Troubled by recurring back pain? Does the pain begin at the lower back, travel to the buttocks and shoot down to below the knee and then to the calf, ankle, foot or toes? These back pain symptoms could signal nerve irritation. You may just be suffering from sciatica.
'Tis the season to be jolly is a sentiment that many will take to heart this December. And why not? Holidays, for some, are times for celebrating. Unfortunately, January tends to become a month of unhappy reckoning, as all the excessive intake of food and drink takes its toll.
Undergoing surgery, however minor, could be a frightening experience at least for the first time. And not knowing how to adjust yourself to your normal routine following surgery adds to the anxiety. Here MediScene's Melanie Amarasooriya talks to Dr. Nalitha Wijesundera, Consultant Surgeon at the National Hospital Sri Lanka, about how to prepare for surgery and post operative management.