Spinal pain is the most common injury seen in clinical practice and the leading cause of work related absence. Research shows that in 2013 over 15 million sick days in the UK were attributed to spinal pain and 3.4 million people (15% of the population) were forced to take more than a month off work due to back related symptoms.
Back pain can be very debilitating, and there are numerous alternatives for pain relief and rehabilitation including spinal surgery, though this is recommended as a last resort. The team at Physical Edge will work with you to determine the best rehabilitation for your specific symptoms, and if required, we can help you select an appropriate surgeon and manage your post-operative rehabilitation.
The main determining factors for surgery are the gravity of injury, duration and severity of the pain, and impact on work and lifestyle. Whilst one should not opt for surgery prematurely, where spinal surgery is considered necessary, undue delay should be avoided, to ensure the procedure lends itself to the most effective post-operative recovery.