Back pain can be debilitating and prevent you from enjoying normal activities. If left untreated, back pain can have an enormous adverse effect on your quality of life and lead to frustration and depression. When simple treatments fail to improve your back pain, seeing a pain specialist is vital.
If you are experiencing back pain that just won’t go away, it’s time to visit the London Pain Clinic.
Diagnosis of Back Pain
Most causes of pain in your back are due to simple mechanical conditions, for example pain arising from the intervertebral discs, facet joints, muscles or other structures in the spine. However, there are other rare but serious conditions including disc herniation, vertebral fracture, infection and tumours. We use advanced MRI scanning to fully investigate the cause of your pain. The vast majority of MRI scans reveal wear and tear changes in the structures of the spine, which are often amenable to simple conservative treatment. Getting the right diagnosis of your back pain is vital. At the London Pain Clinic, we can offer:
- A full assessment by one of our experienced pain consultants
- A detailed medical history concentrating on your back pain
- A thorough spinal and neurological examination
- Rapid radiological investigations including MRI scans and X-Rays to pinpoint the source of your pain
- Our Second Opinion Service.
Treatment of Back Pain
Pain specialists at the London Pain Clinic understand the underlying causes for back pain, as well as the varying ways it can affect patients. Treatment is tailored specifically for each individual patient and you are free to ask as many questions as you need. We can provide you with:
- A full explanation of your back pain
- Individual treatment plans, whether your pain is acute or chronic
- Multidisciplinary care
- The latest analgesic medications
- Multimodal analgesia
- Specialist orthopaedic therapy and rehabilitation to improve the physical functioning of your spine
- The latest minimally invasive pain management procedures for back pain including epidural, facet joint and sacroiliac joint injections
- Advanced procedures including facet joint and sacroiliac joint radiofrequency denervation
- Surgical consultation, where indicated, for example where there is a disc prolapse.
Relief from back pain can only be achieved when starting with the correct diagnosis. The sooner the problem is accurately identified, the sooner your targeted treatment plan can begin. At the London Pain Clinic, we have provided countless back pain sufferers with a way out. To begin your recovery, please call us on 020 7118 0250 or email the London Pain Clinic.