Orthopedics

Back Pain

Back pain is a common complaint that affects the majority of the world’s population at one stage or another. It is usually characterised as non-life threatening and is largely responsible for many workplace absences. The back is a complex system of ligaments, tendons, vertebrae, bones and muscles. An issue with any one of these components can result in minor or even chronic back pain.

Here at Blue Tree Clinics, our orthopedic specialists excel in effectively diagnosing and treating chronic back pain. Whether you’ve hurt your back playing sports or put your back out at work, our team are highly effective at providing solutions that bring much-needed relief.

 

Causes

At Blue Tree Clinics, we acknowledge that not all back pain is caused by the same issue. In fact, back pain can be attributed to a wide range of causes and these causes are not always immediately apparent. For instance, your back pain could be an indication of the onset of arthritis. Arthritis is an auto-immune condition that affects the immune system causing the white blood cells to attack your bones, joints and muscles.

Pain in the back could also be due to a herniated disc – an issue in which one or more vertebra become misaligned placing pressure on the surrounding nerve clusters. There are also more obvious causes such as:

  • Overuse
  • Strain
  • Injury
  • Aging
  • Compression fractures

 

By consulting with a skilled orthopedic specialist in Dubai, you will receive a precise diagnosis which will highlight the exact underlying cause.

 

Treatment

Often, minor back pain can be managed effectively with a combination of the over-the-counter medication and light exercise. However, if you’re experiencing acute or chronic pain, you should request a consultation with our Dubai orthopedic specialists right away. We aim to devise an individualised plan that is tailored specifically to your needs.

We always begin with a physical examination and will conduct a complete medical review that will include questions about your past health, symptoms and activities. Our team can also use x-rays to assess the condition and alignment of your bones and CT, or MRI scans to look for any issues with the tendons, nerves, blood vessels, ligaments, muscles or bones.

Once we’ve diagnosed the source of your back pain, we will suggest a treatment method that is appropriate to your needs. For instance, conditions such as arthritis cannot be cured outright, but the pain can instead be managed through the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) or cortisone injections.

For cases such as strain, injury or overuse our specialists are able to provide physical therapy which includes muscle-release techniques, ultrasound and electrical stimulation. While surgical procedures are uncommon, a procedure may be necessary if all other methods have been exhausted. This could involve fusing two vertebrae together, replacing a damaged disc or carrying out a discectomy (removal of part of the disc).

Whatever the right course of action, you will be kept fully informed, and our experts will talk you through the treatments, so you know exactly what to expect.

 

Why choose Blue Tree Clinics?

At Blue Tree Clinics, we have nearly two decade’s worth of experience. In that time, our orthopedic specialists in Dubai have treated all manner of musculoskeletal disorders bringing much-needed relief to the lives of thousands. As well as first-class orthopedic treatments, our multi-service team also consists of some of the most practised experts around.

From dermatologists and gynaecologists to dentists and dieticians, you can expect an uncompromising level knowledge tailored to assist you whatever your needs. We are committed to helping you to achieve your healthcare goals regardless of your age or condition. Thanks to our holistic approach, we don’t simply treat the symptoms – our goal is to treat the cause too where possible.

If you wish to book a consultation or require more information, make sure you pick up the phone and dial Blue Tree Clinics today.

 

Testimonials

“If like me you’re tired of living with constant back pain, I highly recommend giving Blue Tree Clinics a call. Never have I dealt with a more professional team in my life. Dr Ansari and his team were so helpful and never made me feel like I was a burden for asking questions. They put me on a treatment plan that really worked – now I am free from the constant pain I feel like I have been given my life back.”