I am a 66 years person with good all round health. How ever in Feb, I sprained my lower back while getting up from floor, the pain was excruciating which was subdued by pain killers. The pain kept occurring and I was unable to walk and do normal work. Then in the month of Jun 2014, severe pain reoccurred suddenly while sleeping because of which I was unable to even turn sides or get up. I was referred to Indian Spinal Injuries Center. Two MRIs were conducted and X-Rays taken, but the cause of pain could not be ascertained and I was advised rest and pain killers. the Pain continued and I went back to Indian Spinal Injuries Center for advise.
By sheer luck I met Dr Pushpinder Mehta, we got talking & I told him of my problem.It was then that I came to know of Pain Medicine and Interventional Pain Management. It was an eye opener information and the fact that this super specialized field of medicine was developed during second world war. Dr. Pushpinder checked up all my papers and advised me to under go Trigger point injection procedo Trigger point injection procedure. I readily agreed and the procedure was conducted. Dr. Pushpinder would press the points where the pain was severe, inject a needle into the nodes which trigger the pain and keep them till such time the nodes dissolved. After the procedure, which lasted for almost four hours, I felt relieved and went back home with much reduced pain. Later after two weeks I still felt pain in the lower region towards front hip. Second time again the same procedure was conducted and I was advised that slowly I should start doing back stretching exercises. In just two sittings, my pain was almost gone and with exercises I started feeling better. I still do my exercises and feel much better, so much so that I have stared playing Golf after a gap of almost seven months.
My experience has been wonderful, the facilities at Indian Spinal Injuries Center are exceptional, Doctors are extremely cordial and come with rich experience. My special thanks to Dr Pushpinder Mehta for having diagnosed my pain problem and curing it.
I came to know of this facility just by luck. This facility is available in very few hospitals and most of people are unaware of such specialty. Pain Management Centers should be developed in all hospitals so that the patient gets timely help in reduction of pain. I also hope that ECHS, the organisation giving medical services to ex defence personnel, recognizes Pain Medicine & Interventional Pain Management specialty so that more of defence personnel can make use of this facility.
With due regards,
Wg Cdr Manoj Kumar(Retd)