More often than not, back pain cannot be linked to a direct cause and is labelled ‘non-specific’ back pain. Instead, it is more appropriately linked to lifestyle: for instance, sitting at a desk or driving for a prolonged amount of time without getting up and moving has become a key cause of back pain for many. Alternatively, back pain can be the result of an injury such as a strain or sprain.
Luckily, there are several ways to help prevent back pain. The biggest is to ensure that you stay active. The easiest way to do this is to involve regular movement in your daily routine. Simply get up every hour rather than sitting statically at your desk and take a short walk around your office to stretch your back, neck and legs.
Having back pain episodes can perhaps be considered a normal part of life. As we grow older they tend to be more frequent. However, it’s unusual for back pain to carry on longer than a couple of weeks, but if it does then you should seek medical advice. You should also see your GP if your back pain is stopping you from undertaking day to day activities, or if the pain is worsening. Physiotherapy advice is usually helpful in terms of maintaining the functioning of the back. Specialists at Pain Management Wales can provide comprehensive advice on activities/exercises to pursue, pain-killers to use and perform specific injections to help diagnose the cause of pain. In rare cases, surgery may be considered.
If you do suffer from back pain, there are several steps you can take to manage the pain and ensure a speedy recovery. The most effective ways are listed below:
My mum was unable to have knee arthritis surgery and so we saw Professor Saxena. He has developed radiofrequency treatment for the nerves of knee which has been remarkable for my mum. Thank you.
I was referred to Professor Saxena for pain after I had a fractured vertebra in a car-crash. He tried a number of treatments; as I had a lot of side-effects with medicines. I had ablation treatments with radiofrequency and also nerve blocks which finally helped control the pain.
We saw Professor Saxena for my husband’s back pain. He underwent nerve ablation treatments which have really helped. The hospital organised physiotherapy after the procedures which was also outstanding.
I have been seeing Professor Saxena for nearly 6 months, for my phantom limb pain. I was referred to him as he is an expert in this area. I have found him very knowledgeable and supportive. I have found great benefit with cannabis oil.
I have suffered with pain for over 20 years. I cannot express enough gratitude to you for dealing with me so efficiently to the entire team of Professor Saxena and for providing my treatment, which I had so long awaited, so quickly.
I was referred by my work to see Professor Saxena for my back pain. It had starting taking over my life and I was struggling with work and simple things such as playing with my 6 year old son. He diagnosed facet joint syndrome and I had radiofrequency treatment, all within 2 weeks of seeing him. This procedure has changed my life and I would strongly recommend him.
My mother (84 years) was referred to Professor Saxena, by her GP. We had to cancel her appointment twice, at short notice, due to her being in severe pain. Professor Saxena’s secretary was very polite and helpful and helped arrange another appointment for us. Professor Saxena was very courteous and professional. Our consultation over-ran but we never felt rushed. He spent nearly an hour with us and explained all options in detail. We had never been told about most of these things.
Great explanation and possible options for treatment to improve my condition.
Many thanks to Professor Saxena and his amazing team. Esp Mollie who has been amazing in arranging our appointments and dealing with insurers.
I have been under the care of Professor Saxena for my botox treatment for migraines. He is a an amazing doctor.
Very polite, thorough gentleman. Excellent doctor. Never had anyone explain my condition in so much detail to me, as he did.
We saw Dr. Saxena for my daughter’s pain. He explained about CRPS and helped refer her to the children’s CRPS programme at Bath. She is making slow but definite progress. We are really grateful for his help.
I am a yoga teacher and have suffered with piriformis syndrome for nearly 2 years and nothing had worked for me. I saw Professor Saxena, who recommended and performed a botox injection. I have been pain-free since then except for an occasional twinge. I am so grateful.
I would certainly recommend Professor Saxena to friends. All procedures have been explained in a concise manner ensuring I fully understood the course of action and any further treatment. All staff are very friendly in Spire Cardiff with minimum wait time.
I was referred by my spinal surgeon. Professor Saxena really helped me deal with my back pain. I had radiofrequency treatment of my sacroiliac joint and that has helped me enormously with my hip pain. I am slowly getting back to my normal self.
Treatment very good. Unfortunately, this cream is not available on the NHS
I saw Professor Saxena for my trochanteric bursitis. He provided same day ultrasound based injection. It was amazing to be pain free after nearly 18 months in constant pain.
Excellent consultant. The treatment I’ve received to date is second to none.
I have suffered with headaches for the last 10 years. Professor Saxena was really helpful in explaining my condition to me. With his help I was able to come off all my medicines, which were probably making my pain worse. My headaches are still there but I am coping better with those. It is rare to meet such excellent professionals like Professor Saxena.
Professor Saxena is very compassionate and empathetic; particularly around the daily impact and challenges that chronic pain can have. He takes time to talk through your present pain concerns, before suggesting different avenues of pain management.
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