve compression may be minor or severe depending on the pressure applied. It may cause temporary or long-lasting problems depending on the degree of damage caused. The earlier you get a diagnosis and treatment for nerve compression, the more quickly you will find relief.

Whiplash

Neck related injuries are common phases of pain and discomfort caused due to an external damage to the neck as a result of a tragic sports related or vehicular accident. A neck injury is also known as a whiplash and it refers to an injury due to forceful, rapid back-and-forth movement of the neck, like the cracking of a whip. Whiplash mostly occurs during accidents, physical abuse or other trauma.

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Neck Pain - 5 Ways To Get Relief From Pain!

Dr. Sanjay Kapoor 87% (219 ratings)
M. Ch. (Orthopedic), MS - Orthopaedics, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), MBBS
Orthopedist, Gurgaon
Neck Pain - 5 Ways To Get Relief From Pain!

Do you suffer from neck pain? Do you sit for long hours without backrest and are used to terrible pains in the neck at the end of the day? Neck pains are very common in people of all age. Though they have various reasons for developing, their solutions can be sometimes the same. If you are suffering from neck pain, then you can try these simple methods and ease it.

  1. Drink lots of water: This is quite interesting. Not many know that a person is born with their spinal cord made of eighty percent water. As we age, the water content reduces and the spinal discs regenerate. For those who have neck pains originating from the spinal cord, they should particularly drink lots of water to maintain a hydrated body.
  2. Use Mobile Phones Cautiously: Sometimes we are unconscious of the fact that we support our mobile phones with our neck to keep our hands free. This puts a strain on our neck causing it to ache very often. In fact, it also affects the muscles of the neck. This can be a serious cause of chronic neck pain and thus it is advised that one keeps track of how they are holding and using their phones, especially during long conversations.
  3. Visit a PhysiotherapistVisiting a physiotherapist is one of the earliest treatments that you can undertake to get quick and easy neck pain relief. The physiotherapists have lots of tricks up their sleeves to provide a quick remedy for your pains. Their treatment also helps in strengthening the neck muscles apart from reducing pain.
  4. Ice-Therapy: Usually when it comes to pains, we think of using a hot water bag to soothe the pain. But, interestingly, at times ice-therapy might also help in reducing pains. You can take some ice cubes, crush them and put them in the bag and hold it against the affected area or use an ice bag directly. This helps in calming the muscles and reducing your discomfort.
  5. Acupuncture: It is a very advanced and critical form of alternative treatment. Acupuncture must always be undertaken by professionals. Administered in the correct manner, it would help you. But if something goes wrong it can lead to dire consequences.

Thus, these are some of the quick and easy ways to reduce your neck pain discomfort. However, it is recommended that if the pain persists one should go and visit a doctor.

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Best ENT Specialist in Bangalore!

Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Singh 87% (192 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS)
Ayurveda, Lakhimpur Kheri
Best ENT Specialist in Bangalore!

Suffering from problem related to ear, nose and throat (ENT) and confused about where to get it treated in Bangalore. Below are the best ENT specialist or otolaryngologists in Bangalore who can help you. These ENT specialist in Bangalore have years of experience in treating problems related to hearing and speech as well as cases like sinusitis and allergies. Best ENT Surgeons and consultants in Bangalore are:

1. Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi

DNB (ENT), MBBS

Dr. Jagdish Chaturvedi has years of experience as an ENT specialist. In his career of 12 years he has treated several cases of simple as well as advanced problems related to ear, nose, throat diseases. He has conducted several surgeries like endoscopic sinus surgeries, tracheostomies and ear nose throat endoscopies. He has done several additional courses to upgrade his knowledge and has innovated over 16 medical devices. He is currently affiliated to Sinus Hospital.

Consultation fees: ₹500-550

2. Dr. Sandeep Dachuri

MS - ENT, MBBS

Dr. Sandeep Dachuri is a practicing ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist in Bangalore with 7 years of experience. He currently practices at Shri Vishnu Ent Speciality Center in Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore.Some of the areas of special interest and expertise are Sinusitis Evaluation, ENT Consultation & treatment, Nasal endoscopy and Foreign Body Removal and vertigo.

Consultation fees: ₹300

3. Dr. Chandre Gowda

MBBS, MS - ENT

Dr. Chandre Gowda is one of the very senior doctors who has 40 years of experience. He currently practices at Sankalp ENT Care Centre. His areas of specialization are eardrum rupture treatment, head and neck cancers, phono surgery, tonsillectomy. He is a life time member of Academy of Oral Implantology (AOI),Indian Medical Association (IMA) and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI).

Consultation fees: ₹100

4. Dr. Sandhya Patil

D.N.B, D.L.O

Dr. Sandhya Patil, is a reputed Ear-Nose-Throat (ENT) specialist in Bangalore with 10 years of experience. She is associated with best hospitals as a visiting consultant and also runs her own private practice called Daivik ENT Center. She is a recipient of many awards in her field and specialises in treatment foreign body removal, tonsillitis, hearing and speech impairment

Consultation fees: ₹300

5. Dr. Shankar B Medikeri

MBBS, MS - ENT, DORL, DNB (ENT), FICS

Dr. Shankar B. Medikeri is a topper and gold medallist in his graduation and post graduation. With more than 40 years of experience he has worked with several hospitals in Bombay and Bangalore. He currently practices at Medikeri's Super Specality ENT Center. He has keen interest in conducting Live Surgical Workshops on Microsurgery of the Ear & Larynx, Endoscopic Sinus Surgery, Laser Surgery and Cadaver dissection Courses on Temporal Bone. In last 13 years he has done more than 600 cochlear implants.

Consultation fees: ₹600

6. Dr. Anita Krishnan

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO), DNB - ENT, Diploma in Medical Law and Ethics (PGDMLE)

Dr. Anita Krishnan has done several fellowships and certifications nationally and internationally. She has more than 26 years of experience and is associated with Apollo Spectra and Bangalore ENT Care Centre. SHe has attended and conducted several CMEs and seminars to upgrade her skills and knowledge as well as to help her fellow colleagues. She is known for his treatment and services like- Laryngostroboscopy, Laser Surgery, Functional Endoscopic Sinus Surgery - FESS using XOMED & Smith Nephew Microdebrider.

Consultation fees: ₹600

7. Dr. Alok Banka

ENT Surgeon, M.S., MBBS

Dr. Alok Banka is a qualified and well experienced ENT surgeon with 14 years of experience. He is is a visiting consultant at many hospitals and clinics in Bangalore like- Cogent Care Clinic, Narayana Hospital, Apollo Clinic, Columbia Asia Hospital. His areas of keen interest are micro-ear surgeries, and endoscopic sinus surgeries. He has also dealt with cases of cosmetic nasal and micro laryngeal surgeries. He is known for use of new technologies and therapies that provide best treatment to his patients.

Consultation fees: ₹450

8. Dr. Gladson Guddappa Uchil

MBBS, Diploma In Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)

Dr Gladson Guddappa Uchil is considered to be amongst the otolaryngologist, head & neck surgeon. With 21 years of experience he has worked with some of best hospitals like Fortis Healthcare Ltd, HCG Hospitals & Sparsh Superspeciality Hospitals in Bangalore. He is an expert in treating ENT related diseases or disorders snoring & sleep apnoea, ear infection. He has also done several surgeries to treat sinusitis & deviated nasal septum. He is a member of Indian Society of Otology, Association of Otolaryngologists of Bangalore (AOB), and Association of Otolaryngologists of India (AOI). 

Consultation fees: ₹600

9. Dr. Manjunath Mk

Fellowship In Laryngology, MS - ENT, MBBS, USMLE

Dr. Manjunath has 17 years of experience is a prominent name among ENT surgeons. He has done his fellowship from USA. During his tenure he has performed micro-laryngeal surgery, cosmetic nose surgery and endoscopic sinus surgery. He is also known for his perfection when it comes to micro-ear surgical procedures and has a special interest in treating snoring & sleep disorders, hearing problems, surgery for deviated nasal septum.

Consultation fees: ₹350

10. Dr. Sushma Patil

MBBS, Diploma in Otorhinolaryngology (DLO)

Dr. Sushma Patil is a ENT/ Otorhinolaryngologist with 11 years of practice. She is a reputed name in Bangalore and is member of South Zone SOI and Karnataka Medical Council. She has successfully treated cases of sleep apnea, thyroplasty, tinnitus evaluation  and management.

Consultation fees: ₹300

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