5 tips for coping with sciatica

Sciatica is one of the most common, yet misunderstood, types of pain. As many as 40% of people will get it during their life, and it becomes more frequent as you age

5 tips for coping with sciaticaSciatica tends to get lumped in with regular back pain, but it is different. The pain originates with the sciatic nerves and often goes away by itself within a few hours or days. However, some attacks can come and go for several weeks or even months. Fortunately, there’s a lot you can do to prevent […]

3 simple tips to prevent neck pain

Without knowing it, you may be encouraging neck pain by the way you perform everyday activities. How you carry yourself can invite neck pain or help keep it at bay

3 simple tips to prevent neck painIn general, try to keep your head balanced directly over your spine, so it is not leaning forward or cocked to one side. That’s because your neck’s principal job is to support your head, and your head weighs a lot – about 10 to 12 pounds Here are some hints for achieving a healthy neck […]

Here’s how you can practice yoga safely for back pain

Yoga is a gentle practice that is ideal for maintaining back strength and flexibility. It’s also one of the more effective tools for helping reduce low back pain, the most common source of pain and disability among older adults

Here’s how you can practice yoga safely for back painThe popular mind-body practice can be one of the best ways to soothe an aching low back, as long as you are careful “Yoga helps strengthen and stretch back muscles that might be tight, which improves mobility,” says Dr Lauren Elson, medical editor of the Harvard Special Health Report. Unfortunately, yoga injuries among older adults […]

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back pain

Dr Neha Narula, Senior Spine Specialist, QI Spine Clinic explains why you must quit smoking to protect your back

#WorldNoTobaccoDay: Smokers are thrice more prone to chronic back painSmoking is often seen as a risk factor for multiple medical issues. However, its relation to musculoskeletal conditions like that of back pain is rarely understood. In spite of regular exercise, a healthy diet plan, and a proper lifestyle, you may experience chronic back pain if you are addicted to smoking or often breathe in […]

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgery

According to a new study published today in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients who have severe obstructive sleep apnoea have a significantly higher risk of complications related to their heart in the first 30 days after major surgery

Risk of heart complications increases for sleep apnoea patients post-surgeryPeople having surgery may be more likely to experience cardiovascular problems afterward when they have a common night-time breathing disorder known as sleep apnoea, a study suggests. Compared to patients without apnoea, people with severe apnoea were more than twice as likely to die of heart complications or experience serious cardiac events like heart attacks […]

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careers

Every year, India’s most promising athletes back out of sporting events citing back pain. There is now new data intelligence available that slots back pain into 100 different types, and offers a customised treatment plan. Will this change things for Indian sports?

How back pain impacts Indian sportspersons and their careersIndian sport is replete with stories of its women athletes who win laurels for the country. Unfortunately, due to lack of facilities and trainers, more often than not, they train under adverse conditions and suffer from injuries during crucial stages of their sporting pursuit. Case in point being World championship and Commonwealth Games gold medallist […]

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn experts

Poor posture while sitting has the potential to lead to many negative side effects. We all know that sitting improperly has a definite impact on our bodies, especially our backs. However, there are many unseen impacts that you might not have considered, highlight experts

Sitting wrongly can affect your bones, warn expertsSitting for long hours can be quite a challenge for a lot of us. However, sitting in a bad posture could be much more destructive, say experts. Posture refers to the way an individual holds alignment of spine in the body with all its adjoining structures. It includes every single movement that a person makes. […]

Five tips to counter back pain this Diwali

Dr Sejal Mistry, a National Clinical Expert, QI Spine Clinic, shares five simple tips to reduce back pain this festive season

Five tips to counter back pain this DiwaliFestivals often bring about a change in our daily routine. In general, our diet, sleeping pattern, and schedule changes. It is also probably one of the busiest times of the year where all the holiday shopping, cooking, get-togethers happen, and we travel to see friends. Whether you are a chronic back pain patient or someone […]

World Spinal Cord Injury Day: Majority of the cases are avoidable

The theme for SCI 2018 is ‘Stop Spinal Cord Injury.’ The theme is highlighting the importance of primary prevention in reducing spinal cord injuries. Primary prevention means to stop a disease or disability from occurring. The common saying is, ‘Prevention is better than cure’. But in fact, where a spinal cord injury is concerned, ‘Prevention is Cure’

World Spinal Cord Injury Day: Majority of the cases are avoidableSpinal Cord Injury Day (SCI) is observed on 5th September every year with the objective to spread awareness amongst the general public. Increased awareness about SCI will facilitate an inclusive life for persons with disability and promote preventive programmes to stop spinal cord injuries. This initiative taken by International Spinal Cord Society will not only […]

Daily workout routines help in countering lower back pain

Lower back pain due to muscle strain or muscle spasm is amenable to exercise. But if the pain traces to a problem in the spine, approach exercise more cautiously

Daily workout routines help in countering lower back painWhen low back pain flares up, most men can’t do more than grit their teeth, reach for a numbing cold pack, and wait for it to get better. Four out of five of us experience low back pain sometime in our lives, but this common source of suffering is also an opportunity. “An episode of […]