FAQs to Address Your Concerns Related to Medical Department
The neurological disorders primarily include diseases of: - Spinal cord - Brain - Nerves - Muscles The disorders are: - Stroke - Epilepsy - Migraine/Headaches - Parkinson’s - Multiple Sclerosis - Brain tumors - Brain Injuries - Alzheimer’s - Degenerative Spine Disorders - Slip Discs - Spinal Injury - Spinal Tumour, Spinal Deformities
You can witness: - Sudden numbness or weakness - Loss of hearing or speech difficulties - Confusion - Poor cognitive skills - Double vision - Difficulty in vision - Seizures - Difficulty in walking - Severe Headache - Bladder/ Blood Dysfunction
It is important to evaluate a stroke patient by doing either a CT scan or MRI of brain in the first 3 hours. For occlusive strokes, the clot bursting medication has to be administered within 3 to 4.5 hours of its onset. The urgency of the stroke has to be understood as some patients might require lifesaving surgery.
No, spine surgery has a success rate of 92-95%. It is indicated for conditions like disc prolapse, spinal canal stenosis and spinal instability, Spine tumours, when the symptoms and signs pertaining to above conditions match the MRI findings. However, in the absence of neurological deficit like weakness in the limbs, loss of sensation, bowel/bladder disturbances, you should opt for a trial of adequate conservative management- the period of which is normally 3 weeks to 3 months. Conservative therapy can be in the form of analgesics, physiotherapy and lifestyle changes. Despite that, if the pain persists or if there is progression of symptoms, then surgery is advised. Indications for surgery include: - Onset of a new neurological deficit. - Bowel / Bladder problems - Failure of adequate conservative trial - Neurogenic intermittent claudication (pain, tingling & numbness in legs while walking) - Intractable back pain interfering with activities of daily living.
Common cold and flu are both respiratory diseases. However, common cold is a milder problem than the flu. It is easy to treat cough, sneeze and nasal congestion but if you are suffering from flu symptoms then you can feel ill for a few days to months. It can also cause serious health problems like pneumonia.