Question And Answers

Q. What is the treatment options for stroke and how much will it cost?

Asked anonymously   on 22nd Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Treatment for stroke depends upon the time that you reach the hospital after the stroke.

  • Within 3 hrs- Thrombolysis
  • Within 24 hrs - Mechanical thrombectomy
  • Within 3-4 days - surgery is a life-saving procedure. 
  • Long term - medications & physiotherapy

Cost varies depending upon the requirement.

Q. What factors make you prone to stroke?

Asked anonymously   on 22nd Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Heart condition
  • Hyper homocysteinemia. 

Q. What could be the underlying causes of stroke?

Asked anonymously   on 22nd Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

The onset of atherosclerosis with increasing age increases the chances of stroke greatly. The other risk factors include consumption of tobacco, reduced physical activity, unhealthy diet, excessive intake of alcohol, hypertension, atrial fibrillation, obesity, male gender coupled with genetic and psychological reasons.

Q. Experiencing constant bouts of dizziness, when is it concerning and what should i do?

Asked anonymously   on 16th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Constant bouts of dizziness is concerning. You should visit a neurologist/neurosurgeon at the earliest.

Q. For what reasons do people develop speech problems?

Asked anonymously   on 16th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Speech problems can be because of:

  • Local problems i.e. oro motor muscle issues called Dysarthria
  • Central causes i.e. brain-related issues called Dysphasia.

Q. What treatment can cure my mother from her migraine?

Asked anonymously   on 16th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Migraine has a 2-step treatment 

  • 1st – Intensive treatment
  • 2nd – Long term treatment

Q. Through what lifestyle modifications can i manage spine related disorders?

Asked anonymously   on 16th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney
  • Regular back strengthening exercises.
  • Abdominal exercises
  • Avoid lifting heavyweights
  • Avoiding jerky rides

Q. Hi, i have severe neck pain and i have tried all non surgical treatments. As per Mri, its a facetal arthrotopy at C7-T1. I am looking for a facet fusion surgery. Please let me know if you do that surgery.

Asked by Pradipta Kar   on 8th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Yes, I do facet fusion surgery but before that, I need to evaluate whether you would need it or not.

Q. How much does spinal cord stimulation cost in india?

Asked anonymously   on 8th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Approximately- Rs.6-8 Lakhs

Q. What is Spinal Cord Stimulation, and who can benefit from same?

Asked anonymously   on 8th Nov, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Spinal cord stimulation is recommended for an increasing number of painful health problems. A two-step screening process is typically used to determine whether a person is a good candidate for spinal cord stimulation. The first step is based on the person’s medical condition and begins with a thorough assessment by the doctor. If the person fits the criteria then the doctor will arrange a trial period. 

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