- Sot tissue massage and joint mobilization
- Lumbar traction
- Shortwave therapy
- Home programme of gentle stretches and core stabilization
Epidural Injections for back pain
Epidural injections is commonly use for lower back pain treatments. Epidural Injection is the non surgical management for lower back pain and sciatica. How does it work? Anti-inflammatory injection delivers the anti-inflammatory medications directly into the epidural space in the spine. Anti-inflammatory medications are the mixed of fluid between local anesthetic and/or a normal saline solution). Those mixed of fluids are used to help ‘flush out’ inflammatory mediators from around the area that may be a source of pain.
If the back pain is very severe and it’s not getting better despite of non-surgical treatment (as mentioned above), the doctor may advise surgery as last resort of back pain treatment options.
- Fenestration and Discectomy
A Discectomy (also called open discectomy) is the surgical removal of herniated disc material that presses on a nerve root or the spinal cord. The procedure involves removing the central portion of an intervertebral disc, the nucleus pulposus, which causes pain by stressing the spinal cord or radiating nerves. Advances in options have produced effective alternatives to traditional discectomy procedures (i.e. Microdiscectomy, Endoscopic Discectomy, and Laser Discectomy). In conjunction with the traditional discectomy, a laminectomy is often involved to permit access to the intervertebral disc. In this procedure, a small piece of bone (the lamina) is removed from the affected vertebra, allowing the surgeon to better see and access the area of disc herniati
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