70% of the dentists suffered from back pain due to their work; making them the most vulnerable segment in the medical community to suffer from back pain.
To address this issue, on the eve of International Women’s Day, a group of 70 female medical students, interns and doctors attended a POP talk (Power Over Pain) aimed to share how back pain can be avoided/minimised during dental practice.
Dr. Garima Anandani, Senior Spine Specialist and Clinical Director, QI Spine Clinic delivered the POP talk. POP Talks, is an acronym for Power Over Pain, and is a proprietary community outreach program. The session, emphasized on how doctors constantly have to bend to perform dental surgeries, procedures and even regular check-ups.
Speaking to the doctors and students on the perils of back pain, Dr. Garima Anandani said, “Awkward working posture, repetitive slant and prolonged standing leaves dentists to be very vulnerable. This damages the muscles, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels leading to pain and fatigue.”
She covered a gamut of subjects like spine structure, workplace ergonomics, posture correction, and issues specific to dentists. Dr Anandani also shared insights on non-surgical treatment for back and neck conditions with the moto that prevention is the best way to deal with pain.
Dr. Ritesh Gaigole, Senior Spine Specialist, further added “Dentists between the ages of 30 to 40 with at least 10 years of experience are highly prone to back pain.”
The POP Talk concluded with a quiz session for dentists who won exciting prizes. QI Spine Foundation is a not for profit organisation raising awareness about the non-surgical treatment for back and neck conditions.