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The Back Pain Network is a partnership between specialized physiotherapists, medical specialists and general practitioners in and around Amsterdam. By joining forces and short lines between the various disciplines, we offer optimal quality care for your back and neck complaints. It is about back care with and without surgery.

Spits physiotherapy, Medical Back Neck Center is affiliated with this and participates in the board. One therapist (McKenzie MDT) has participated in the compulsory back pain course and treats all patients referred through the network by doctors and specialists in and around Amsterdam.

What is Back Pain?

Back pain is a common complaint in the Netherlands. Besides being one of the most frequently mentioned reasons for visiting a GP or physiotherapist, it is also an important cause of absenteeism and disability. Low back pain can come on suddenly or gradually. In most cases, the pain will go away on its own, but if this does not happen, it may be useful to ask the doctor or physiotherapist for advice.

In the vast majority of cases, no physical abnormality is found. Nevertheless, back pain is very troublesome and annoying and the pain can affect your daily life in an unpleasant way. The therapists who are affiliated with the Back Pain Network aim to get a grip on your back pain as quickly as possible and to help you get rid of your complaints.

There are cases where the back pain persists for a long time. Even then it is good to know what you can do about it yourself and where you can ask for the right help. There may be several factors that keep your symptoms going. The Back Pain Network has all the quality needed to treat your back pain.

Specific back disorders:

Hernia , or in full hernia nuclei pulpo, is the designation for the bulging of the core of the intervertebral disc. Genetically weak fibers or overloading can damage the outer ring of the intervertebral disc. As a result, the core can bulge outwards. If this happens near the spinal cord or at an exiting nerve, it affects the conduction of the nervous system. Hernia symptoms can then arise such as radiating pain, sensory disturbances and loss of strength. A hernia goes away on its own in about 80% of cases.

Canal stenosis : Canal stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. Due to this narrowing, nerve pathways can become compressed for a long time and cause leg pain. These canal stenosis symptoms mainly occur while walking or standing still for a long time. Canal stenosis is a condition that in most cases does not appear until later in life.

Spondylolisthesis : Spondylolisthesis is a displaced vertebra. A vertebra in the lower back slides over a lower vertebra and this can cause complaints. This is not always necessary. Some people run with it for years without any problems. But there may also be lower back pain, numbness, tingling, pain, muscle weakness in the leg and difficulty walking. Standing and moving can make these symptoms worse. Rest helps, but the relief is usually only temporary.


Jan Spits

Daniel van der Tol

Maren Tholen