The Back Pain Network is a collaboration between specialized physiotherapists, medical specialists and general practitioners in and around Amsterdam. By combining forces and short lines between the various disciplines, we offer optimum quality of care for your back and neck complaints. It is about back care with and without surgery.
Spire physiotherapy, Medisch Back Neck Center is affiliated with this and participates in the board. Two therapists (McKenzie MDT) participated in the compulsory back pain course and treat all patients who are 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. In addition to being one of the most frequently cited reasons for visiting a general practitioner or physical therapist, it is also an important cause of absenteeism and disability. Low back pain can occur suddenly or gradually. In most cases the pain will go away by itself, 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 difficult and annoying and the pain can affect your daily life in an unpleasant way. The therapists who are members of 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 sustain your complaints. The Backache network has all the quality that is needed to treat your back pain.
Specific back disorders:
Hernia , or hernia nuclei pulposi in full, is the indication for bulging the core of the intervertebral disc. Genetically weak fibers or overloading can damage the outer ring of the intervertebral disc. The core can therefore protrude outwards. If this happens in the vicinity of the spinal cord or in the case of an escaping nerve, it will affect the conduction of the nervous system. Hernia symptoms may arise such as radiating pain, sensory disturbances and loss of strength. In about 80% of the cases, a hernia will pass automatically.
Channel stenosis : Channel stenosis is a narrowing of the spinal canal. Because of this narrowing, nerve bundles can become trapped for a long time and cause leg pain. These canal stenosis symptoms mainly occur while walking or when standing still for a long time. Channel stenosis is a condition that in most cases only occurs later in life.
Spondylolisthesis : Spondylolisthesis is a shifted vertebra. A vertebra in the lower back slides over a lower vertebra and this can cause complaints. This is not always necessary. Some people have trouble with it for years. But there may also be low back pain, feeling deaf, tingling, pain, muscle weakness in the leg and difficulty walking. These symptoms can get worse when standing and moving. Rest helps, but the lighting is usually only temporary.
– Angela Hadley, Mckenzie MDT therapist, physical therapist, Dry Needling