Yoga and meditation can work spinal wonders

The New Indian Express: Hospitals should house yoga and meditation centres as it gives strength to the body and mind, said T N Governor K Rosaiah at the inauguration of the Continuing Medical Education programme on Common Problems of Spine, on Sunday.

The governor further said that many medical problems can cause or contribute to back pain. He added that the causes of back pain were usually physical, and that it was important to know that emotional stress can play a role in how long the pain lasted. “Stress can affect the body in many ways, including causing back muscles to become tense and painful,” he said while addressing orthopaedicians and surgeons at the function organised by Spot Hospital as part of its ninth anniversary celebrations. He further advised that mediation will help develop a strong mind and a good physique, adding that yoga should be a part of daily routine.

Earlier, Dr R Selvaraj, President of Tamil Nadu Orthopaedic Association said during his speech that majority of spine problems were due to bad postures at work and that correcting them will solve most of them.

Dr Nalli R Uvaraj, President Elect, TNOA, Dr Ramesh Babu, Director, Spot Hospitals, were also present at the function where a book titled Care and Cure was released. Around 12 doctors were felicitated for their outstanding contribution to the field.

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