Mumbai docs observe rise in back pain among women

Back pain has become a problem of concern amongst the women in Mumbai. Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital conducted surveys regarding the back pain in women. According to the survey, in last four years, 1,975 patients who suffered from back ache were treated. And out of 1975 patients, 1,092 were women

Mumbai docs observe rise in back pain among women

Today, women keep on juggling between home and office and tend to ignore their health. This ignorance can give rise to the host of health problems like backache and so on.

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital conducted surveys regarding the back pain in women.  Amongst the patients who came to the hospital complaining of back pain, 50 per cent of them were women. According to the doctor, total 1,975 patients visited the hospital due to backache.

Among which, 1,092 were women. And 655 women were below the age of 60. 64 per cent of women underwent surgery due to late diagnosis and treatment.

According to Dr Vishal Peshattiwar, Head of Department, spine surgery at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, “Most women become anaemic after delivery and they should seek treatment at a right time. But some women tend to ignore the back pain and it worsens. Then, surgery is the only option left.”

Dr Abhay Kulkarni, orthopaedic surgeon, Rajiv Gandhi medical college Thane, said, “Now-a-days, women juggle between office and home. Due to the work pressure and unhealthy lifestyle, women face back problems.  In a day, 3 to 4 women come to me complaining of back pain.”

Dr Kaushal Malhar hip replacement surgeon from Fortis Hospital informed, “Compared to men, women face more back problems. Lack of exercise is a common cause of muscle tightening. And that is when the surgery and physiotherapy is needed.  In this hospital, 70 per cent women and 30 per cent men come for the treatment.”