Almost all individuals above age of 30 years would have suffered from back pain or neck pain.
Today 50- 60 % patients having back pain due to their wrong posture, occupation & lack of exercises. Back and neck pain is definitely preventable, controllable and curable in 90% of cases without surgery.
Back school is humble social initiative of VIROC for patient education which has major role to prevent and control back and neck pain “ prevention is better than cure”
Do you know back pain cost more than $ 100 BILLION per year in America. One Third is direct cost of care. Two third decreased productivity, loss wages and absenteeism. We do not have Indian data but it will definitely be more due to our work culture and environment.
As a mission to prevent and control back pain we have decided to educate our people and society so that they can take responsibility in prevention and control of their own problems. One step ahead in making Indian Society healthy.
What is spine clinic?
Spine clinic is a team of medical professionals dedicated for diagnosis, treatment of acute, chronic back pain and treatment of spine fractures.
How do you diagnose the root cause of back pain?
Your back pain can be due to a neurological, systemic, structural or mechanical dysfunction. We are amongst the first to use a diagnostic approach that covers all these aspects. Furthermore experienced and skilled surgeons are continuously upgrading knowledge to find the root cause of every individual comes with back pain.
What types of treatment do you do?
We have back care trio at VIROC hospital for back and spine problems. That includes:
1. Back school
2. Pain clinic
3. Spine clinic
Who are the doctors in your team?
We have a multi-disciplinary team that comprises of doctors with a specialisation in physical therapy for the spine and an advisory panel of spine surgeons and orthopaedics.
I have been advised surgery, what should I do?
Take a second opinion.
As per medical guidelines, surgery is only to be prescribed when a patient has symptoms that affect bowel or bladder control. Less than 5% of patients should ever need surgery for back & spine conditions.