Lumbar spondylitis is a degenerative problem that affects the discs, vertebral bodies, and joints associated with the lumbar vertebrae. Lumbar spondylitis is considered to be progressive and irreversible, especially for older people. Joint stiffness will limit the motions of the individual. Lower back pain, leg pain, numbness while standing and walking are certain symptoms of lumbar spondylitis. Treatment & management Based on the condition of the individual, the treatment would differ. The medical management would either be conservative or surgical methods.Oral or intravenous medicat
Tuberculosis is an extremely infectious disease caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. It's one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Tuberculosis is a scary disease and rightfully so, India is home to one of the largest segments of TB affected people. The peculiar case of spinal TB occurs when you contract Tuberculosis and it gradually spreads outside your lung and infect your spine The very structure of the spine works against you in this case, the rich blood flow through the spine makes it the perfect breeding ground for TB.Spinal TB is hard to diagnose because it is pai
It requires tremendous will power and unaltered trust for an individual to undergo brain surgery. The surgery is usually done to correct any physical or structural abnormalities in the brain either caused by physical injury, congenital disability, or other disease. Based on the type of surgery performed the recovery period and hospitalization may vary. Along with the preoperative preparation, even post-operative care also makes a huge difference in the recovery period of individuals. Apart from the regular medications, there are certain dos and don'ts the patients have to follow to prevent fur
A human brain weighing only 1.5 kg is always an interesting subject for researchers. This organ controls all the functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world, and embodies the essence of the mind and soul. Intelligence, creativity, emotion, and memory are a few of the many things governed by the brain. This wonder organ is nothing less than a live supercomputer. Now think, what happens when this supercomputer is infected with a malicious virus? It performs poorly, outputs never match the inputs given and all the actions become unpredictable if proper care is not taken.
The central nervous system (CNS) includes the brain and spinal cord. It is responsible to control most of the functions of the mind and the body. Often the CNS can suffer from infections which can threaten one’s life. In cases where children suffer from CNS infections, their immune systems are severely affected. These infections should be diagnosed and treated immediately by a specialist. The most common causes of CNS infections are fungi, bacteria, and viruses. The infections of Central nervous system that is caused by bacteria or fungi can cause several illnesses such as: Brain a
Spinal cord surgery is recommended to people who have a problem in their disks. When the disks present in the spine gets dislocated or enlarges than normal size, people start facing pain. In the initial stage, the source of pain cannot be tracked. If you are facing any unexplained pain, in your back lower which is extending towards the thigh area, it's time for you to consult a doctor. At first, doctors might recommend physiotherapy or other pain medication. But if both fail the only option left is surgery. Today spine surgery has become more advanced. Minimally invasive techniques are used t
Spondylosis is simply termed as arthritis indicating degenerative arthritic changes in the spine. In the spine, degenerative changes occur as a part of the normal aging process. Everyone is experienced with spondylosis as he or she gets older. Over 85% of people are affected by cervical spondylosis after 60 years. This degenerative change commonly occurs in the vertebral body and never roots openings. Cervical spondylosis affects the spinal disc in the neck due to the age-related factor. Cervical spondylosis occurs due to wear and tear in the cartilage and bones. If the cervical spondylosis r
A ruptured disc or herniated disc has a number of hazard factors that can be controlled, together with the way of life choices, shock, and damage. The ordinary reason for this situation is outside of our control, this is the usual aging procedure. A herniated disk shows to a trouble with one of the tough cushions among the individual bones that heap up to make your spine. This can annoy close nerves and which creates pain, numbness or fault in an arm or leg. Yet, a lot of people practice no symptoms from a herniated disk. It is not necessary that people who have a herniated disk need to under
Injuries to the head in infants and children can cause different medical and surgical problems, ranging from mild to severe. In India, children between 1 to 15 years comprise a considerable proportion of the total population, who are vulnerable to Traumatic head injury. In developed countries, paediatric trauma mortality still represents more than half of all childhood fatalities, which is 18 times more common than brain tumours. Each year in India, childhood head injuries result in tens of thousands of emergency room visits and hospitalizations. Although 70 percent of the children have minor
Tumor is an abnormal growth of cells and can found in any part of the body. The pituitary is a small gland within the skull, beneath the brain, and over the nasal passages and are on top of the fleshy back part of the roof of the mouth. The pituitary tumors start in the front part of the pituitary gland or anterior pituitary. These glands make the hormones that manage other endocrine glands such as Growth hormone, Thyroid-stimulating hormone, Adrenocorticotropic hormone, Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH), and Prolactin. The reverse part of the pituitary gland kno
A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is disturbed due to ruptured or blocked blood vessel and force brain tissues and cells to destroy. It is a medical emergency condition and requires immediate treatment. Delay in the treatment may cause permanent disability or even death. Hold back in the treatment may cause permanent disability or even death. It is vital to understand and diagnose the stroke symptoms and provide appropriate treatment as soon as possible. Center for Brain and Spine Chennai, Tamil Nadu has all the treatment facilities to treat stroke with experienced staff to h
Epilepsy is a CNS (Neurological) condition that affects the brain activity. It causes seizures, temporary episodes of twitching with convulsions. A Seizure is caused when the brain’s electrical impulses act abnormally and pass irregular signals. Sometimes the person may experience loss of consciousness. But, pin pointedly epilepsy can be defined as “two or more unprovoked seizures”. Epilepsy makes all the activities a bit risky as the person does not know when the seizure may strike. However, epilepsy can well be managed with medications and other treatments. Reducing risks f
The head injury is considered as the trauma to skull, scalp or brain. It can also be the minor bump on the skull which requires head injury treatment. It can be either open or closed. Head injury consists of: Wounds in the scalp Fracture of the skull etc.... Head injuries might also lead to bleeding in the brain tissues as well as the layers that surround it. Head injuries are most commonly happening in children. What are the causes? Some of the common causes of the injury include: Falls Accidents at work, home, outdoors or while playing. Traffic accidents Physical assault Most of them ten
The spine is commonly known as backbone which is formed with 33 individual bones stacked one on top of the other. The spinal column provides the main support for the body, allowing to stand, upright, bend and twist at the same time it is protecting the spinal cord from injury. The spine is divided into three regions called cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine. Dr. Shyam Sundar who has an in-depth knowledge in the field of neurosurgery. He has done numerous spinal surgeries. Spinal surgery can be safely treated with Dr. Shyam Sundar. He is one of the leading neurosurgeons in Tamilnadu. He believ
What is Brain Tumor? The accumulation of abnormal cells causes tumor. Normally the cells die after some time and will be replaced by new cells but in the case of tumors, the cells won’t be replaced and ends up in the accumulation of unwanted cells. Primary brain tumor is a tissue mass which begins in the brain tissue. If a cancerous tumor starts elsewhere in the body and spreads to brain it is called secondary brain tumor. The most common type of primary brain tumor in children is medulloblastoma, grade I or II astrocytoma, ependymoma and brainstem glioma. In adults astrocytoma, meningi
Backbone or spine is considered to be the most important part of the body. It has five regions namely cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum and coccyx. Dislocation or defects of the spine cause back pain. The remedies suggested for back pain includes the application of medicine and oral medications. In some cases of back pain problems persist even after taking medications. The remedy for this is surgery. It is safe to rely on experienced doctors for surgeries so that surgeries become problem less. Due to the advancement of technologies and well-equipped machines hospitals are providing utmost car
The presence of tumours, especially in the brain area, has often been considered with a lot of dread. This is because of the complexity of the treatment and its effect on our central nervous system. However, with the advent of modern technology and minimally invasive techniques, the procedures have been made more simple, accurate and successful. Endoscopic skull base surgery is one such minimally invasive surgical procedure now preferred for the treatment of skull base tumours. Being a procedure ingrained in technology, the efficiency of the treatment greatly depends on the skill of the docto
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