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Dr. Chintan Sampat

Orthopedic Spine Surgery
New Lenox, IL
19 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Chintan Sampat specializes in spinal reconstructive surgery at the Parkview Musculoskeletal Institute. He trained at a combined neurosurgery and orthopaedic spinal surgery fellowship. His treats all spinal conditions.

Specialties
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Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Licenses

United States: Illinois

Languages spoken

Gujarati, Hindi

Doctor Q&A

91 Answers
55 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Lumbar disc issues: This sounds like some irritation of the nerve from the lower back (i.e. Like the sciatic nerve). This could be a result of a herniated disc. Seek medi... Read More
A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
About 8 to 12 weeks: Every injury is a little different so please talk to your surgeon. On average, children heal fractures faster than adults. The collar bone (clavicle) ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
No: Weight lifting does not cause more curvature of the spine.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Maybe: Some back pain can be associated with prolonged driving and staying in 1 position for many hours. Also, older vehicles with poor shocks may result in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: The lumbar puncture procedure can cause some local back pain. The back pain should not last for more than 2-3 days after the procedure. It should not... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes!: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: Laminectomy can help relieve the pressure off a squeezed nerve. Sometimes there can be more bone spur formation, scar tissue, or repeat herniated disc... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Cord compression can be a serious issue with irreversible damage and possible paralysis. Please consult your physician for a detailed history and phys... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes - in the back: A myelogram injects dye inside the spinal sac. This injection can be done at any part of the spine (neck, midback, or low back). It is safest to perf... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Core exercises: Most physical therapists and fitness trainers recommend lumbar traction, stretching, and strengthening of the core muscles (in the back and abdominal ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes (very rare): A spinal epidural injection can cause permanent numbness or weakness in the lower extremities in very rare cases if there is injury to the nerve durin... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Several: Multiple epidural steroid injections over the long term can result in: 1. Scar tissue surrounding the nerve sac (the dura) which can sometimes lead to... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
See below: Scoliosis can be present at multiple parts of the spine (for example - cervical, thoracic, lumbar). The term "multiple scoliosis" is not used frequen... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Most patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis should be able to ride roller coasters without a problem. Ensure that the seat belt and safety mech... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated d... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple reasons: There are multiple causes of spinal cord abscess. The risk factors for spinal infection include: 1. Infection in another location that spreads to t... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple reasons: A sharp pain radiating into the leg can be indicative of multiple problems including a strained muscle, a pinched nerve, tendonitis, neuropathy (a pro... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Antibiotic: Doxycycline is an antibiotic. It can help to treat infections with certain types of bacteria such as staphylococcus. Ensure that you have consulted ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Less nerve pressure: The lamina is the part of the bony spine that covers the back part of the nerve and the spinal cord. A laminectomy means removing the lamina. This c... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Core conditioning: You can perform all kinds of stretches for the core muscles as well as as the extremities. Sciatica is typically made worse with deep bending of the ... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple sclerosis: Many diseases can cause "white spots" to appear on the MRI imaging studies of the brain and spine. Multiple sclerosis is one of the most common condi... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Low back and pelvis: Low back and pelvic regions. Also the buttocks and thighs can be painful.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
3 months to 1 year: There are multiple types of scoliosis. Recovery depends on your age, the location of the surgery, the number of levels fused, your bone quality, and ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Pinched nerves: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated d... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Depends...: This depends on your age and type of scoliosis. It appears that the progression is quite fast and surgery may be necessary to correct and prevent wor... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Maybe: All forms of scoliosis and kyphosis (2 different forms of a curved spine) have some genetic component. There is some increased chance of you getting t... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Need more info: Lumbar disease usually cannot cause myelopathy. Myelopathy is compression of the spinal cord or an intrinsic brain disease. The spinal cord ends at ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple ways: A thorough history, physical examination, and review of the appropriate imaging studies can lead to a diagnosis of spinal cord injury. Sometimes furt... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
A pinched nerve: Decreased space for the nerves in the low back can results in low back pain that radiates into the lower extremities. This can be due to a herniated d... Read More
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Like an injection: The epidural injection is often done with some mild sedation so there should not be significant pain or discomfort during the procedure. When the need... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Depends: It sounds like this may be a hip problem. It depends on your age and other symptoms. Torn cartilage in your hips can result in similar symptoms. You s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
A disc herniation: The nucleus pulposus is the middle soft part of the disc in the spine that normally acts like a cushion. It looks and feels like a thick jelly materi... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Poor posture during prolonged sitting, standing, repetitive activities, or lifting causes inefficient use of the muscles and can lead to muscular stra... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
See below...: Postural kyphosis means you tend to get a "hunch back" type of curve with standing. It is normal up to 50 degrees in the mid back (thoracic spine). It... Read More
A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Depends...: I would leave in any spinal hardware that is not causing symptoms. If there is associated back pain with the hardware, you should see a spine surgeon ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
No: Memory loss may be indicative of a brain disorder. Spinal stenosis will not cause short term memory loss.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Meningitis can result in neck pain or stiffness along with fevers, chills, and other symptoms.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Conservative treatme: Whiplash injury can be quite painful. The associated neck and shoulder pain usually resolve over 4 to 8 weeks. Anti-inflammatory medications, physical... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Spinal cord symptoms: A "pinched nerve" in the upper back can indicate possible compression of the spinal cord. This can lead to pain, numbness, difficulty with balance, b... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
4 weeks: It depends on which level (or levels) is being operated upon. Operations at any level may cause some hoarseness of the voice which is usually tempora... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
A "squeezed" cord: The spinal cord has less space available then normal due to compression by something (such as a disc herniation, arthritis, tumors, infections, etc.).... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Sort of...: Spinal stenosis means there is decreased space available for the spinal sac & spinal nerves. This can be due to pressure from bulging discs, arthritic... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Sometimes: A prior lumbar fracture can cause spinal stenosis if some of the fracture fragments get pushed into the spinal canal where the nerves are. Usually th... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple treatments: Scoliosis in adults can be quite painful and debilitating. It is often treated initially with non-operative measures such as pain medications, physica... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
A pinched nerve: The most common reason for back pain that shoots down the leg is a pinched nerve which may be due to: 1. A herniated disc 2. Spinal stenosis 3. A slip... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
3 months: Most lumbar disc herniations tend to heal on their own. Anti-inflammatory medication and traction type of therapy often helps to relieve the pain. The... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Abdominal work outs can help strengthen the core and be helpful to main good posture. These work outs should not be affected by thoracic scoliosis. Do... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Lets you feel things: The nerve root has 2 "ganglions". The dorsal root is on the posterior side of the nerve (closer to your back) and carries the fibers that allow you t... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
A broken bone: Wedging of t10 and T11 is a change in the shape of the vertebral body part of the spine. The bone gets crushed from an injury and can change shape fr... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chintan Sampat
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 19 years experience
Multiple ways: The sciatic nerve can be irritated because of a herniated disc, arthritis that results in tightening of the spinal canal, falls, injuries, or other ra... Read More

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Aug 9, 2013
Great informative answers. Not afraid to speak the truth in a caring manner.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Sampat is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Sampat is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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II might have somw ovarian issues and ive had a uti more than once. This is the first time ive had back pain from it
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Thanks doc are my grandchildren at risk and will I be able tl help them at newborn stage
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you your answer was very helpful

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Rosalind Franklin University - Chicago Medical School, IL
Graduated 2003MD

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS HOSPITAL
Completed 2008

Awards

HealthTap ClubMD

Affiliations

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
North American Spine Society
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