According to The Indian Express, a study at Lokmanya Hospital in Pune showed that ‘ a holistic approach towards spinal ailments helps to avoid surgery’. At least 35,000 patients had been treated this way over a period of 13 years and less than 10 percent of them required surgery.
They said that patients suffering from spine-related problems especially their lower back region, can avoid surgery altogether by seeking and adopting a holistic approach.
I have to agree with this as I feel sure if I had gone down that route back in the late 80’s then I don’t think I would be in the mess I am in now, especially my lower back.
Dr. Shiikrishna Joshi, a spokesperson of Lokmanya Hospital said that ‘ A common misconception is that surgery is required for the majority of spine-related ailments, especially lower back, but nothing could be further from the truth”.
A holistic approach helps to achieve great results for the majority of problems, without undergoing surgery. With COVID-19 causing many people to work from home which could lead to lower back pain, it’s important that patients know the options for treatments to help with their condition.