Back pain is divided roughly into pain through attrition, inflammation and other causes (osteoporosis, tumours, infections, myopathy and nervous diseases). A precise diagnosis is essential before treatment. Here, the patient's medical history provides useful information.
The specialist will conduct and prescribe examinations. Additional clarifications (blood tests, imaging) are sometimes necessary.
Especially in cases of back pain, we often use what is known as "level diagnosis". Here, structures on the back are selectively blocked for a short period of time using local anaesthetics to precisely identify the causes of pain.
Subsequently, we work out a therapy with the best prospects of treating the diagnosis. The therapy itself may range from medicaments, infusions, injections and neurostimulators to non-medical procedures such as traditional Chinese medicine, physiotherapy, psychotherapy or homeopathy.