23% of Bengaluru’s population in the age group 16-34 witness problems of back & neck conditions

Bengaluru : QI Spine Clinic, specialised in spinal diagnosis with a multi-disciplinary approach presents - The World Spine Day 2017 Insights Report. This report was published by analyzing a sample of 20,000 patients from the internal registry across four metropolitan cities. The report states the most affected age-groups and common problems faced by people in these four cities - New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Pune. The report indicates that 23% of the young population in Bengaluru in the bracket of 16-34 age group are treated for back and spine conditions today.

The report statesBengaluru’s young population treated for back pain problems is the secondhighest at 23% preceded by New Delhi at 25%. However, the age-group that ismost affected by back and spine problems is 35-54. With 46% of Bengaluru’spopulation in this age-group reporting of spinal issues makes it the highestamongst the four cities. Bengaluru is followed by Delhi at 43%, Mumbai at 41%and Pune at 38%.


In India, 45% of thepeople in these four cities neglect their pain for more than 7 weeks whichleads to delayed treatment. Pune accounts for the highest number of negligenceat 53% followed by New Delhi (49%), Bangalore (46%) and Mumbai (40%)respectively.


Speaking on the reportDr. Garima Anandani, P.T, Clinical Director, QISpine Clinicssays “According to the report, the Bengalurumiddle age population at 46% marks the highest number of the people sufferingfrom back and spine problems in India.The report clearly shows that patientsneglect their pain or treatments that give temporary relief and the painusually returns.The rate of negligence at 46% is quite alarming. This indicateslack of awareness as manypeople delay treatment and opt for other treatment andalternatives for their pain.


Early treatment with Spine Rehabilitation can reduce the pain and treatthe root cause of the problem within a short span of time providing completerecovery. ” The latest clinicalguidelines set out by European and American medical associations recommendSpine Rehabilitation as an effective treatment method for chronic back &neck problems.


However, only 23% ofpeople have opted for spine rehabilitation first. 73% of people tried othertraditional methods of treatment including painkillers, surgery &conventional physiotherapy before spine rehabilitationAlso, of the people whoare advised surgery, 62% of people seek other alternative treatments.


Mr. Anuj Arenja, MD and CEO, QI Spine Clinics says“Weare delighted to release the QI Spine Clinic’s World Spine Day 2017 InsightsReport, highlighting the need of awareness on back and spine conditions andtheirtreatment. Our multi-disciplinary clinical diagnostic approach stems froma thorough understanding of the mechanical, neurological and structural aspectsof the spine. Our expert team of Spine Physiotherapists prescribeatreatment path best suited to the unique condition of a patient leading tomore effective & faster treatment and aiding complete recovery.We have seena success rate of over 90% at QI Spine Clinic and have handled some of thetoughest of back and neck cases in India.”


The report showsthat people tend to complain of lower back pain. 73% of the people are treatedfor lower back pain while 13.5% complain of upper and lower back pain making itthe second most back problem suffered by the people to this day. Neck - upperback pain and neck-pain accounts for 6.2% and 4.3% respectively. The treatment ratein women is 8% lower as compared to men but men delay their treatment more thanwomen. The ratio between women and men is 46:54.


The report alsofinds Herniated Disc (Slipped Disc) as the most common condition with 41.2% ofthe total population suffering from back and neck conditions falling in thisbucket. And 35% of the population suffers from mild disc bugle or some form ofdegenerative disc disease. Back or neck painshould not be neglected. Early treatment can solve the pain and the root causeof the problem within a short span of time providing complete recovery. Risk ofsurgeries can be avoided with early diagnosis and proper treatment helping patientslive a better life without back pain and spine problems.   

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