Back Pain Treatment
We have found that, in about 80% of patients presenting with back pain, a non-invasive approach including medication and physiotherapy is sufficient to treat the problem. Some back pains may have a psychosomatic origin, and in these cases the intervention of one of our psychologists can prove a beneficial part of a successful course of treatment, in line with our holistic approach to health at Schoen Clinic.
Medication: pain relief
Both acute and chronic back pain should be treated as early as possible. Medication to relieve pain comes in a number of forms; muscle relaxants, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, acetaminophen, opioid analgesics oral steroids and anti-depressant medications. It may be that medication alone is enough to help with recovery, but it may also be appropriate to be prescribed medication in combination with physiotherapy.
Physiotherapy: strengthening your back muscles
Any treatment plan is more efficacious when physical exercise, to build muscle and train muscle memory, is included. Schoen Clinic has onsite physiotherapy where our physiotherapists can prepare your own exercise plan, designed to meet your individual requirements for recovery. If you are eager to get back to sporting activities or even just pain-free everyday life, Schoen Clinic physiotherapists can assist and advise you on the best path to full recovery.
Spinal Surgery: may be appropriate
If a cure for your condition is not possible using conservative methods, surgery may be a consideration. At every stage in your recovery at Schoen Clinic decisions are yours, and you will be able to discuss all the options fully with your consultant. You can rest assured that if surgery is a necessary part of your treatment, our spinal surgeons are among the most experienced anywhere, and are recognised as experts in their field both nationally and internationally.
Spinal surgery today is minimally invasive wherever possible; microsurgical techniques and endoscopic spinal surgery are routinely used. Minimally invasive surgery requires only a very small skin incision which, in turn, results in significantly reduced scarring and a quicker recovery time.