Back pain

Relief for upper & lower back pain

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Back pain can affect different parts of the spine & is often chronic and/or severe, affecting emotional & physical wellbeing. Most people will experience back pain at some point in their lives.
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Some back pain is short-term, lasting a few weeks or less & triggered by heavy lifting or a sharp, awkward movement. In other cases, the pain may recur & happen over a much longer time period, & be accompanied by muscle spasms, shooting pains, & stiffness or limited range of motion. Our doctors are here to help you get a proper diagnosis & treatment that brings relief. If necessary, we can give you a referral for physiotherapy or rehabilitation.
If your back pain is caused by a structural problem in the spine or surrounding muscular structures, the doctor may recommend an x-ray, or a more in-depth scan such as CT or MRI.

Causes

Back pain is extremely common & can have a number of different causes, both structural & emotional, including posture, trauma or injury, structural issues, inflammation, & stress. Issues with muscles, bones, & nerves can all contribute to back pain. In some cases, there may be no obvious underlying cause.
Some of the more common injuries & diseases leading to back pain include:
Slipped disc – where a damaged spinal disc presses on the nerves, causing pain
Sciatica – where the sciatic nerve is compressed or irritated, usually due to a structural issue or injury, causing pain, numbness, & tingling
Whiplash – an impact trauma that causes injury to the neck
Ankylosing spondylitis – a long-term, arthritic condition affecting the sacroiliac joint, causing pain & stiffness

What to do next?

Please come to see us if you are suffering from back pain & allow our doctors to examine you & get you the diagnosis & treatment you need. You can call us during office hours or use our online booking system to make an appointment.

020 7323 1023
Harley Street Area, W1
020 7101 0355
City of London, EC3