Question And Answers

Q. What could be the causes of backpain?

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

The following are the most common causes of back pain. That is,

  • Osteoporosis
  • Kidney problems
  • a strain on the back or any of its parts
  • Arthritis
  • Abnormal spine curvature

Q. My father frequently gets backpain, any tips to help him without having to depend on any medicine/surgery?

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

Back pain has got many reasons. It can be because of muscle, bone or nerves. Treatment for each cause is different. So I would have to evaluate your father for suggesting him correct treatment.

Q. Can one engage in high intensity exercises even after fully recovering and resting after spinal fusion?

Asked anonymously   on 31st Oct, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

High-intensity exercises are not recommended after spinal fusion.

Q. What are the pre-operative measures before undergoing spinal fusion?

Asked anonymously   on 31st Oct, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Preoperative measures are nothing very specific.

Q. What are the complications and side effects that one can experience after spinal fusion?

Asked anonymously   on 31st Oct, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

The complications & side effects are very minimal & spinal fusion definitely helps if spinal instability is present.

 

Complications of spinal fusion:

  • Weakness in leg
  • Non-improvement of condition
  • Infection
  • Implant failure.

Side effects:

  • Stiffness in back
  • Restricted bending forward

Q. When does one need spinal fusion?

Asked anonymously   on 31st Oct, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Spinal fusion permanently connects two or more vertebrae in your spine to improve stability, correct a deformity or reduce pain. Your doctor may recommend spinal fusion to treat: Deformities of the spine. Spinal fusion can help correct spinal deformities, such as a sideways curvature of the spine (scoliosis).

Q. Good morning doctor , My daughter of 11 years age . She is suffering with parital seizures from 6 years .seizure come ones or twice in a year Scans showing nuerocysticercosis at left parietal lobe . Presently under medication of leveteraceterum 250 at morning and 500 in night Please suggest on this ...

Asked anonymously   on 31st Oct, 21
Answer
Team member of Dr Gurneet Singh Sawhney

Neurocysticercosis is a treatable condition & Seizures associated with this are also treatable. Seizure medication should continue for at least 3 years after the last seizure episode. The dose of the medicines probably needs to be changed for controlling the seizures.

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