Back and Neck Pain Treatment

Back and neck pain are second most common cause for patients to visit a doctor after common cold. Most of the patients with back and neck pain doesn’t need any form of surgical intervention. Most of the patient’s problem will be muscle related. They improve with conservative management and supportive treatment such as-

  • Physiotherapy and Exercises
  • Medications
  • Ergonomics adaption
  • Injections
  • RF ablation
How to prevent Neck & Back Pain

There are several lifestyle changes and special measures which you can take to prevent neck and back pain problems in the future. However, it is important that you first consult back pain specialist doctor in Chennai and seek expert guidance.

  • Regular physical activity- Exercise, aerobic exercise, walking or swimming (keep the muscles in our neck, back and abdomen strong and flexible).
  • Proper weight Lifting- we have to lift weights with legs, not by our back, not to bend over to pick things. Have to Keep our back straight and bend our knees.
  • Weight reduction.
  • Posture maintenance
  • No Smoking (smoke/ nicotine cause spine to age faster than normal).
  • Physiotherapy and Exercises
  • Medications
  • Ergonomics adaption
  • Injections
  • RF ablation
What is Neck & Back Pain?

Basics of spine!

Knowing our spine and how it works can help us better understand some of the problems that occur from aging or injury. Normal demands placed on our spine are to hold our head, shoulders and upper body erect. It gives us support to stand up straight, and our flexibility to bend twist. Its main function is to protect the spinal cord (connection from brain to all body parts).

Parts of the Spine Vertebrae-

Your spine is made up of small bones, called vertebrae, which are placed on top of one another like coins to create the natural curves of your back. These bones connect in back to create a canal where spinal cord lies. The spinal cord extends from the skull to your lower back and travels through the canal. Nerves come out of the spinal cord through openings in the vertebrae on both sides and transmit messages between the brain and muscles. Back Muscles and Ligaments provide support and stability to our spine and upper body to perform day to day activities like sitting, standing and walking.

1. Intervertebral Discs

These are in between the vertebrae. They are flat and round, and about a half-inch thick. They are made up of 2 components:

a. Nucleus pulposus is jelly-like and makes up the center. It’s made of water and gives flexibility and strength.
b. Annulus fibrosus is the flexible outer ring. It is made up of multiple layers, similar to elastic bands.

When we are standing or walking, weight is put on the nucleus and the nucleus expands. The annulus holds the nucleus in place. This allows movement to take place, yet maintains the strength of the spine. In effect, discs act as shock absorbers for the spine.

2. Facet Joints-

Facet Joints are in between the back of the vertebrae, they are small joints that also help in spine movements. These facet joints have a cartilage surface, like hip or knee joints. These joints are important for allowing rotation of the spine but may develop arthritis and are the source of low back or neck pain.

Back Pain Treatment in India– Conditions We Take Care

We believe that the best way to address your problem is to first get a diagnosis and then formulate a comprehensive treatment plan. Understanding your condition and making you understand all the treatment options available is vital in getting you one step closer to the correct plan of management; which has to your lifestyle and improves your quality of life.

We have the best back pain specialist in Chennai. Please go through the below information to understand your condition, seek answers to any questions you may have regarding your spine, and start your journey to recovery with our support.

Back Pain Specialist in India

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