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Surgery for adult spondylolisthesis: a systematic review of the evidence.

October 12th, 2017|

Schulte TL, Ringel F, Quante M, Eicker SO, Muche-Borowski C, Kothe R. Eur Spine J. 2016 Aug;25(8):2359-67
Surgery for isthmic and degenerative spondylolisthesis (SL) in adults is carried out very frequently in everyday practice. However, it is still unclear whether the results of surgery are better than those of conservative treatment and whether decompression alone or […]

Traction For Low Backache With Or Without Sciatica: Is It Really Effective?

February 11th, 2017|

Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2007 Apr 18;(2):CD003010. Update of: Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005;(4):CD003010.  TRACTION FOR LOW-BACK PAIN WITH OR WITHOUT SCIATICA. Clarke JA, van Tulder MW, Blomberg SE, de Vet HC, van der Heijden GJ, Bronfort G, Bouter LM.
Institute for Work & Health, 481 University Avenue, Suite 800, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5G2E9. jclarke@iwh.on.ca

BACKGROUND: Traction […]

January 19th, 2017|

Surgery or physical activity in the management of sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis.Fernandez M, Ferreira ML,Refshauge KM, Hartvigsen J, Silva IR, Maher CG, Koes BW, Ferreira PH. Eur Spine J. 2016 Nov;25(11):3495-3512. Epub 2015 Jul 26.

PURPOSE: Previous reviews have compared surgical to non-surgical management of sciatica, but have overlooked the specific comparison between surgery […]

Is Endoscopic Discectomy Superior To Conventional Open Discectomy? Unfortunately, meta-analysis of existing scientific evidence states that this “fashionable” approach is just an alternative to the conventional open discectomy!!!

September 15th, 2016|

Microendoscopic discectomy versus open discectomy for lumbar disc herniation: a meta-analysis. He J, Xiao S, Wu Z, Yuan Z. Eur Spine J. 2016 May; 25(5):1373-81. doi: 10.1007/s00586-016-4523-3. Epub 2016 Mar 21.

PURPOSE: To compare the outcomes of microendoscopic discectomy and open discectomy for patients with lumbar disc herniation.

METHODS: An extensive search of studies was performed in […]

When do you Need to Visit a Spine Surgeon?

April 4th, 2016|

A painful back is something that most individuals experience multiple times especially when they have been leading an active life. However, a niggling back pain or a twinge is not something that you are unduly worried about. You would just massage the affected area once or twice or apply a pain reliving ointment usually in […]

Essential Items during Back Surgery Recovery

March 31st, 2016|

Opting for a spinal surgery and anticipating a healthy life minus the pain at the end of it is indeed something you look forward too. Yet just going to the best spine surgeon in India and having your back operated on does not make you eligible for full recovery automatically. There are several factors to consider once the surgery is over and done with. The top spine surgeons in Bangalore […]

Who is Better for Spine Surgery – Orthopaedic or Neurosurgeon?

March 21st, 2016|

The option of going in for spine surgery is not something that you can afford to take lightly. The first step is consulting the best spine specialist in India and get his opinion. However, who do you consider as a specialist when it is mandatory to get spine treatment in Bangalore? Should you approach surgeon […]

Questions to Ask Your Spine Surgeon before Surgery

March 15th, 2016|

Having trouble with your back is often discomforting. The niggling problem may soon become serious, if you do not pay attention to it. While back pain and associated pain has long been the focus of the Western world, the need for consulting the very best spine surgeon in India is being felt keenly nowadays too. […]

Evaluating and managing acute low back pain in the primary care setting

January 28th, 2016|

Acute low back pain is a common reason for patient calls or visits to a best spine specialist’s primary care. Despite a large differential diagnosis, the precise etiology is rarely identified, although musculoligamentous processes are usually suspected. For most patients, back symptoms are nonspecific, meaning that there is no evidence for radicular symptoms or underlying […]