Back Pain Treatment

How To Get Rid Of Chronic Back Pain??

A common disorder, back pain is one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. They can occur due to a variety of reasons, in various intensities. Most cases of back pain are curable without having to resort to surgical procedures.

Symptoms of Back Pain

The symptoms of back pain includes muscle aches, stabbing or shooting pain, pain radiating down the legs, pain that limits motion and flexibility of the body. It is advisable to consult a doctor in the following cases: –

  • If the pain is severe and does not improve with rest

  • If the pain radiates towards legs and extends to below the knees

  • If numbness, weakness or tingling sensation accompanies the pain

  • If back pain is accompanied by unexplained causes of weight loss

  • If you are over 50 years or having conditions like osteoporosis.

Causes of Back Pain

Back pain that occurs suddenly and lasts for less than 6 weeks, is termed as acute back pain. They can be caused due to strain from physical activities like heavy lifting. Chronic back pain, with pain lasting more than three months can occur due to the following conditions: –

  • Ruptured or bulging discs

  • Arthritis like osteoarthritis and conditions like spinal stenosis

  • Skeletal irregularities like scoliosis

  • Osteoporosis

  • Ligaments and muscle strains caused due to fall or vigorous physical activities.

Diagnosis and Treatment

The assessment of severity and causes of back pain is conducted by carrying out diagnosis tests including X-rays, blood analysis, CT or MRI scans, and nerve studies with electromyography and so on.

Back pain treatment involves medications to relieve pain, relax muscles like NSAIDs, injections and topical pain medications. Physical therapy and exercises also help in curing back pain to a great extent. Structural irregularities that cause intense pain can be corrected with the help of surgical procedures.

Dr. Shyam Sundar provides artificial disc replacement in Chennai. He is a leading neurosurgeon in Chennai, who specialised in dealing with different conditions related to brain and spine.

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Peripheral Neuropathy Treatment Chennai

Peripheral nervous system is a vast communication network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord (central nervous system) to all other parts of the body. Like static on a telephone line, disorders of peripheral nerves distort or disrupt the messages between the brain and the rest of the body. There are over 100 types of disorders of peripheral nerves. These may affect one or many nerves.



Peripheral neuropathy is described as the damage to the peripheral nervous system. Peripheral nerves also return sensory information to the brain and spinal cord. Damage to the peripheral nervous system causes interference to these important connections.

Symptoms of Peripheral Neuropathy

  • Tingling or burning sensation in hands or feet
  • A feeling of wearing a tight glove or sock
  • Sharp, stabbing pains
  • Difficult to control pain that worsens in night
  • Muscle cramps twitching
  • Numbness in hands or feet
  • Weak, heavy-feeling arms and legs
  • Locking of legs or arms

These are some of the symptoms of peripheral neuropathy. The diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy is difficult. A detailed medical history of the patient is required. They should be screened to identify the cause of neuropathic disorder and others to determine the degree and type of nerve damage.

Diagnosis is done by the following tests like:

  • Blood test to measure vitamin, blood sugar levels, and thyroid function
  • A urinalysis
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan
  • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • Electromyography
  • Nerve conduction study
  • Nerve biopsy

The treatments include:

  • Surgery
  • Pain medications
  • Controlling a chronic or underlying condition may eliminate neuropathy

Chennai Brain and Spine provide effective treatment for the Peripheral Nerve Disorder. For more information,





Do Not Ignore Sudden and Severe Headache

Brain Aneurysm is a medical condition wherein the blood vessels that carry blood to the brain are seen to bulge outward or balloon outwards from the weaker regions of the walls of the particular blood vessel. Circle of Willis, which is a network of all the blood vessels that run into the brain, located at the lower end of the brain is usually the most common location of Brain Aneurysm.


What are the causes of Brain Aneurysm?

Arthero sclerosis, brain trauma and infections to the artery walls may be the causes for a Brain Aneurysm. Sometimes, abnormal blood flow through the artery due to pressure fluctuations or the like can also result in such a condition. Tumours and abuse of cocaine can also be the cause for Brain Aneurysm.

It happens quickly and does not give a lot of time gap to respond to it. It might quickly turn into a stroke, a brain damage or even death.

Symptoms of Brain Aneurysm

Symptoms of a ruptured brain aneurysm often occurs suddenly. If you have any of the these symptoms or notice them in someone you know,  take emergency services right now:

  •  A sudden, severe headache that is different from past headaches.
  • Neck pain.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Sensitivity to light.
  • Weakness and numbness.
  • Difficulty speaking.
  • Fainting or loss of consciousness.
  • Seizures.

How is Brain Aneurysm diagnosed?

A CT scan of the head, a CTA or an MRI may suffice to find the condition. A cerebral angiogram or an angiography might be suggested as to the condition in which the patient is in.

How is Brain Aneurysm treated?

The primary aim of the treatment is to prevent the rupturing of the balloon or to stop the bleeding if it has already ruptured. Mostly surgical methods are required.

Dr. Shyam Sundar K is an eminent surgeon in the field of Neuro Surgery. He is one of the pioneers of Neurosurgery in Chennai, provides best treatemnt for all neurological problems after proper diagnosis.


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