Microdiscectomy, Spine Surgery; Dr.S.S. Praharaj ; Fortis Bangalore, India
Mr. T S Rajagopal (72 years old retd. govt official) lead an independent life and did not depend on anyone for his day to day activities for cooking or cleaning. However one day he experienced severe pain in his hip, lower back and feet. He bore the pain for almost a month mistaking it for common aches due to old age. When the pain became worse and he was unable to stand or walk on his own he met a Neurologist at Fortis Hospitals Bangalore along with his daughter. He was diagnosed to be suffering from a Lumbar Disc Prolapse and a Nerve Compression and was referred to Dr. Praharaj, Consultant Neurosurgeon at Fortis Bangalore.Dr. Praharaj advised Mr. Rajagopal to undergo a spine surgery. The thought of surgery induced fear into Mr. Rajagopal but after the team's reassurance he agreed. His pain disappeared within a day of surgery and he now leads a normal independent life.