Operating on my brain? Carry on, I’ll play my guitar

An Indian man who strummed the guitar as surgeons operated on his brain has demonstrated how the unusual procedure had cured the problem hindering his ability to play. Mr Abhishek Prasad had been suffering from a neurological disorder that caused his fingers to cramp in one hand, preventing him from strumming properly, reported Agence France-Presse “I thought the stiffness was because of over-practice. I took a break and tried again and realised that there was no respite from the stiffness. Some doctors told me it was muscle fatigue and I was given painkillers, multivitamins, antibiotics, physiotherapy,” he said. The 37-year-old software engineer sought treatment from numerous specialists before doctors at Bangalore’s Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital recommended a procedure to reverse the condition known as “musician’s dystonia”. Source: The Straits Times To find out more, click

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