Mayor of Pune, Mr Mohansingh Rajpal, inaugurated the expanded facility of Spinalogy Clinic in Aundh, Pune. Various specialty doctors were present on the occasion. Dr Kiran Shete, Founder and Medical Director said “We believe in stimulating the intrinsic human capacity for healing in natural ways, restoring body’s Bio-Mechano-Chemical balance with minimal intervention, empowering patients in their own care, while providing them with therapies proved to be safe and effective for long term cure!”
Dr Shete expressed the importance of accurate diagnosis and integrative medicine to give long term relief for musculoskeletal problems. Because of sedentary lifestyle, increased use of computers, poor road and traffic conditions – neck and back pain problems are on steady rise. Around 80% people would suffer from either neck or back pain in their life. The trend in recent years has changed and now more and more young people are falling prey to this debilitating illness.
It has been observed that if we intervene early then progression towards major illness is averted. But the main problem is awareness! People usually follow temporary relief measures such as ointments, pain killers or Spa massage. These will give superficial relief but the underlying disease process and damage continues. Rather damage will progress much faster because body’s defense – pain – is suppressed by temporary action. E.g if there is more pressure on intervertebral disc because of certain action, body gives signal in form of pain so that person avoids that movement. Now, after ointment application he does not get that signal and as a result any untoward movement causes more damage than good! In Dr Shete’s opinion – at some occasion or in acute pain, going for temporary relief is fine but it should not be a habit! Rather, visit a specialist and understand the real reason for trouble and take corrective action so that neck and back pain does not become a guest in your body.