There is nothing more difficult than seeing your parents age. The very shoulders that used to carry you now slouch with the burden of age. But the spirit of your parents is something that stays unassisted through the roughest times of life. No matter how old your folks are they will never let you know how difficult things are or how much pain they are in. No matter what, pain is an inevitable part of aging but pain can be a debilitating condition. I have known my father has suffered from arthritis for may be ten years and there is little I could do. I have insisted for the longest time that he spend some time in the U.S. with my brothers and enroll in a good pain management programme but you know what parents are like.
In India, there aren’t too many options which specialize in pain management and are mostly available in hospitals which can be quite a put off. That is why I was relieved when I heard about the VLCC pain management programme. It is a specialized programme that helps to relieve the pain and which normally happens due to obesity and sedentary lifestyle. It includes the treatment of Osteoarthritis, Knee pain, Shoulder pain, Back pain, Posture related pain, Cervical pain, Ankle pain, Muscular pain and stiffness, Neurological pain and Sports injury.
The first step in pain management is scheduling an appointment with your doctor/therapist to determine the cause of your pain. Based on the assessment and probable diagnosis the expert physiotherapist at the centre will formulate the treatment plan that includes the short-term goal [reduce the pain, stiffness, swelling and day to day suffering] and long-term goal [prevent the deformity, dependency].
And while I have spoken about my father, it’s not necessary that it impacts older people only. A lot of times we tend to ignore it to the point it becomes chronic which can even lead to depression. I can’t reiterate more on the importance of pain management as it is possible for people to lead healthy productive lives if treated properly.
Hopefully, a lot of people of all ages are going to benefit from the VLCC Pain Management centres as they have around 120 + physiotherapists on the panel and follow a holistic approach to the treatment through specific diet, lifestyle modification and specialized therapeutic massage that results in improving the pain and its complication.