A new treatment to heal severe back pain without surgery has been pioneered by a spinal surgeon in Britain. This method could be the only answer for the pain.
Colin Natali is the founder of Back2normal, a private clinic that treats back pain with a combination of physiotherapy and spine-strengthening machinery.
"Back problems are so prevalent and, at their most debilitating, they can wreck your life," the Daily Express quoted him as saying.
"Usually, by the time patients come to me they're in a pretty bad way. They've had painkillers, seen their GP and visited physiotherapists, osteopaths and chiropractors.
"Nothing has worked and they feel that the only option left is surgery.
"It sounds perverse coming from a surgeon but it's better not to have an operation if possible - it really should be the last resort - and ultimately, most of my patients don't need one.
"The specialised equipment at Back2normal is world renowned technology that helps all kinds of back and neck problems such as whiplash, prolapsed discs and lower back pain.
"Each patient has an assessment with a physiotherapist, who diagnoses which muscles need strengthening. The machines are then programmed with a series of exercises designed to work on these muscles.
"As well as physical benefits, it promotes psychological well-being: people see that, in fact, they can do all this stuff.
"Most patients need just six weeks of treatment and even the most severe cases take around 18 weeks," he added.