Treatment for spine problems through sound waves

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2010, 00:00 AM IST

Mumbai: A leading Canada-based orthopaedic surgeon has developed a state-of-the-art technology, using sound waves, which he claims is an effective non-invasive and
painless treatment for spinal ailments including injuries and postural abnormalities.

"The treatment helps in gentle repositioning of vertebrae, functional restoration of the central nervous system and cellular bio synthesis which is responsible for restoring and regenerating worn or damaged disks. Following this treatment, muscles, blood vessels and neural communication are stimulated and cellular bio synthesis is triggered, initiating the body`s self-healing process," said Dr Aslam Khan, Founder, Chairman and CEO of KKT International Centre for Spine, which opened its first centre here recently.

Called as the Khan Kinetic Treatment (KKT), the new technology, the Indian-origin doctor says, allows people with spine injuries due to accidents, sports injuries, sudden
falls, repetitive activity-related injuries, postural abnormalities, stress, genetic pre-disposition to reduce or completely eliminate their pain and return to their active and
standard lifestyle.

Forty-six-year-old Khan who developed the KKT technology after 20 years of research, told PTI in a communication from Canada that the treatment is a highly sophisticated,
non-invasive, evidence-based medical treatment designed to easily and painlessly re-align the spine.

"The special technology device for the treatment has been approved by the USFDA. It focuses on treating the core issues associated with spine related conditions by utilising unique signature sound frequencies to address core spinal distortions and disturbances specific to the patient," he said.

KKT has been proven to aid in neck pain, back pain and has been a key factor in lowering as well as discontinuing the use of pain medication. It has been documented to move the spine back to normal. Besides, KKT has also shown to trigger
bio synthesis (regeneration) in the vertebral disc, he said.

KKT already has seven centres across the world in countries like Canada, UAE (2), Germany (4), Taiwan and China (2) with more than 200,000 treatments delivered till date
across the world.

According to Khan the prevalence of epidemic in spinal
related conditions is high and is often overlooked due to the
lack of proper diagnostic and assessment tools.

"Here at KKT we consider it a part of our mandate to
provide every single person the opportunity of a thorough
spinal assessment. Proper clinical management through KKT
allows us to correct those conditions where surgery may not
have been the solution," he said.

"The treatment corrects the bio mechanical axis of the
spine, by use of sound waves which are focused on a specific
area of the beginning of spine. These sound waves resonate
down resulting in gentle repositioning of the vertebrae."

"The KKT treatment program is designed for each
individual`s specific profile after a range of pre-treatment
diagnostic assessment to facilitate the healing process and to
guide patients through stages of KKT care," Khan added.

"A comprehensive treatment of 20 visits has significant
impact on physical health by reducing or eliminating pain,
promoting tissue regeneration to remedy narrowing and loss of
normal disk height, arresting bone degeneration that lead to
osteophytes or bone spurs, repairing and strengthening tendons
and ligaments, enhancing coordination, increasing range of
motion and improving posture," Orthopaedic Dr Nishad Telang of
the Mumbai Centre said.

PTI