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Back Pain Management: Q And A With Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin

Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin

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Back pain often develops without a cause that your doctor can identify with a test or an imaging study. Conditions commonly linked to back pain include muscle or ligament strain. Repeated heavy lifting or a sudden awkward movement can strain back muscles and spinal ligaments. Consult a pain management specialist for back pain management.

Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin is a neurosurgeon in Lahore. In his interview with oladoc, he discusses the causes and treatment of backache. In doing so, he identifies a number of reasons that lead to this health issue and shares some ideas to recover from the problem. These range from medication and a healthy diet to surgery in the most extreme of cases. 

Q.1. What is neurosurgery?

Neurosurgery is a very diverse field. It deals with trauma as well as various forms of tumour. We also deal with spinal surgery. Spinal surgery is a very vast entity. In neurosurgery, we mostly deal with neuro-anatomy of the disorder or the defect.

Q.2. What kind of a doctor does one see for back pain?

If a patient has back pain, he or she has to consult a neurosurgeon. Some patients even go to an orthopedic surgeon but they mostly deal with the bony deformities. If there is any neural element that is being compromised, then a neural surgeon will have a major role in those cases.

Q.3. What are the major causes of back pain?

There are different causes of back pain that range from disc herniation, the most common one. Others include facet pain, paraspinal muscle pain, pain due to bony destruction. There may be other causes that compress the nerve root.

Q.4. What are the risk factors involved in back pain disorders?

The most common risk factors are improper bending and lifting heavy objects. It can also be caused by pushing and pulling the objects. There are also some other risk factors such as obesity, smoking and aging. Repeated trauma can also lead to chronic back pain.

Q.5. What are the indications that one must see a neurosurgeon for back pain management?

Well, there can be weakness and numbness of a specific part. There can be a tingling sensation. Those patients must be seen by a neurosurgeon specifically. There can be other symptoms such as urinary incontinence or urinary retention. These patients should also seek specialist medical advice immediately.

If you want to learn more about back pain, its causes and treatments, then watch the full interview. Consult a neurologist for back pain management.

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Disclaimer: The contents of this article are intended to raise awareness about common health issues and should not be viewed as sound medical advice for your specific condition. You should always consult with a licensed medical practitioner prior to following any suggestions outlined in this article or adopting any treatment protocol based on the contents of this article.

Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin - Author Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin is a Neuro Surgeon practicing in Lahore. Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin has the following degrees: MBBS, FCPS (Neurosurgery) and has 8 years of experience. You can book an appointment with Dr. Muhammad Adil Amin by calling us or using the 'book appointment' button.
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