Back pain management clinic at Dubai London Hospital

Back pain is a common condition that can have a significant effect on your day-to-day activity and quality of life. The Dubai London Hospital’s newly established back pain clinic brings you the highest expertise and state-of-the-art in the management and successful treatment of all back pain conditions.

Our team of highly qualified doctors and physiotherapists, along with modern diagnostic tools such as the most advanced X-ray system today, the DRX Compass that can capture the entire body, the newest edition of CT scans, and a first-of-its-kind deep learning reconstruction technology MRI software, the Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ (AiCE) MRI machine, aim to provide outstanding clinical performance, shorter examination times, quicker diagnosis, and a more comfortable experience for you to overcome your back pain and get you up and running again.

How common is back pain?

Back pain can affect people of all ages, and it is much more common than you think. Studies show that 85–90% of humans will experience back pain at some point in their lives. For years, back pain has been a leading complaint and one of the most common reasons to visit a back pain specialist. Our back pain clinic exclusively specialises in back pain management and care and involves teams of spinal specialists, neurosurgeons, and physiotherapists who will help you get your health back on track.

What causes back pain?

The back is a complex structure of muscles, ligaments, nerves, and 24 vertebrae separated by flat rubbery discs that provide cushioning between these small bones. Injury or strain to any of these components can cause back pain.

Most of the time, back pain is not related to a disease or a serious condition. We call this type of pain non-specific back pain, and it accounts for about 80% of all back pain. The majority of aches and soreness in the upper and lower back areas have their source in muscle or ligament strain, bad body or back posture, compression, or other damage to the spine. This leaves us with 20% of cases of back pain that may be related to specific conditions like disc herniation, degeneration, and other diseases.

To name a few conditions that can lead to back pain:

  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated Discs
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Compression fracture
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Muscle or ligament strain
  • Pinched nerves
  • Bad body/back posture
  • Scoliosis
  • Sport injury
  • Pregnancy

How is back pain managed?

First, your physician will take your history, which will include details about your pain (where, when, and how), and perform a series of simple clinical tests inside the office, after which they will probably use diagnostic techniques, including X-rays and MRIs, to locate damage and condition in the spine.

How can we treat back pain?

Whether it is non-specific pain in the back or lower back, which may need simple medications, instructions, and occasionally physiotherapy, or a specific spinal condition that may need the most sophisticated and advanced interventions, here at Dubai London Hospital, in our specialised back pain clinic, we provide state-of-the-art and most advanced treatment options depending on the severity of the condition. These treatments can be roughly divided into three categories:

Conservative (Non-surgical) treatment

  • Advises and instructions about lifestyle
  • Medical treatment may include non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, muscle relaxants, topical creams, ointments, patches, vitamins, supplements, and occasionally strong painkillers.
  • physical therapy (which may include instructions, manual therapy, stretching exercises, strengthening exercises, posture correction, and pain management)

Spine Infiltrations (injections)

These are injections performed under image guidance to target a specific area of the spine, aiming to decrease inflammation and pain. Occasionally, it is to eliminate the pain signal from a specific joint in the spine by heating or cooling the small nerve branch around the joint. Spine infiltrations include:

  • Epidural infiltrations
  • Selective nerve blocks
  • Facet joints/sacroiliac joint infiltration
  • Thermal Rafiofrequency Ablation of Facet Joints
  • Cooled radiofrequency ablation
  • Pulsed radiofrequency ablation of the DRG

Minimally invasive spine interventions (procedures)

  • PLDD (percutaneous laser disc decompression)
  • Endoscopic discectomy or decompression
  • Microsurgical decompression or discectomy
  • Minimally invasive canal stenosis decompression
  • Minimally invasive cervical disc replacement
  • Spinal fusion (minimally invasive ACDF, MISTLIF, etc.)
  • Percutaneous vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, and stentoplasty
  • Adult spine deformity correction (scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Surgical treatment of spinal tumours, infections, and others

Why choose Dubai London Hospital for back and neck pain treatment?

Although back pain is a common problem, that doesn’t make it any less serious. Back and neck pain can cause ongoing issues, potentially limiting a person’s ability to carry on with even the most basic of everyday activities. At Dubai London Hospital, we understand just how debilitating chronic back and lower back pain can be. Our specialised back pain clinic is run by experts in the field of spinal injuries and pain management, making us one of the best back pain clinics in the region.

Our back pain clinic employs only the most skilled doctors and surgeons, as well as specialist nurses and physiotherapists who are on hand to aid in your treatment and recovery. When you receive care from Dubai London Hospital, you are guaranteed the very highest levels of service from dedicated, skilled, and experienced staff who are always at your disposal and ready to help.

For more information on our back pain clinic and the services we provide, simply get in touch today.



Dr. Hillol Kanti Pal

Consultant Neurosurgeon
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