Qi Spine Clinic, India’s First Specialty Spine Clinic Chain, Treats 4000 Back Pain Cases With 93% Success Rate, Using Unique Diagnosis & Treatment Protocol
October 23, 2013 - Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Limitations of existing treatment options for back pain
Traditionally, treatment for back pain typically starts with the use of imaging tests like MRIs and X-Ray in an attempt to locate the cause of pain. However, as published medical research clearly indicates, MRIs and X -Rays fail to identify a clear cause for back pain in 85% of cases. Such cases get classified as ‘non-specific back pain’, and a clear medical solution to the crippling condition of back pain fails to emerge. As the patient continues to suffer over time, spine surgery seems to be the only option left. As the volumes of spine surgeries continues to grow year on year, Qi Spine Clinic realised in 2010, that with research indicating that only 1-2% of all back-pain patients require surgery, there was a need for a solution to back pain that offered long-term results with minimal surgery-referral rates.
Qi Spine Clinic studied parallel domains of medicine, and realised that unlike various parts of the human body, which are investigated through both imaging tests and functional tests – for example the heart is tested using both an angiogram (imaging test) and a stress thalium test (a functional test) - in the case of the spine, while imaging tests like MRIs were available, there was no test available for spine function.
Clinically, it is critical to functionally test the spine to identify if an imbalance or musculature deficiency is causing the pain symptom. The spinal column is supported by a complex musculature at every point and once these “support” structures become weak the spinal column is overloaded - this increased stress can lead to outcomes that lead to pain.
Qi Spine Clinic- a new approach to diagnosis and treatment of back pain
This lack of a specific functional test has meant that most treatment options available to patients focus on relieving the patient of the symptoms of back pain through medication and/or short term pain-relief therapies. The team at Qi Spine Clinic believed this treatment approach was inadequate, and convinced that effective treatment should focus on pinpointing the root cause of back pain, embarked on the process of creating an optimal treatment protocol for back pain.
With its clinical expertise in spine disorders and its team of specialists, Qi Spine Clinic created protocols that revolved around functional diagnosis of the spine. Qi Spine Clinic partnered with cutting-edge medical technology companies in the west to acquire accurate functional diagnostic tools, and by merging these with its own treatment protocols, Qi Spine Clinic has created a Digital Spinal Analysis format with the help of 5 patented computer controlled device. This game-changing development has helped Qi Spine Clinic identify probable causes of back pain caused by functional deficiencies in thousands of patients where MRI ‘s and X rays failed to provide a diagnosis.
This accuracy in diagnosis has helped Qi Spine Clinic make the treatment path very precise and effective- where other treatments typically take months and years because they were non-specific, Qi Spine Clinic’s unique approach to treating the spine has allowed for precise treatment of the deficiencies highlighted by the Digital Spine Analysis tests. Thus, Qi Spine Clinic has provided sufferers of back pain a treatment option that accurately and effectively treats the root cause of pain, as an alternative to pain-relief measures that fail to cure back pain in the long run.
Qi Spine Clinic: Clinical Results
Qi Spine Clinic, with 5 clinical locations across Mumbai, has successfully treated 4000 patients of back and neck pain over the past 5 years. Across these cases, Qi Spine Clinic has achieved a 93% success rate, and has maintained a surgery-referral rate of less than 1%.
Garima Anandani, Head- Clinical Operations at Qi Spine Clinic says, “Our unique diagnostic approach of treating the root cause of back pain through accurate diagnosis of spine function followed by targeted elimination of deficiencies is responsible for our excellent clinical outcomes.”
Announcing these results to the media, Nithiij Arenja, CEO of Qi Lifecare, said, “We are excited by the excellent clinical success rates Qi Spine Clinic has achieved for 4000 back and neck patients across Mumbai. These clinical results have given us the confidence that we have the most precisely targeted solution for a range of spine disorders which have so far been difficult to treat.”
Case Study #1: Mrs. Shah a 57 year old female was unable to sit, bend, stand or walk for more than 10 minutes due to acute low back pain radiating to both legs, with occasional tingling in her heels. She was advised to try conservative treatment before undergoing a spine surgery, by her orthopaedic surgeon. She approached Qi Spine Clinic for further treatment. Within weeks she went from immense pain to minimal pain while sitting and standing. After completion of her treatment doctor confirmed that she will not require the surgery any more.
Case Study #2: Mr. Chowdhury’s a 29 year old young male had severe pain in right thigh and burning sensation in the back and upper thigh. This made it difficult for him to lie on his back, lift weights or walk down a flight of stairs. The surgeon’s prescription for a 2nd spine surgery came to him as a shock. He wasn’t ready to go under the knife again and decided to give Qi Spine Clinic a try. The Digital Spine Analysis showed major weakness in his rotators and lateral flexors. The treatment protocol relieved his pain, strengthened his muscles and he rejoined work. A return visit to his Orthopaedic Doctor got him an assurance that he didn’t need the surgery any more.
Case Study#3: Mr. Kohli a 40 year old male. Following an incident at the gym, Mr. Kohli had to undergo a spine surgery and give up playing hockey. His pain kept recurring post surgery and this time his orthopaedic surgeon referred him to Qi Spine Clinic. The treatment not only reversed his pain; he also achieved his functional goals and had his dream come true - he is now a hockey coach!
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Kapil Kohli during a treatment session at Qi Spine Clinic: Going from broken dreams to realizing new ones.
Daksha Shah understanding the cause of her problem and how the team at Qi Spine Clinic could help her avoid that surgery.
Source: Business Wire India