Back Pain Treatments & Spinal Surgery at Oaks Hospital
If you suffer from back pain or neck pain you are not alone, most adults will have been affected at some point in their adult life. Oaks Hospital offers effective treatments for chronic back pain, whether that is advice on how to effectively manage and control your pain, physiotherapy or even spinal surgery. You will receive care and support from the diagnosis of your condition through to treatment and rehabilitation..
What causes back pain?
As we age the most common cause of spinal pain, besides muscular is degenerative change - ‘wear and tear’ of the discs in between the vertebrae and associated joints of the spinal column. Degenerative changes are often caused by movement, this is why it is commonly found in the neck (cervical) and lower (lumbar) spine.
How is spinal pain treated?
The treatments available at the Oaks Hospital include both surgical and non-surgical options, many as day case procedures on an outpatient basis.
Our Consultants in Pain Medicine, Dr Haider and Dr Waheed are able to help patients with a range of conditions including chronic pain, lower back pain, neck pain, sciatica, muscular syndromes, neuropathic pain, post surgical pain and complex regional pain syndromes. Non-surgical techniques include medication, counter-stimulation such as TENS and pain relieving joint injections.
Oaks Hospital’s Physiotherapy team can make an assessment of your condition and offer a programme of specific exercises to help maintain strong spinal muscles which will take the strain off the associated joints, ligaments and discs, or other treatment such as acupuncture or manipulation. Our Physiotherapists can also make a direct referral for an MRI scan or book an appointment to see a pain consultant or spinal surgeon should they feel it is necessary.
Oaks Hospital’s Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Blackman and Mr Suresh specialise in the management and treatment of adult spinal conditions. This includes back and neck pain, disorders of the lumbar spine (including sciatica), minimally invasive surgery, degenerative conditions, deformity, disc replacement (motion sparing technology), spinal decompression, traumatic injury, tumour and osteoporotic fractures, epidurals, nerve root blocks and facet joint injections.
Surgery can sound frightening but timely surgery can reduce debilitating symptoms and considerably improve quality of life. Your care will be tailored to your individual needs. Our Consultants and nursing staff are highly experienced and have your care and comfort as their highest priority. During and after treatment, you will receive a standard of care, which is second to none, and the reassurance that a Resident Doctor is available 24 hours a day.
How to access back pain treatments and spinal care at Oaks Hospital
To find out more about pain management, physiotherapy or spinal surgery at the Oaks Hospital and how to make an appointment please contact us via our online form or call our Hospital Services Advisors on 01206 753 245.