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IIT Delhi alumnus develops an innovation to fix acute lower back pain without any surgery

The critical conditions of lower back pain which require surgical intervention are quite complicated and has chances of hindering the biomechanics of the whole vertebral column, making it a temporary solution.


What the world needed was a more permanent solution and the one to come up with a relatively effective innovation was a biomedical engineer from IIT Delhi Sumit Murab. While pursuing his PhD at IIT Delhi, Sumit researched that most of the elderly patients suffering from arthritis are been given a drug called glucosamine to control the pain. But what left him flabbergasted was the fact that this drug was administered in a much higher quantity than required. The drug had to be taken orally and it not only affected the particular part that had to be treated but the whole body, which made it less effective and also developed a risk of major side effects.

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