I am a doctor ( Chest specialist ) in Medanta Hospital, Gurgaon.
I suffered from severe back pain. The pain was so severe that even slight movement in bed was painful. I could not walk even few steps- to the attached toilet in my bedroom without support and help. I was taking up to 4 different pain killers simultaneously in maximum strength at one time. The MRI showed a large prolapsed intervertebral disc at L5-S1 level, which was pressing upon the nerves.
Spine specialists- both from orthopedics and neurosurgery were contemplating surgery. Apart from physiotherapy and rest as advised as advised by spine doctors and physiotherapists, I started acupuncture with Dr MS Agrawal from second day of episode.
Dr MS Agrawal was wonderful. He gave me a patient listening, reassured me, and made me feel comfortable. He has a warm radiant smile and easy going personality. I felt confident because he is a trained MD physician in allopathic medicine so understands the medical problem well. I saw his website www.acupuncturedelhi.com and was assured by the academic, professional approach. I liked that he is trained in acupuncture from China. He discussed the acupuncture treatment with me and made me understand it’s benefits and limitations. He advised me that apart from acupuncture, I will need to be scrupulous with exercise and posture correction. Initially I was apprehensive about needles. Acupuncture needles are different- they are fine gauge, solid needles hence are painless (to me), as compared with wider bore, hollow, hypodermic needles used by we doctors.
I had a fantastic recovery. Within 2-3 sittings I could walk to toilet without support. By 7-10 days, I was off pain killers! Spine doctors said due to excellent clinical recovery surgery is not needed. I slowly increased walking and exercise as advised by spine doctors and physiotherapist. I came back to normal personal and marital life within 3-4 weeks. I continued acupuncture treatment for about 25 sittings. I still continue with exercise and posture precautions and have resumed my profession.
Dr Uday Aditya Gupta
MBBS, DTCD, DNB (Respi), IDCCM, FCCP (USA)
Specialist in Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
Medanta The Medicity
Ph.: +91- 9999607165
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
a retired colonel from infantry living in Gurgaon,
Haryana, India. I’d been suffering from chronic
backache for last 20 years. My wife, who is a child
specialist in the same hospital where Dr.M.S.Aggarwal
visits, also tried all possible means to get rid
of my severe recurring pain. But I couldn’t get
any relief. Eventually, Dr. M.S.Aggarwal came into
picture. He showed confidence in his acupuncture
and surprisingly, I got wonderful and sustained
relief in just 20 sittings. Thanks to Dr. Aggarwal
for relieving me from this agonising ailment.
I am Sr. Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Indraprastha
Apollo Hospital, New Delhi and was suffering from
acute exacerbation of chronic backache. My severe
backache was a major hinderance in my surgical work.
I was also unable to play Golf, my favourite game.
This was giving me lot of physical as well as mental
strain. I had undergone physio therapy at Apollo
Hospital but my sufferings still persisted. At last
I took acupuncture sittings from Dr.M.S.Aggarwal
which helped me a lot. Only after six sittings I
could go to golf course for practice again. Though
I was confident about results of Acupuncture, yet
my confidence increased many folds when I got myself
Dr. Lokesh Kumar
Deptt. Of Plastic Surgery
Indraprastha Apollo Hospital
Mrs. Raj Rani Shrivastava 70 yrs. old , a housewife
and wife of Dr.S.C.Shrivastava, E.N.T.surgeon, was
- Low backache
- Pain shifting to both legs with more distress
in left leg
- Pain in lowback was present even on standing
- Could not walk due to pain
- Pain on left side of low back was constant,
even on sitting.
40 sittings of acupuncture were given to her in
two courses of 20 sittings each, with a gap of 2
She reported 50% relief in all the symptoms after
first 20 sittings. Next 20 sittings increased this
relief to another 15% thus totaling 65% in all.
The effects were sustained.
Dr. S.C.Shrivastava MBBS; MS
Husband of Mrs.Raj Laxmi
C-8/8723, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
IT ALL STARTED WHEN…………….
One day I along with a friend was running in the
park. While running fast, I slipped badly and immediately
pain started. I went to an Orthopedic surgeon for
treatment where I was told to undergo physiotherapy.,
but I had no relief. After this my surgeon got X-ray
& MRI scan done. He advised me to get myself
operated because I had "Slip Disc".He
told me that operation had no side effect and it
will be fine soon.
I got my slip disc operated on 30th
April,2002. The operation failed badly and I had
to undergo another operation after 3 days. The back
pain had gone but due to the effect of operation
my left leg became numb. It was very difficult for
me to even walk.
Those were very difficult days. I could not use
my left leg. I went to my same Orthopedic Surgeon
for physiotherapy for 4 mths. But it had little
effect. I went to other places too but still my
condition was not very good. Then as the days past,
due to my sheer determination and will, I started
walking on my own and then after few mths. I even
On 26th Jan. 2005, I was playing cricket
with my friends and suddenly I had pain on my lower
back.I went to another doctor, and then after an
MRI I was told that I had Slip Disc.
MET THE RIGHT PERSON AT THE RIGHT TIME…………………
The doctor who got my MRI done could not help me
much. Even after 1 month of exercise, I had no relief
Then a neighbour told me about Dr.M.S.Aggarwal
who is specialist in acupuncture. Till the time
I met him, I was quite apprehensive about the treatment
but after meeting him for a few minutes, I was convinced
and then he started my treatment.
Immediately after the first sitting, there was
a huge relief. Only a day before meeting him, due
to severe pain, I had a black out and I fell down
very badly. But after the sitting, the pain had
gone as if 20 kgs. of sand pack was removed from
my lower back. Now today, after 14 sittings, there
is no pain left.
I feel absolutely O.K.
Flat no. 168, Akash Kunj,
Sec.-9, Rohini, Delhi-85