Chronic Back Pain

Chronic Back Pain

What is chronc back pain?

Patients who suffer from the chronic back pain associated with bulging, degenerating or herniated disc, spinal canal stenosis.

What are the causes of chronic back pain?

  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Bulging or ruptured discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis

Who are those most at risk to get chronic back pain?

You are most at risk of having chronic back pain if you are in any of the below categories:

  • Ageing population
  • Do not exercise
  • Overweight
  • Are suffering from any other disease
  • Lifting heavy items incorrectly
  • Psychological conditions can lead to pain
  • Smokers

What Are The Symptoms Of Chronic Back Pain

The common signs we see at the clinic of chronic back pain are:

  • Muscle aching
  • Shooting, burning, or stabbing sensation
  • Radiating pain in leg
  • Pain worsens with bending, twisting, lifting, standing, and walking.

How can we avoid chronic back pain?

If you are able to exercise frequently, building your muscle strength and flexibility as well as maintain a healthy weight you will experience reduced pain.  If you are a smoker I urge you to stop smoking with immediate effect.

What is the diagnosis of chronic back pain?

A patient will visit our clinic to have a consultation without Pain Specialists. We will arrange either X-ray, MRI, or CT scans depending on the severity of the case.  We will also conduct relevant blood tests and bone scan including nerve studies (EMG/NCV) where necessary.

What are the possible treatments to help my back pain?

At American Wellness Center we will always try an holistic approach in the first instance.  We have various physical therapy resources to us including, spinal decompression therapy (SDT), dry needling, exercises, traditional physiotherapy, shifting weight from lower back to correct usage of limbs.  In more severe cases we will prescribe medicines to reduce the pain alongside physiotherapy sessions, in critical cases we will advise surgery.

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