Back pain is a common but complex problem with few solutionsThe spinal column is a highly-complex organ with structural, mechanical and neuro-physiological functions that work together to allow our autonomy. Although it is the most frequent of conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, it is also a condition for which we are often unable to provide an effective and reliable cure.
What causes back and neck pain?Aging: Degenerative diseases of the back represent approximately 80% of all back conditions.
Injury to the spinal column can have devastating consequences and often occurs in young people. It can leave them paralysed for life and confined to a wheelchair or worse.
Deformity such as scoliosis is another condition seen in both young and elderly patients. The condition can have dramatic effects in terms of general health and daily functioning.
Tumours of the spine can affect the bony structures of the spine as well as the nervous tissue, leading to severe pain and loss of function and interfering dramatically with quality of life and survival.
There is a desperate need to improve the outcome, rehabilitation and recovery for these patients.