Spine Care in focus at Nobesity Support Group Meeting #24

Weight loss especially around the abdominal area eases the strain on the lower back muscles.

Dr Manish Khaitan answering audience questions

But, because these muscles and the spine have been under stress possibly for many years, it is natural to feel tension in that area. Additionally, urban lifestyle which involves long hours of sitting compounds the lower back issue.

Thus, Ms Kamal, the leading physiotherapist from Ahmedabad was the guest speaker at the 24th Nobesity Support Group Meeting held last Sunday who conducted an outstanding session on strengthening the back and relieving back pain which was a mix of lecture and demo.

There are two components to spice care: 1. strengthening and 2. relieving the pain.

Ms Kamal demonstrating back exercises

At the meeting, basic back-strengthening exercises which may be done independently were demonstrated. It was advised that these should be practiced daily to gradually build strength.Certain exercises which help relieve localized pain were also demonstrated.

Mobility and regular exercise are an important part of post surgery regime. It is thus important to take care of the back to be on track with the weight loss.

The discussion that followed the demonstration helped those present to share their individual concerns with the experts present at the meeting.

Ms Hina Gautham lecture on balanced diet

The second guest speaker was Ms Hina Gautham, the celebrity chef who has been graciously finding time to attend our support group meeting as a celebrity resource person for diet and nutrition related topics. Ms Hina this time spoke of importance of balanced diet and how achieve it in our every day meals. Her session as usual was outstanding and well received.

Dr Manish Khaitan, Dr Pinal and team took questions from audience from time to time and clarified the doubts with respect to host of topics around bariatric surgery.

Remember: Patients who attend support group meetings are more likely to stick to their post-surgery regime and ensure sustained weight loss. The support group meetings at Nobesity are free of charge and open to our patients as well as patients of other surgeons. To register for our next support group meeting, call on +91 89999 49999