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Spinal Stenosis

Spinal stenosis is one of the most prevalent spinal conditions, primarily affecting the lower back. Stemming from age-related spinal degeneration, various factors such as intervertebral disc degeneration, facet joint enlargement, and neural tissue thickening collectively lead to spinal canal narrowing. Aging, genetic predisposition, as well as harmful movements, promote spinal stenosis.

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Cervical spine degeneration and nerve compression are treatable

Degenerative cervical spine conditions are caused by wear and tear associated with aging and regular usage. Given the continuous load-bearing and movement demands placed on the cervical vertebrae to support the head, degeneration is a natural process affecting everyone, though its extent can vary between individuals.

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Endoscopic Spinal Surgery

Endoscopic spine surgery is a minimally invasive surgical option that utilizes advanced technologies and techniques. The surgical results are equal to open surgery, with smaller incisions, less tissue damage, and less risk of infections, and allow overall faster recovery times.

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Lumbar Disc Herniation/Herniated Disc

Common spinal diseases, affecting 1-3% of individuals, predominantly affect middle-aged individuals around 40 years, with a higher occurrence in men (60%) than women (40%). Age-related cervical disc degeneration can lead to intervertebral disc deformation and herniation, exerting pressure on surrounding nerves due to hereditary factors and wear and tear.

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Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis

Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) varies in global prevalence (0.35–13%), influenced by factors like race, gender, and screening methods. It predominantly affects females and has been found in school surveys across urban Bangkok, Thailand, with prevalence rates ranging from 0.91% to 4.62%, including a 4.62% occurrence among 1,818 girls aged 11-13 years.

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Empowering Lives on World Multiple Sclerosis Day – I Connect, We Connect

World Multiple Sclerosis Day is a global awareness campaign that is held on the 30th of May each year, aiming to bring global attention to the impact of multiple sclerosis (MS) on individuals and their families.

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Maintaining a Healthy Gastrointestinal Tract

A healthy gastrointestinal tract is essential for overall health. The gastrointestinal tract, also known as the GI tract or digestive tract, is a long, muscular tube that runs from the mouth to the anus.

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Family needs Planning

This blog spotlights egg freezing as a method for women to take control of their reproductive timeline, providing flexibility for personal, professional, and medical circumstances. It empowers women to prepare for future family planning, even in the face of fertility-threatening medical conditions or lifestyle choices.

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