Testimonials - Spine - Disc Protrusion, Compression

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Mr. Amar Nath Goyal
Patient at AktivOrtho

´During my rehabilitation period, I observed that the technique followed here to be very unique. Doctors train different muscles and components of the spine to reduce stiffness, making muscles more flexible resulting in pain relief.´

"State-of-the-art facilities with experienced Physiotherapists cured me from a Disc protrusion, Spinal problems and Neurological issues"

Mr. Amar Nath Goyal, age: 81
I was introduced to AktivOrtho by my golfing friend, Mr Gagan Verma, who himself had been suffering from a severe spine problem and got completely rehabilitated at the same centre. He had strongly urged me to start my treatment at AktivOrtho. This is how I met Dr. Mueller, who along with Dr. Akshay Arora, examined my physical condition.

I was suffering from a broad-based Disc Protrusion at L4-L5 in my Lumbar Spine and was diagnosed with Spinal Canal Stenosis and Neural Compression at L4-L5 level, causing intense pain in my both legs. Since then, I have been taking my physiotherapy sessions from Dr. Akshay who taught me various techniques very thoroughly, both with and without the equipment installed at different departments of the centre. I must state, the facilities provided here are certainly state-of-the-art and the patients are fully trained to use them for their physical improvement and fitness.

After a period of 10-12 weeks, my body movement had improved and the pain in my legs did not bother me anymore. Thereafter, with subsequent assessments by Dr. Mueller and therapy sessions with Dr. Arora, I have even resumed my game of golf which I couldn't play before, owing to severe pain.

Here's what I found different at AktivOrtho:

  • During my rehabilitation period, I observed that the technique followed here to be very unique. Doctors train different muscles and components of the spine to reduce stiffness, making muscles more flexible resulting in pain relief.
  • The centre follows a unique system of rehabilitation wherein they work not just to reduce pain but also to help you achieve your activity goals in life.

I appeal to all patients to be regular in doing the exercises religiously and enjoy life free of avoidable body ailments. I strongly recommend AktivOrtho to one and all having orthopaedic problems.

Mr. Akshay Arora, Physiotherapist, comments about the Disc protrusion, Spinal problems and Neurological issues and the treatment that followed:

”Mr. Goyal's chief complaint was severe pain in the right leg with numbness in the right foot. He also had a difficulty in walking and couldn’t play golf owing to the severity of pain in his legs. The treatment started with a comprehensive back and neck assessment. The focus of the initial phase was on releasing lower back muscles and increasing flexibility to reduce the pain and stiffness. The normal range of motion in his Thoracic and Lumbar Spine was facilitated. A few Stretching and Spine Mobility Exercises were also taught in this phase.

After the first four weeks of Manual Therapy, the pain in his legs considerably subsided and the numbness in his right foot was also gone. The second part of the treatment involved Lumbar Spine Training and a few free exercises to incorporate some Functional Movements in his exercise regime.

Within 12 weeks he had completed his Active Spine Training religiously and was able to walk daily for long distances and play golf twice a week. After the 12 week rehabilitation program, a Home Exercise Program (HEP) was advised and followed by the patient.

Currently, Mr Goyal wishes to continue maintaining his fitness level under our medical supervision. His new exercise plan involves more Strength Training for his lower back with Balance and Coordination Exercises for further progress”.

Ms O.S.
Patient at AktivOrtho

The kind of modern equipment used in the centre and the personal attention by the staff towards patient care only highlights the fact that the centre is unique in more than one way.

Ms O.S.

I came to AktivOrtho on the recommendation of a friend. I was suffering from low backache due to C5-C6 diffused disc herniation with right upper limb radiculopathy. Having undergone a discectomy and metal implant and physiotherapy post – surgery, I feel extremely confident after the rehabilitation program at AktivOrtho. The treatment has been excellent and I sincerely thank Dr. Mueller and his team for a thoroughly professional approach right from diagnosis of my medical ailment to designing the treatment plan followed by implementation by the physiotherapist assigned to me. The kind of modern equipment used in the centre and the personal attention by the staff towards patient care only highlights the fact that the centre is unique in more than one way. I was also advised certain exercises to do at home which enables me to lead a pain free life.

Comments by the Physiotherapist Ms. Ankita Rana

Ms. Senderov came to us with discectomy along with dynamic cervical implant, fibromyalgia, myofascial tightness with trigger points and recurrent low back pain. Post surgery, the patient used to experience residual tingling on the right along with myofascial tightness and trigger points. After a detailed analysis, a treatment plan was formulated which included physical and manual therapy with the aim to control pain. Myofascial releases and Neuro-dynamic treatment commenced along with activation of deep cervical flexor muscles coupled with posture correction and shoulder stabilization exercises. Within a few sessions, the tingling sensation had gone, trigger points and myofascial tightness were also less. The pain in the neck vanished and she had more confidence in moving her body for carrying out daily activities. The patient has gone back to her native country with a clear understanding of the exercises to be done to maintain a pain free lifestyle even after surgery.