Pain Management is the Key to Improved Quality of Life

Chitra Mishra, Special EditorPain is a feeling humans go through which is useful and dreaded at the same time. A person who does not feel pain is probably suffering from paralysis or numb nerves, which again is not a good thing. However, if you do feel pain, and it persists, it should be taken care of right away. You wouldn’t want to keep feeling immobile and remain in agony. In many ways, pain is the ultimate teacher. It teaches us to avoid fire, poison, sharp objects and many other things that could cause us harm. It alerts the body to injury and disease. But it is also unpleasant and, depending on intensity and duration, can have a drastic impact on quality of life.

Besides, as Dr. Neeraj Jain from Spine Disc & pain Clinic says,‘We
have always had to deal with it, and we always will’.

Employing pain management methods that put the patient in control of their recovery gives them the opportunity to be more independent and self sufficient. Patients who are forced to do Exercises or activities that they do not like, often have an increased risk of re-injury. This is more common in gyms where people lift weights without perfecting their form or body position. It is important to offer such patient options when it comes to physical therapy exercises. The use medicines to treat pain is all together a different industry.

As India loosens its stringent narcotics laws, US companies including Johnson & Johnson, abbott Laboratories and a network affiliated with Purdue Pharma are rushing in. Dr. GP Dureja of the Delhi Pain Management Centre, interestingly quoted, “Indians once thought of pain relief as an indulgence of the west. Even now, nobody has time to complain about pain in our country”. This has given rise to an industry. For-profit pain management clinics are opening by the score across Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore and other cities in this nation of 1.3 billion people. After decades of stringent narcotics laws, borne of debilitating opium epidemics of centuries past, India is a country ready to salve its pain.

Therefore, in this edition of SiliconIndia Healthcare, we are drawing the curtains for the top 10 Most Promising Pain Management Clinics in India.
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