Traumatic injuries and degenerative changes in spine due to bad roads

Traumatic injuries and degenerative changes in spine due to bad roads

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Does your back hurt while you commute from home to work? You’re not alone in this, as most of the motorists have been noticed to have an alarming rise in spinal injuries. In recent times, it can be seen that an increasing number of youngsters walk into hospitals with back pain. Unlike the older times when most of the people who would complain about back pain, neck pain and spine related problems were above 50 years of age, people suffering from bad spinal heath these days are mostly below the age group of 35. The cause for this is mainly due to long hours of travelling back and forth from work to home on roads filled with potholes and uneven surfaces. Although most people tend to travel by public transport like buses, cabs or private cars, the number of people opting for two-wheelers is in huge number. While it saves a lot of time unlike waiting for busses or trains, it also has damaging effects on people. Driving a car on a bumpy road filled with potholes could result in great postural discomfort and an increased risk of lower back pain and injury.

Bad roads are the prime cause of back pain, neck pain and slip disc, especially among office-goers who travel long distances daily, either in cars, bikes or via public transport. Motorists who need to apply brakes when riding over potholes tend to add extra pressure on the spine, thereby leading to mild back pain or sometimes severe or acute neck and spine pain and slipped disc. Back pain may be caused due to bad habits or a poor lifestyle such as low physical activity, acute stress, smoking, slouching while sitting for a longer period of time and consuming junk food. Other times, it can also be a serious spinal disorder which, if not treated, can interfere with the day to day activities of normal life. Often, lower back pain and spine pain are treated with a simple application of an over-the-counter pain relief ointment or painkiller tablets. This may only be temporary relief and the pain may soon turn chronic. Traveling on bad roads just adds to the misery, can create severe spinal damages and will lead to surgeries for lower back pain treatment, herniated disc surgery, disc replacement surgery, lumbar decompression, sciatica surgery, spinal cord treatment, sciatic nerve treatment among many others.

There are a number of things that can prevent you from getting back pain and neck pain. To keep your spinal health in check, you should exercise daily, eat healthy, sleep in a better position, maintain posture while sitting, reduce stress and stop smoking. But when the pain gets excruciating and the problem is persistent for a long period of time, surgeries can also be opted. Apart from the surgery giving relief from severe back pain, it can also help with better mobility, improvement in mood, less intake of pain killers, more productivity at work and will also make you physically fit.

Spinal surgery is a serious surgical procedure and should be opted only after a proper research, consideration and guidance of a trusted surgeon. One such experienced and renowned spine surgeon in South India is Dr. Subodh M. Shetty, who has expertise in spine surgeries, joint surgeries and provides lower back pain treatment and herniated disc surgery. A graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Belgaum, he has acquired numerous fellowships in minimally invasive spine surgery and is one of the best Degenerative Disc Disease Specialist in Bangalore. Dr. Subodh M. Shetty’s expertise is in the treatment of spine disorders, revision spine surgery, spinal cord treatment, sciatic nerve treatment and is the best spine doctor in South Bangalore. He is a specialist in treating slipped disc problems of the neck and lower back using minimal invasion techniques and has also been treating paediatric spine problems with deformities, traumatic spine infections, hunch back problems and performs Sciatica Pain Treatment in Bangalore with an excellent record.

Dr. Subodh M. Shetty can be available for consultation at SMS Spine and Ortho Clinic at Koramangala and Banashankari, South Bangalore. Apart from the clinic, he also practices in hospitals like Apollo Spectra Hospitals, SSNMC Super Specialty Hospital, Sagar Hospitals and ProMed Hospital. For further information on spine disorders, please visit the page http://theorthopaedicclinic.in/spine-care/degenerative-disc-disease/
To book an appointment with Dr. Subodh M. Shetty, please visit the website http://theorthopaedicclinic.in/reach-the-doctor/