Spinal or back pain can be distressing and can severely encroach on your life. Sometimes, back pain is misdiagnosed which means a condition continues for longer, making the pain more difficult to alleviate or manage. Here at Baddow Hospital, it’s our mission to ensure correct diagnosis of spinal conditions, offering expert treatments to help you return to a life free of the pain associated with your spinal condition.
Sciatica – Pain, numbness, weakness, pins and needles or tingling in the legs. Caused by irritation, compression or inflammation of part of the sciatic nerve, with pain often beginning in the lower back or buttocks and radiating down the leg.
Joint Pain – Facet joints allow movement and maintain stability of the spine and pain from these joints can be quite extreme. Causes of the pain may come from injury or due to wear and tear from changes in the intervertebral discs.
Sacroiliitis – Intense pain arising from the large joints at the base of the spine. Caused by inflammation of the sacroiliac joint but difficult to diagnose.
FBSS (Failed Back Surgery Syndrome) – Symptoms include a stabbing pain in the back or legs, which could be due to scar tissue, chronic inflammation of the facet and or sacroiliac joints or recurrent disc herniation following spinal surgery.
Piriformis – A sharp, stabbing burning pain caused by the inflammation or compression of the sciatic nerve by the piriformis muscle, which is situated in the buttock.