Back pain is so common almost everyone has an episode of back pain in their lifetime. Although usually these are due to soft tissue issues causing a back strain occasionally there are more distressing causes of back pain which need to be evaluated and treated appropriately.
Even so conservative treatment is the initial treatment of choice for most back conditions. We work closely with physiotherapists to ensure a multimodal treatment for low back pain which can very disruptive for patients in terms of work, sports and activities of daily living.
Should these fail there are surgical options. Surgery for the lower back is not as invasive as it was in previous years. Microdiscectomies and minimally invasive fusion surgeries allow rapid rehabilitation and shorter hospital stays.