FACTS ABOUT BACK PAIN
85% of back pain originates from the muscles and not the bones.
Majority of disc & bone problems are caused due to weak spinal muscles that are unable to bear the body weight.
Painkillers, epidural injections and surgery are temporary solutions with potentially harmful side-effects.
Spine Surgery has one of the lowest success rate in medicine with 40% of cases needing re-surgery within 10 years.
Only 1% of back pain cases need surgery. European directives specify surgical intervention only where nerve involvement has compromised bowel or bladder function.
Spine Function Test (DSA) is the first step to identify back pain. Since MRI & X-Ray are primarily imaging tests, in 85% of cases they do not reveal the cause of back pain.
For people with back pain sitting is as bad as smoking.
Physiotherapy is the only branch of medicine where a disease is treated without drugs and suppressants. A Physiotherapist is a doctor with 5 years of muscular system specialization from a formal medical college.
Conservative non-invasive back pain treatment has been confirmed to be more effective than surgery. It is also safer in the long term as it works on stabilizing the posture and strengthening the muscular system.
Every orthopedic doctor is a surgeon and in any disease the surgeon is not the ideal first point of intervention. It is only in orthopedics, that the first point of intervention is not a physician, but a surgeon.
Back pain can cause a number of symptoms, each of which we have listed below. If you are suffering from one or more of the following, please make an appointment at our nearest clinic. Remember, do not treat the symptom. To know the cause, please click on each problem.