May 31, 2021
Why we should pay attention to those “back pain”?
Our Traumatology service offers several diagnostic tests to confirm pathologies of the spine, such as: Spine X-ray, CT, Magnetic Resonance, Spinogram, Electromyography, Bone scan and Myelography. “Our spine specialists treat chronic pain through: Facet Block, Foraminal Block, Neurolysis, Radiofrequency Rhizolysis, and Discolysis. They are minimally invasive outpatient treatments, without cuts and very safe, focused on the elimination of pain in the spine”, says Dr. Antero Caballero, a traumatologist at our clinic and a specialist in the spine.
What is low back pain and who is affected by it?
It is pain in the lower lumbar region and, occasionally, it can extend to the gluteal area, of varying intensity and duration. There is an involuntary asymmetric and sustained contraction of the paraspinal muscles, producing pain that can be of great intensity and limit our daily activities. It can affect anyone, especially those who exercise improperly, risk sports or with poor posture.
In which cases should you go to a specialist?
Our specialist recommends:
Remember, self-medication can mask more serious pathologies of origin such as: fractures, herniated discs, facet synovitis, lumbar canal stenosis and vertebral infections, which must be treated by a spine specialist.
Dr. Antero Caballero
Traumatologist at Clínica Ricardo Palma