Nearly half of us get back pain at least once a year and may not need treatment.

If back pain is persistent, there are good options available.

Most Likely causes of Back Pain

Back pain requires careful assessments and further investigations
The treatment options will include:
Mangattil Rajesh is a Consultant Spinesurgeon in London

Mr. Mangattil Rajesh

Consultant Spine Surgeon
Royal London Hospital

I am a Consultant Spine Surgeon at Royal London Hospital, London. My experience is from the extensive training in Spine Surgery from surgical rotations in London and from further 3 Spinal Fellowships at Manchester, North Tees and at Royal London Hospital in the UK and advanced training in France and USA.

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I consider surgery as the last resort after we carefully consider all the available conservative options. However, if spine surgery is necessary, I am a skillful practitioner of Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and firmly believe in minimal tissue dissection, faster recovery and early return to normal life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. When should I see a surgeon regarding my Back pain?

Most back pain gradually improves with home treatment and self-care, usually within a few weeks. If your back pain worsens over time, visit your surgeon to seek advice.

Seek immediate attention if your back pain:

  • Causes new bowel or bladder problems.
  • Is accompanied by fever.
  • Follows a fall, blow to your back or other injury.
  • Spreads down one or both legs, especially if the pain extends below the knee.
  • Causes weakness, numbness or tingling in one or both legs.
  • Is accompanied by unexplained weight loss.

2. What are the Non-Surgical options for my Back pain?

Non-surgical options include:

  • Bed Rest
  • Physiotherapy
  • Medications – analgesics
  • Spine Injections

Read the article below to know more

Physiotherapy Exercises for Back pain

3. What treatment can I try myself for my Back pain?

Most of your back and neck pain will improve on its own within a few weeks. However, trying three steps together will reduce your pain quickly.

  1. Keep Active: Carry out your normal activities and stay active as people who remain active will recover more quickly.
  2. Pain Killers: Try over the counter Paracetamol and Brufen.
  3. Exercises and Stretches: Walking, swimming, yoga or any stretching exercises will relieve back and neck pain.

4. What treatment can I try myself for my Back pain?

A physiotherapist can advise on the right type of exercises for you and how exactly to do the different types of exercises like active and manual therapies.

  1. Aerobic Exercises: This is done for 20-30 minutes about 5 times a week. Type of exercises will help increase your heart rate. It helps you reduce stiffness and become mobile.
  2. Stretching Exercises: This is to reduce tension and improve flexibility in the muscles supporting your spine.
  3. Strengthening Exercises: These exercises strengthen your core muscles of your back that offers stability to your spine – back muscles, deep abdominal muscles and the muscles around your pelvis.

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