Back Pain Treatment

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Back Pain Treatment in Dubai

Back pain is a very common condition. Though back pain can have serious adverse effects on your overall physical and mental health, it is most frequently ‘simple’ low back pain which is of no long-term concern.

Low back pain is defined as pain occurring between the ribcage and the buttocks. It can also extend into the thighs.

What causes back pain?

The most common causes of back pain recognized by experts are as follows;

Strain

Strain is the most obvious cause of back pain. Strain can be a result of repeated heavy lifting or an abrupt awkward movement. Over-activity can also strain back muscles and spinal ligaments.

Herniated Discs (and other degenerative changes)

The spine is made of interlocked vertebrae with discs between the vertebra. Herniated or ruptured discs often result in severe back pain. Facet joints in the back of the spine are also prone to degenerative change and cause back pain. In some cases, structural abnormalities such as an abnormal curvature of the spine, as in scoliosis, may also cause back pain.

Medical problems

Other medical conditions such as kidney infections, infection of the spine, aortic aneurysms may also cause back pain.

Diagnosis for back pain

Physical examination

After studying the symptoms and medical history, a physical examination of the patient is performed. During the physical test, the doctor checks your back for tenderness. Physical examination includes neurological examinations and other tests to determine your muscle strength, reflexes, and walking ability.

Imaging studies

Imaging studies are performed to narrow down the cause of back pain. Some of the imaging technologies are as follows;

Risk factors associated with back pain

The following are factors that might put you at greater risk of developing back pain;

When to see your doctor?

Back pain developed due to a strained muscle or a minor injury is short-lived and can be cured with some exercise and painkillers. However, sometimes it is caused due to other underlying conditions, and it may need medical attention. You must see a doctor for your back pain when the symptoms do not subside over time or if there is:

  • Very severe pain that does not go away with rest
  • Swelling on the back
  • Pain radiating down the legs
  • Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the legs
  • Loss of control of bladder or bowel function
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Fever and weight loss
  • Pain which wakes you at night

Treatment

Medications

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as ibuprofen and diclofenac are often prescribed to control back pain. Other medication options include topical gels, muscle relaxants, and steroid injections.

Physical Therapy

Some of the popular therapies which are proved to be effective for curing back pain are as follows;

Surgery

Surgery is a last resort treatment and is only done in case of those structural abnormalities which do not respond to non-operative measures.

Why Choose Dr. Sherief Elsayed for Back Pain Treatment in Dubai?

Dr. Sherief is the most renowned back pain doctor in Dubai. He is an extensively trained and highly skilled spine surgeon known for exclusively treating patients with spinal conditions. His patient reviews are the testimonies to his effective treatment techniques and his caring and comforting approach. To consult Dr.Sherief personally for any spine surgery, please book an appointment.