More than four out of five of us will suffer from chronic back pain, at some point in our lives and every year one out of five of us will consult our GP about it.
But in many cases Ramsay hospitals can offer effective treatments for those with persistent back issues.
Typically, back pain is concentrated in the lumbar (lower back) region which takes most of the strain of our lifestyle. Lower back pain can be associated with stiffness, and sometimes muscle spasms and reduced motion.
Some people are more likely to develop lower back pain because their lifestyle puts a particular strain on their back which could have resulted in a spinal injury. In other cases back problems may be related to age - such as degeneration of the discs in the spine which cushion the vertebrae.
Much lower back pain is described as non-specific (not diagnosed as due to a particular condition) and may settle after conservative management over a period of weeks. Sufferers are often recommended to try over-the-counter painkillers, hot and cold compresses, and reduced activity.
Find out about treatments for lower back here.
To find out more information on the common conditions that could match your symptoms click here.
But there is no need to go on suffering with chronic back pain. In many cases, much can be done to relieve it and Ramsay Health Care has a broad range of expertise offering back pain treatment to give sufferers the best possible chance of recovery.
As well as excellent clinical care, Ramsay hospitals offer the benefits of our Private Patient Pledge which aims to make your stay as comfortable as possible and ensure you get treatment at a time which suits you.
Miss Sabeen Akhtar
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Mr Peter Bobak
Mr Peter Bobak is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in West Yorkshire, BingleyRead more
Mr David Bowe
Mr David Bowe- Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in West Yorkshire, BingleyRead more
Mr Christopher Brew
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Mr Maulik Gandhi
Mr Maulik Gandhi is a Consultant Orthopaedic Consultant in Yorkshire who specialises in Shoulder and Elbow SurgeryRead more
Mr Richard James Grogan
Mr Richard James Grogan is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Yorkshire who specialises in hip and knee replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery and hip re-surfacing.Read more
Mr Stephen Guy
Mr Stephen Guy is a Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon with a specialist interest in Knee SurgeryRead more
Mr James Hahnel
Mr James Hahnel, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon who specialises in Hip and Knee surgery in YorkshireRead more
Mr Gary Hannant
Mr Gary Hannant is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in West Yorkshire, Bingley who specialises Foot and Ankle SurgeryRead more
Mr Barnaby Philip Hopton
Mr Christopher Mann
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Mr Graham Stuart Radcliffe
Mr Kandasamy Sampathkumar
Prof Ernest Maria Jozef Schilders
Prof Ernest Maria Jozef Schilders is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, in West Yorkshire, BingleyRead more
Mr Jai Shanker
Mr Jai Shanker - Orthopaedics, The Yorkshire ClinicRead more
Mr David Shaw
Mr Thomas Frederick Taggart
Mr Tom Taggart is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Bradford, West Yorkshire who specialises in hip and knee surgery.Read more
Mr Daniel Tung Shing Tang
Mr Gethin Thomas
Mr James Tyler
Mr James Tyler is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon in Yorkshire with a special interest in upper limb surgeryRead more
Mr Christopher Charles Wray
Mr Phil Wright
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