Navigation Links
Public Transport Causing Backaches in Delhi, Mumbai

Over half the population in New Delhi and in Mumbai suffers from backache, caused mainly by the poor public transport system, says a new study. //

Carried out by Health India, a New Delhi-based non-profit group, the study found that over 40 percent of people in New Delhi and 77 percent in Mumbai who use public transport as the sole mode of communication reported back problems.

"Bad roads, overcrowded public transport systems, poor quality of chairs, and rough rides compound the problem for youngsters of both metros," said Dev Mehra, director of Health India.

He said backaches were growing by over 15 percent among the younger generation. "Unruly and drunken driving among youngsters also add to the trouble." Mehra said. Said Arvind Jaiswal, professor at the department of orthopaedics, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS): "Sudden jerks or movements during travel can result in severe back pain. Our spine includes a number of muscles that may get pressurised due to bad postures during travel."

Jaiswal said the experience of AIIMS was that an increasing number of young professionals were suffering from back problems, "with people from the IT and BPO sectors among the worst hit". He said poor transport, faulty posture and drunken driving were responsible for most backaches. Cigarettes and coffee also rate high in the list of substances that "cause bone calcium to deplete, thereby contributing to backaches".

But the study revealed that most people complaining of backaches don't work in front of the computer.

"Hence, there is a very positive correlation between people who have been commuting to their workplace using public transport and the rate of incidence. Commuting contributes to the problem in many ways. The type of vehicle used, the quality of the roads and the average time of travel - all have a multiplier effect on the back," said the study.

Unhealthy eating habits al so lead to excessive weight gain, which tends to increase strain on the muscles and joints.

The three-month study found that a reduced intake of milk also led to spinal disorders. An increased intake of junk food and aerated beverages, lack of sufficient exercise and a constrained workspace weakens muscles of the spine and the stomach.

The study also found that 65 percent of people in Delhi and 59 percent in Mumbai were stuck with remedies like applying pain-relieving ointments. Two percent avoided medication altogether. Thirty-two percent of Delhiites and nine percent of Mumbaikars resorted to painkillers.

The researchers suggest that office goers could minimise back pain by taking short breaks and stretching periodically while at work. Least invasive treatments like physical therapy, stretching, ointment massage and acupuncture should be tried out before going in for surgery.

Source-IANS
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. WHO To Support Public Health Threats
2. Public Defibrillators Found To Improve Survival Rate
3. FDA Issues Public Health Advisory on Tysabri, a New Drug for MS
4. WHO Steps Up To Create A Public Awareness About The Consequences Of Exposure To Radon
5. Disaster Planning Guide From Harvard Health Publications
6. India to maintain Public domain Registry database of clinical trials conducted in India.
7. Smoking Ban Believed To Enjoy Widespread Public Acceptance In Scotland
8. Evidences that Better Health Care Facility is Offered By Public Hospitals.
9. Defibrillators In Public Places Will Help Cardiac Patients
10. Sex Education, Need Of The Hour In Public Schools
11. UK Doctors Fear Shortages Could Hit Public Health Drive
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/24/2017)... ... ... Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of ... the body uses. , In ordinary batteries the electrical energy, or current, delivered ... battery is generated by moving positive ions from one end to the other of ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... 24, 2017 , ... SignatureCare Emergency Center is looking to award ... semester to a deserving student. Get your applications in now as the deadline ... Mariana Castillo who is a nursing student at Prairie View A&M University with a ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... Horizon ... for a unique opportunity that helps high school girls succeed in STEM programs ... Opportunities.” Horizon Goodwill will host over 20 high school girls at their ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... The International Essential Tremor Foundation ... condition called essential tremor (ET). The seminar will take place on Saturday, Aug. 26 ... Independence, OH. The program will run from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., with check-in ...
(Date:7/24/2017)... ... July 24, 2017 , ... The Topricin Companies, formerly ... for Topricin’s revolutionary, natural, after-burn skin care product, Topricin After Burn Cream. ... long term skin conditions, including cancer. In the short term, overexposure to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:7/10/2017)... 2017  BDI Group subsidiary Pathway Purchasing Network, ... organization serving specialty pharmacies, home infusion companies and ... significant, value-added member programs designed to help organizations ... and improve access and affordability for patients who ... Pathway has worked ...
(Date:7/10/2017)... , July 10, 2017 Locus Biosciences Inc. ... to support the development of CRISPR-Cas3 antimicrobial therapeutics. Financing ... a leading Chinese Internet services provider, and joined by ... multiple infectious disease product programs targeting antibiotic resistant infections ... Founded by Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou and ...
(Date:7/5/2017)... MANCHESTER, England , July 5, 2017 ... the perfect answer as physics and manufacturing combine to progress ... the thyroid, existing SPECT systems are unable to accurately quantify ... consequence, only limited information regarding the success of this radiotherapy ... ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: