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Avi Medical helps you with back pain

Back pain and similar musculoskeletal diseases are the most common reason for sick leave in this country - and should be should by no means be underestimated. Because: While the symptoms are usually harmless in nature, in some cases they can indicate serious illnesses and therefore require immediate action. So get started Start treating your back pain as early as possible. At Avi Medical, we can help you atall our locations.

What is back pain?

Back pain is an extension ofdiscomfortin the entire spinal area. The clinical picture is divided into the following four factors:

  • Duration. The following are possible: acute back pain (the symptoms have lasted for less than six weeks), subacute back pain (the symptoms have lasted longer than six weeks), chronic back pain (the symptoms have lasted for more than twelve weeks) and recurrent back pain (recurring symptoms). )
  • Localization. Possible: pain in the chest, lumbar or entire back area
  • intensity. This extends on a scale from zero to four 
  • Cause. The following are possible: non-specific (complaints without a pathological cause) and specific back pain

When does it become back pain?

The diagnosis of “back pain” is extremely individual and depends solely on the subjective perceptionof the patient. It can therefore also occur if medically there is no objectively recognizable, pathological cause for tissue damage in the spine area. The only thing that matters is the statementand pain assessmentof those affected.

What triggers back pain

Up to 85 percent of all cases of back pain are unspecific in nature. You have that no recognizable pathological triggers. Specific back pain, on the other hand, is often triggered by the following disorders :

  • Inflammation
  • Degeneration of the vertebral bodies (e.g. fractures in the context of Osteoporosis), intervertebral discs (e.g. herniated disc), vertebral joints (facet joint syndrome) or back muscles
  • Congenital spinal curvatures (scoliosis) or stiffness
  • Organ damage that radiates into the back. For example, inflammation of the pancreas, intestines, gallbladder or heart muscle
  • Rare: tumors
  • Neurological diseases (e.g. shingles)

What are possible symptoms of back pain?

The typical back pain symptoms are Suffering-producing pain in the spine area. However, these can be very different. Possible are: 

  • Pain of a dull, burning or stabbing nature
  • Pain that slowly increases or shoots in suddenly  ;
  • Pain that is permanent or that subsides temporarily 
  • Pain that persists at rest or only occurs with certain movements or postures

Treatment of back pain at Avi Medical

Our experienced doctors are at your side in the comprehensive treatment of your back pain with numerous medical measures. 

The first important step is one extensive anamnesis and diagnostics. This is intended toidentify potentially dangerous underlying diseases and prevent the disorder from becoming chronic. 

If there is reasonable suspicion strong>for a serious underlying disease, the diagnosis includes a laboratory diagnosis or referral for an X-ray or MRI. 

This first step is usually followed by symptomatic therapy. This includes:

  • Strengthening the Muscle and ligament system through exercise therapy
  • Training to avoid unfavorable movements and information about preventive measures
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • in rare cases: step-by-step drug therapy starting with low-dose analgesics up to short-term therapy with opioid analgesics