Treatment options

Reassurrance is an important part of treatment.

Just knowing that it is OK to get on with doing things can be very helpful.  Being told that, contrary to what others have said, you are unlikely to get worse and will probably get better prevents some of the negative concerns that people have often about the spine

Pain relief and taking the right medication for you may help you to get better quicker, if you have pain all the time it can often make you feel 'down'.

There are a whole range of treatments that we know to be effective and there is good evidence of the positive effects of keeping active.

Surgery may sometimes be a useful treatment to consider and your surgeon will discuss with you the risks and benefits of any operation, and also what might happen without an operation

Injections around painful spinal structures are also commonly used to let people get on with there lives while other treatments or natural history take effect.