Category Archives: Back and Neck

Thyroglossal Duct Cyst and Its Surgical Removal

Thyroglossal Cyst – Its Excision and Recurrence Q: My son, at the age of two developed a neck abscess which burst and started leaking pus through the skin. We then rushed him to hospital and we saw a general surgeon who drained the abscess. It re-occurred within a month and was drained again. It started […]

Can Consuming Alcohol Cause Back Pain?

Relation Between Alcohol and Backaches Q: I fell asleep after heavy drinking on Saturday night and Sunday afternoon. It was about 14 hours. On Sunday, when I woke up, I could not stand up. I had no feeling in my legs and was carried to bed. I slept for a while and couldn’t walk yet. […]

Diagnosis and Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Investigations and Management of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) Q: My son broke his L5 vertebra two years ago and has been suffering chronic debilitating pain ever since. Many specialists including spine consultant, neurologist and orthopedic surgeons saw but of no avail. Pain management specialist did an epidural steroid injection and he could barely make it home. […]