Back pain has become a medical burden in industry nations. Treatment is often long lasting and can be frustrating for the patient just as well as for the therapist. However, it is important to know that there are several reasons for back pain. Therefore diagnostic work up must be done first. Then an individual therapy plan can be made addressing the problem. In the first phase of treatment pain relieving procedures are in the focus.

Afterwards  in  a second phase of treatment a specific exercise programme is indicated in most patients. With the Palma Clinic Vital we have a modern rehabilitation facility at our disposal to implement an individual exercise programme. A strong and well trained musculature of the trunk is of great importance to prevent further episodes of back pain.

Potential reasons for back pain

  • Degenerative Disk Disease
  • Spinal disk herniation
  • Spinal stenosis (Claudicatio spinalis)
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • Lumboischialgia
  • Facet joint disorders
  • Osteoporosis
  • Sacroiliac joint pain

Diagnostic work-up

  • Clinical examination
  • If required: Radiological examination (x-ray)
  • If required: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • If required: Computer tomography (CT)
  • If required: Scintigraphy
  • If required: Neurophysiological examination (EMG, NLG)

Therapeutic options

  • Extracorporeal shock wave therapy
  • Chiropractic treatment
  • Triggerpoint therapy
  • Pharmacological infiltration
  • Periradicular infiltration
  • Infiltration of the facet joints
  • Sacroiliac infiltration
  • Physiotherapy (Palma Clinic Vital)
  • Medical exercise programme (Palma Clinic Vital)