Non-operative treatment options

Most people will experience lower back pain at least once in their lifetime. Back pain is a symptom complex arising due to abnormality of underlying anatomical structures which can have many possible causes. Untreated back pain and sciatic leg pain has been linked to poor quality of life, loss of employment, obesity and depression among affected patients. More than 90% of low back pain patients can be treated by non-surgical means and only a minority require surgical interventions.  

Common non-operative treatments include:

Pain medication-
An effective combination of different pain medication types given for few days relieves most cases of back and mild sciatica pain. The prescribed cocktail comprises of NSAID’s, mild opioids, acetaminophens, antidepressants and muscle relaxants.

both passive (TENS, USG, thermal packs, iontophoresis) physiotherapy and active exercises are prescribed in a physical therapy programme. Passive physiotherapy reduces patient’s pain by relaxing soft tissues and increasing blood flow. Active physiotherapy aims to strengthen and stretch the muscles of back to condition them back to optimum.

injections are proven techniques to treat back and sciatic pain. Injections can be performed as day care procedure and have a very good safety profile. The various injections that can be offered are caudal epidural injections, nerve root block, facet injections and sacro-iliac joint injections.

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Dr Saurabh Kapoor

FRCS(Glasg), MS(ortho), DNB

Formerly Spine consultant Queen’s Medical Centre, UK
Minimally invasive surgeries/Disc replacement/Deformity correction

Speciality Spine Clinic
(Delhi Centre for Advanced Spinal Surgery)

KP4, Gopal Mandir Road, Near City Park Hotel, Pitam Pura, New Delhi

For appointment: 011 47505783,

Monday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Wednesday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

Friday: 6:00PM - 8:00PM


DITO, Sant Parmanand Hospital

18, Shamnath Marg, Civil lines, New Delhi- 110054

For appointment: +91-9667600872,
Ph. 011-23994401 Extn. 409, 408, 411

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Thursday: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

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