The Danger of Excessive Mobile Use
By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) People of all ages are glued to their mobile phones. Other than the social impact, this phenomenon causes serious health issue to the neck. Neck posture is bending forward for many hours a day, everyday, for many months and years. Can you imagine our teenage […]
The Danger of Spinal Cord Compression
By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Spinal cord is a big nerve that connection the brain with the arms and legs. External compression to the spinal cord can interfere with the normal function of the nerves. People with spinal cord compression do not necessarily complain of neck pain or back […]
Why Fuse the Spine?
By Dr Tony Setiobudi BMedSci, MBBS, MRCS, MMed (Ortho), FRCS (Ortho) Spine stabilization Spinal fusion surgery is indicated when the spine is expected to be unstable after the index operation. In general if there is a sign of instability before surgery, spinal fusion is indicated. Spinal fusion for nerve compression Spinal fusion surgery is often performed […]
Microdiscectomy | Operation for Slipped Disc
Slipped disc can be very painful. The typical symptom is pain radiating to the leg with sudden onset. The diagnosis is confirmed with physical examination and MRI scan. Slipped disc surgery (microdiscectomy) can help overcome the pain. Microdiscectomy is an operation to remove the slipped disc and to free up the nerve. This operation is […]
What Makes Spine Surgery Safe?
Many more minimally invasive spine surgeries are performed nowadays compared to a few years ago. The rate of complications has reduced significantly with advanced and modern technology. The experience of the spine surgeons themselves play a significant role in reducing the complication of spine surgery. It has been showed that surgeons who perform more than […]
Operation to Free Up the Nerves in Spinal Stenosis
Spinal stenosis is a condition of nerve compression due to wear and tear that usually occurs in the lower back. The patients have calf or thigh pain or cramping feeling after walking a certain distance. Sometimes it is severe enough that force them to stop and sit down. When sitting the pain goes away very […]
Hunched Back Correction in Ankylosing Spondylitis
Ankylosing Spondylitis is a rare condition that affects the spine. In this conditions that spine bones joined up together to make the spine very stiff. Not only that, the spine usually becomes hunched. With mild hunched back, the patient is able to do daily activities without much interruption. But when the hunched back is severe, […]
If Your Back Pain does not Get Better with any Treatment ….
You may have troublesome chronic back pain for a long time. You may have tried many things including Pain-killers, Physiotherapy, Chiropractic, Yoga, Pilates, Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture or other Alternative Medicines. If you don’t get better you need to see a specialist who have experience in this area. Now the most important thing is to exclude any […]