Successful endoscopic spine surgery (key hole surgery) on an 85-year-old senior citizen. Endoscopic spine surgery, or keyhole spine surgery, is revolutionizing the nature of spine surgery by increasing the safety of the surgery and significantly reducing the recovery period. Key hole surgeries involve incisions of less than two cm and endoscopes that are passed through […]
We, at Neuro Foundation, Salem, are pleased to introduce for the first time in the field of surgery in India / Tamil Nadu “MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY” (MISS). History of spine surgery Spine surgery is traditionally and predominantly done as “open surgery” with a long incision, pulling back the muscles surrounding the spine to reveal […]
Everyone suffers from back and neck pain at some point in their life. In most cases, it is caused by a muscle strain due to overexertion or wrong posture. Pain caused by spondylosis or wear and tear of the backbone usually gets better with resting, medication and physical therapy. If, however the pain does not […]
A worker who came to Salem Neuro Foundation Hospital one month after an electrical accident left him unable to lift his right arm due to a shoulder dislocation, was successfully treated by orthopaedic specialists and has regained full function of his arm. Shoulder slipping backwards is rare, occurring only in 1 person in a lakh […]
அரிவாள் வெட்டினால் இடது கையில் கட்டுப்படுத்த முடியாத இரத்தப்போக்குடன் மருத்துவமனை வந்தடைந்த 65 வயதான முதியவருக்கு அவசர உயிர்காக்கும் அறுவை சிகிச்சை செய்யப்பட்டு உயிரும், உறுப்பும் காப்பாற்றப்பட்டுள்ளது. அம்முதியவருக்கு விறகு வெட்டும் வேளையில் தவறுதலாக இடது கையில் அரிவாள் பாய்ந்ததால் இரத்த நாளம் அறுபட்டு உதிரப்போக்கு அதிகமானது. சம்பவ இடத்திலேயே உதிரப்போக்கை கட்டுபடுத்தும் நோக்கில் இறுக்கமாகக் கட்டு போடப்பட்டு சேலம் நியூரோஃபவுண்டேஷன் மருத்துவமனை வந்தடைந்தனர். அப்பொழுது கட்டுகளையும் மீறிய உதிரப்போக்கு காணப்பட்டதால், இறுக்கமான கட்டுகள் விலக்கப்பட்டு, இரத்த […]
போதை பழக்கத்திற்கு அடிமையானவர்களைப் பற்றி நமக்குத் தெரியும். இன்னும் பலருக்கு அதிலிருந்து எப்படி வர வேண்டும் என்பதற்கான வழிகளும் தெரியும். ஆனால் தற்பொழுது இளைஞர்களும் குழந்தைகளும் அதிகம் பாதிக்கப்படும் டிஜிட்டல் போதை பழக்கத்தைப் பற்றி உங்களுக்குத் தெரியுமா? இந்த டிஜிட்டல் போதை பழக்கத்திலிருந்து எப்படி உங்கள் குழந்தைகளைக் காப்பாற்ற வேண்டும் என்று தெரியுமா? டிஜிட்டல் போதைபழக்கம் குடிபோதை பழக்கத்திற்கு அடிமையாவதைக் காட்டிலும் மிகவும் ஆபத்தானது என்கின்றனர் மனநல மருத்துவர்கள். இடைவிடாது, தொடர்ச்சியாக ஸ்மார்ட்போன் அல்லது கேட்ஜெட்களை பயன்படுத்துபவர்களுக்கு […]
மின்சாரம் தாக்கித் தனது வலது தோள் மூட்டு விலகி ஒரு மாதம் ஆன நிலையில் கையைத் தூக்க இயலாமல் சிகிச்சைக்காக அணுகிய ஒரு தொழிலாளிக்கு வெற்றிகரமாக அறுவை சிகிச்சையினால் செயல்பட வைத்துள்ளனர் சேலம் நியூரோ ஃபவுண்டேஷன் மருத்துவமனையின் மூட்டு மற்றும் எலும்பியல் துறை நிபுணர்கள். தோள் மூட்டு பின்னோக்கி இறங்குவது அரிதானது. 1 இலட்சம் மக்களில் ஒருவருக்கே அவ்வாறு நடக்கும். அவற்றில், 80 சதவிகித பேருக்கு முறையான மருத்துவ சிகிச்சை கிடைப்பதில்லை என்கிறது புள்ளிவிவரம். பெரும்பாலானோருக்கு முறையாக […]
Sound mental health in children is necessary for their complete well-being and optimal all round development. A well-adjusted child will be confident, positive and happy. These qualities are very important for the child to be able to interact with family, friends and the society productively. They help children develop socially, emotionally, mentally and physically to […]
If you have health, you can have everything else. When we say ‘health’ here, it not only means physical health, it also includes mental health. In fact, mental health is the foundation of physical health. It is very important to nurture and preserve it as mental disorders are more common than you think. Various studies […]
We know of addiction to various substances. Many of us may also know ways to overcome the addiction. But do you know about digital addiction that is affecting countless youth and children? Do you know how to free children from this digital addiction? According mental health experts, digital addiction is much more dangerous than addiction […]
Promoting mental health in children is essential to ensure that they grow into healthy, happy and productive adults. If you think your child is not behaving like children of similar age, here is some information to help you identify whether your child requires help. Do children also get affected by mental health problems? Yes, mental […]
Spinal cord rehabilitation can help you recover as much of your abilities as you can. It will help you adapt to your changed abilities, teach newer ways of doing everyday chores to help manage daily activities and make you physically, mentally and emotionally stronger. Rehabilitation will help you regain independence and dignity and enable you […]
Traumatic injuries are usually serious. An injury to the spine or spinal nerves is one such critical condition. It can cause permanent loss of function and loss of strength or sensation. The symptoms may be immediately noticeable or in some cases may develop gradually with increasing inflammation or internal bleeding around the spinal cord. The […]
Back pain is common among all ages. In most cases it is caused by bad posture, or over exertion. Most back pains get better with adequate rest and application of ice pack, but there are some instances when the back pain could be a medical emergency and should not be ignored. If rest and icing […]
Returning home after recovery from stroke, will be worried about the new challenges that wait for you as you face life with physical and mental challenges. This is where stroke rehabilitation sessions will help you. You would have started stroke rehabilitation in the hospital and you will have to continue the sessions even after you […]
Stroke rehabilitation plays an important role in recovery after stroke. Stroke can lead to loss of motor skills (physical movement) and cognitive skills (mental abilities). Stroke rehabilitation will help you relearn skills you have lost due to stroke. Find out what you can expect of stroke rehabilitation. Stroke rehabilitation startsearly. Stroke rehabilitation should start as […]
Vimala,* a college professor enjoys a morning walk at her residence for an hour followed by a refreshing cup of herbal tea. Then she moves on for the daily routine of cooking, cleaning and other household chores with her husband helping her on and off. Seems to be a normal story? Not for her. Vimala, […]
When you think of cardiovascular disease, you always think of heart disease such as heart attack, heart failure etc. You never associate stroke with cardiovascular events. You will be surprised to know that stroke is caused by atherosclerosis, which is a cardiovascular disease. What is atherosclerosis? Atherosclerosis is a condition that affects the arteries. A […]
Stroke is also called a brain attack. This occurs because blood supply to a portion of the brain is stopped. This can happen in two ways. A clot or narrowed blood vessel may block the flow of blood causing a stroke. This is called ischemic stroke. A burst blood vessel may lead to bleeding within […]
Stroke is a medical emergency. It can occur if blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off due to a blocked blood vessel or if there is bleeding due to a ruptured blood vessel. When blood supply is stopped the brain cells that do not receive blood are deprived of nutrients and […]
Stress is a killer. It is responsible for a variety of illnesses from heart disease to ulcers. Stroke or brain attack is one of the diseases caused by stress. If you are short tempered, impatient, aggressive or hostile most of the time, then you are under chronic stress. If additional anxieties and pressures trouble you, […]
Mrs. R was a 29-year-old woman. She had a wonderful life. She had pursued engineering, then married a good man working in the Middle East and was settled as a homemaker. She was blessed with a beautiful kid and lived with her loving in-laws. Her husband used to visit every year for 3 months. She […]
Master S was a 12-year-old boy who had a severe school refusal problem. He used to get ready and go to school, but within minutes he would be at the gate screaming and crying. He wished to change schools to get over his problem and his parents enrolled him in a new school. The school […]
The pandemic has changed normal life as we know it and children may be the worst affected. Childhood is when children thrive on social interaction. They learn through play and the more they mingle with mixed age groups and engage in activity they love, the better adjusted adults they will become. The mixture of work […]
Think of a balloon. The right amount of air inside will keep it in firm shape. Too much and it will break at the weakest point. Too little and it will become limp and go out of shape. Your body and stress have this same love-hate relationship. The right amount of stress or pressure will […]
Stress is tension. This can be both physical and mental, and induces a response or reaction in your body, often harmful. Stress can be caused by an event that affects you. It can also be caused by a fear of a future eventuality. It can result from an actual incident or a perceived threat. Unmanaged […]
COVID guidelines ask you to stay home to stay safe. If you are a brain tumour patient and are in the middle of a course of treatment, you may need to venture out to your hospital. This might seem alarming as you may be under the impression that hospitals may expose you to COVID. While […]
Mental health is the total of our emotional, psychological and social well being. Our mental health will affect every aspect of our life including our physical health, relationships, social interactions, response to situations and productivity. Each person responds to any given situation differently and this response may be determined by biological factors such as brain […]
60 வயதுக்கு மேற்பட்ட வயதினருக்கு எலும்பு சத்துக் குறைபாட்டினால் ஏற்படும் எலும்பு முறிவுகள் பெருகிக் கொண்டுள்ளன. குறிப்பாக, பெண்களுக்கு இவ்வகை எலும்பு முறிவுகள் அதிகம் ஏற்படுகின்றன. நடைத் தடுமாற்றத்தாலும், நரம்பு மண்டல பாதிப்புகளாலும் தவறி விழும்போது இடுப்பு மூட்டு, மணிக்கட்டு, முதுகெலும்பு போன்ற இடங்களில் எலும்பு முறிவு ஏற்படுகின்றது. இடுப்பு எலும்பு முறிவுகளால் படுக்கையில் விழும் முதியோர்களில் 40 சதவிகித்த்தினர் விரைவில் இறக்கின்றனர். திரு. நாராயணன் அவர்கள், வயது 92, கடந்த 01/03/21 அன்று அவரது […]
Hip fractures in the elderly are life changing critical events. Bone fractures in the elderly patients are on the rise due to Osteoporosis , i.e, bone weakening. Muscular weakness and nervous disorders add to their problems and predispose them to fall easily. Females, in particular are highly vulnerable. “Hip fractures in the elderly patients require […]
The brain , the spinal cord nerve and muscle are the foundations of our identity. If someone you know has a brain or spine problem, then you will notice that there is a change in bodily functions, mental capacity, psychological make up and personality. This is hard to deal with and requires expert specialist care […]
Just imagine what will be our immediate response when we hear news that our loved dear ones have met with an accident! The injury may be a simple one but our instant anxiety is to know whether the head and brain are safe! True. Our Brain and spine are the marvels of nature that define […]
Children and adolescents too live in a cauldron of expectations filled with stress. They face performance anxieties due to the academic demands placed on them. What may seem anger on the surface may be depression on the inside. A child and adolescent psychiatrist understands the child’s problem from their perspective and helps them overcome their […]
A mother’s world is her child and so is my child my world. But my world came crashing down when my child had a seizure. When my baby was 2 years old, he had his first seizure. It happened when he got a fever. Since then, every time he got fever, he had a seizure. […]
I am a 24-year-old mother of one. I have a normal happy life today, but it was not always this way as I have epilepsy. I have been suffering from epilepsy since I was 12 years old. I used to get epilepsy off and on, but the frequency increased just before my monthly menstrual cycle. […]
Diabetes is a chronic condition that can affect multiple organs in the body. Diabetic foot is caused by unhealing sores in the feet. If untreated or severe, this condition can lead to gangrene and loss of limb to amputation.
Cancerous growth in the structures of the oral cavity, which include the mouth, tongue, teeth, gums, jaws, hard and soft palate, sinuses and throat are called oral cancers.A cancer is an abnormal growth of cells and can be in the form of tumors or cysts and also sores.
Our jaw joint is one of the most used joints in our body. Every time we speak, bite, chew, smile, laugh, yawn, cough or sneeze, the jaw joint opens and closes with varying degrees of pressure.
Sports injuries are common and careers depend on quick recovery from them. As a sportsperson, your training is nearly throughout the year. Add to this the intensity during a game and you are sure to feel the effects sooner rather than later.
Covid-19 is a respiratory disease that affects the respiratory tract, but the effects of the disease are far reaching. The SARS-CoV-2 is a new virus and ongoing research is throwing new light on how it affects various parts of our body.