Ghanaian spine and brain surgeon warns against wearing of high heels

Ghanaian spine and brain surgeon warns against wearing of high heels

One of Ghana's most renowned neurosurgeon (doctor who treats spine and brain cases) at the Cocoa Clinic in Accra, Dr Kafui Tamakloe, warns that the wearing of high heels by women can cause deadly spine damages.

Speaking at a health talk in Accra, Dr. Tamakloe bemoans that “more than 80 percent of health problems treated in the neurosurgical units are spine cases or the degenerative disc disease. Wear and tear of the spine affects the discs, bones, joints and ligaments of the spine".

The neurosurgeon warns that the degenerative condition of the spine is slow growing, accumulates over time, and activity dependent however it is not age specific so a young person can suffer the condition whereas an older person would not.

"The wearing of high heels makes a woman look good however women must be aware of its implications as it alters the spines natural alignment,” he stated.

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