IT pros face high-risk of disc-related problems: Expert

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Kochi, Jan 6 (UNI) Modern lifestyle and sedentary nature of work put the IT professionals at high-risk of disc-related problems, National University of Singapore Assistant Professor Hee Hwan Tak said today.

Dr Tak, who was here to perform an advanced disc replacement surgery on a 47-year-old person at Lakeshore Hosiptal, said '' the rate of disc-related problems was high on IT professionals due to modern food habits and nature of work.'' Dr Suresh Pillai, who joined Dr Tak for performing the surgery, said bad roads and lack of nutrients were some other reasons that increased cervical spine-related diseases in India.

He said the replacement operation, costing around Rs two lakh using titanium-based artificial disc, helped the patient to recover in 24 hours.

''In artificial replacement, the patient could return to normal life the next day compared to the traditional fusion surgery, which had a recovery time of six weeks,'' Dr Pillai said.

He said the patients, between the age of 18 and 65, could undergo surgery and the artificial disc, imported from US, was MRI compatible, in case the patients need any post-surgery imaging.

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