In laminectomy, the surgeon pushes aside the back muscles and the parts of the vertebra adjacent to the lamina are kept intact. When the surgeon cuts the ligamentum flavum the point of compression becomes visible and any bone spur found are removed to enlarge the spinal canal as well as the foramina. Lower back pain can be a result of multiple diseases or conditions; hence the diagnosis is performed accordingly before opting for laminectomy.

In laminectomy, the surgeon pushes aside the back muscles and the parts of the vertebra adjacent to the lamina are kept intact. When the surgeon cuts the ligamentum flavum the point of compression becomes visible and any bone spur found are removed t ... More

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Frequent Fever & High ESR

My father is diagnosed with ALS. Apart from usual symptoms he is having frequent fever. His treatment is ongoing with prescription of Riluzole and other medicines. Recently we tested his blood sample, where high ESR (43) was reported with haemoglobin at 9. What may be the reason for frequent fever and how to bring down his high ESR?

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Brain stroke

Hello Dr. My husband had brain stroke on 28th July 2016 and his right side got fully paralysed and not able to talk. Now in 2 n half months he is able to walk, his hand is little bit working, but still he had problem in speech. I want to know how long it takes him to recover in speech? Due to his speech problem he became very frustrated n angry all the time... Is he recovers completely as he is in his previous life?

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