Back pain is one of the top three causes of time off work and up to 60% of people suffer from back/neck pain at some point throughout their life. Our philosophy at UPANDRUNNING is that no one should suffer with pain. There are many ways we can help alleviate your pain, whether through physical therapies or appropriate minimally invasive procedures.
Dr Tom Saw is a Sports Medicine and Interventional Pain Specialist, who has a particular interest in managing and treating acute and chronic back pain. His holistic approach identifies any underlying issues that may be causing the pain, and therefore supports long-term relief and return to activities.
Dr Tom will firstly make the correct diagnosis and then deliver targeted solutions that make a positive and lasting difference. He will help you to control your pain and when safe to do so, help you to return to work and activities – including sports.
Back pain treatments are all individually based depending on your pain and the underlying cause. The type of treatment will depend on your symptoms and response to physical therapies. If your pain is debilitating and hindering you from normal daily activities (or undertaking your rehabilitation), we can offer simple interventional procedures to provide pain relief and support your rehabilitation.
Dr Tom’s treatment regime for back pain may include a combination of:
- Treatments by the UPANDRUNNING physiotherapy, osteopathy or chiropractic teams
- Pain control medication tailored to your needs and symptoms
- Lifestyle recommendations such as workplace ergonomic assessment or strength and conditioning programs
- Conducting minimally invasive pain intervention treatments to target the cause of the pain
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