In an effort to prevent and treat spinal and orthopedic disorders in Pakistan, Daily Times has committed itself in bringing awareness to patients suffering from excruciating back and neck pain due to orthopedic problems. Sadly, Pakistan is ranked among the top 5 countries of the world that have the highest number of orthopedic patients.
“It is a fight that we have to win as a nation to make citizens of all ages healthier; so that they are more productive towards their jobs, families and for the nation”, stated Dr. Afzal Hussain, Chief Consultant for KKT Pakistan and a renowned international Orthopedic Surgeon.
Today we have a unique opportunity to talk about the technology that revolutionized spinal care in the world. That technology is KKT Orthopedic Spine Treatment and we are now fortunate to have KKT treatment centres in Pakistan.
In a panel discussion that included KKT Pakistan’s Surgeons;
Dr. Afzal Hussain (Orthopedic Surgeon & Chief consultant of KKT Orthopedic Spine Centre)
Dr. Brig. Ishfaq Ahmed (Neuro Surgeon)
Dr. Abdullah Farooq (Orthopedic Surgeon & In-charge KKT DHA Lahore)
Dr. Saleem Bashir (Orthopedic Surgeon & in-charge KKT Johar Town Lahore)
Dr. Yasir Pervaiz (Orthopedic Surgeon & in-charge KKT Islamabad)
What is KKT Orthopedic Spine Treatment?
Dr. Yasir Pervaiz: KKT is the most advanced and successful non-invasive method of treating a wide range of spine related conditions, including neck and back pain. It gently and painlessly realigns a non-symmetrical spine back to its normal symmetrical position releasing extra pressure on spinal nerves and cord. Correcting structural anomaly in turn restoring function, eliminating pain and giving you back the quality of life you are missing.
How did KKT technology originate?
Dr. Afzal Hussain: There used to be no long term solution for neck and back pain patients until about a decade ago when a Canadian doctor, Dr. Aslam H. Khan, developed the KKT technology. National Research Council of Canada provided financial support for the research, which Dr. Khan conducted in collaboration with McGill and Calgary University in Canada. The technology went under rigorous testing for years until finally approved by Health Canada and also by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of USA. KKT has seen rapid acceptance by several countries including Canada, Germany, China, UAE, Jordan, India, Taiwan and Qatar. We are proud to have brought this technology to Pakistan.
When did KKT arrive in Pakistan?
Dr. Abdullah Farooq: Our team led by our CEO Mr. Jawad Qureshi brought KKT to Pakistan about 2 years ago. During these 2 years we have conducted over 30,000 successful treatment sessions that helped our patients walk back into life! It is worth mentioning here that we are conducting an event called “One Mile Run” for all those patients who we successfully treated. Many of those patients could not walk at one time but after our treatment are ready to run. This One Mile Run will create awareness for spine care and it will be organized in multiple cities of Pakistan.
Please express in detail KKT’s mode of treatment?
Dr. Saleem Bashir: There are few simple steps of the treatment process:
We first book the patients only through appointments. When we receive the patient for the first time, the patient goes through a very thorough check-up and detailed examination with x-rays from our KKT x-ray machines, specially designed to gain insight to the specific causes of the spinal complication. These digital x-rays are uploaded through a secure server in Canada, where our team of Foreign doctors use sophisticated software called Spinalytics to determine the positioning of the vector that corrects the spinal asymmetry, which in turn helps in solving the underlying disorder.
Treatment can be divided into two phases:
First, educating the patients about the spinal health with the help of our resident Patient Management Advocates (PMA). Patients Managements Advocates discuss with patients the probable reasons for their underlying disorder and inform them about all precautionary measures for prevention after treatment.
Second, normalizing the damaged spine. I would like to emphasize that until now various methods of spinal treatment that most people are aware of restrain and restrict patients during and after the treatment. Those types of treatments include pain-killers or medications that only treat the symptoms and not the cause however, with KKT treatment, after completion of detailed physical examination and software analysis we establish the level, degree and direction of patient’s spinal deformity. After that we have FDA and Health Canada approved KKT device which uses Quantum Acoustic Waves to painlessly and seamlessly re-align vertebrae through resonance. The waves are transmitted through a probe. Those waves that facilitate the spine undergo smooth movements which re-align the spine to its normal position.
What conditions does KKT treatment help overcome?
Dr. Brig. Ishfaq Ahmed: KKT treats several conditions, such as whiplash, rotator cuff, herniated disc, spinal stenosis, back pain, neck pain, osteoarthritis, sciatica, scoliosis and spinal degeneration.
It is a very commonly asked question, whether this treatment is painful?
Dr. Brig. Ishfaq Ahmed: KKT treatment is not painful at all. In fact, at times I enjoy waking up our patients when they all asleep, as our treatment is so soothing.
How long does the KKT treatment take?
Dr. Afzal Hussain: The actual KKT treatment takes only 15 minutes. It is shorter than a routine visit to a doctor. However, to get full treatment benefits, a patient should undergo our intensive orientation including the initial consultation, examination, x-rays and report of findings.
How would someone know if they require KKT Treatment?
Dr. Abdullah Farooq: If a person suffers from chronic back pain, neck pain or headaches or have been in a road accident or have suffered trauma to head or neck then that person is a likely candidate for KKT treatment.
In the end what would you like to say to majority of patients suffering from disc issue?
Dr. Brig. Ishfaq Ahmed: As doctors, we not only inform but feel that we need to educate patients of the latest treatment options that are now available in Pakistan. KKT treatment by far has a very high proven success rates and I am grateful to Dr. Aslam Khan who took upon himself to reinvent a philosophy which I see would one day become a mainstream treatment for millions of Pakistani patients in excruciating pains and living a debilitating life. Today we have a very powerful and useful treatment method especially for patients with disc problems.
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