Your back is one of the most important parts of your body. It allows you to stand
up, sit upright, and bend over. It provides your body with the necessary structure
and support that makes the ability to function and move normally possible. Your
back is also susceptible to a variety of problems, conditions and injuries, and
can involve complex treatment to manage them. This is why it is vital for persons
who experience back problems to seek out a comprehensive approach to back care management
in order to live a healthy active life.
Back pain is one of the most common health problems among people all over the world
and most people will experience back pain at some time in their life. The causes
are numerous: some are self-inflicted due to a lifetime of bad habits. Others are
due to accidents, work and sports injuries. Although the causes may be different,
they often share the same symptoms.
• Persistent aching or stiffness
anywhere along your spine, from the base of the neck to the hips.
• Sharp, localized pain in
the neck and back especially after lifting heavy objects or engaging in other strenuous
• Chronic ache in the neck,
middle or lower back, especially after sitting, standing, or driving for extended
Sometimes back pain can be a symptom of a serious underlying condition and for that
reason it is important to seek out medical advice, if you are experiencing any of
Numbness, tingling, or loss of control in your arms or legs. This may signal pressure
on the central or peripheral nerves.
Pain in your back that extends downward along the back of the leg. You may be suffering
Increased pain when you cough or bend forward at the waist. This can be the sign
of a herniated disc.
Pain that is accompanied by fever. You may have a bacterial infection.
Dull pain in one area of your spine when lying in or getting out of bed. If you
are over 50 you may be suffering from osteoarthritis.
Loss of bowel and bladder control. This may indicate pressure on the central nerves.
We encourage you to re-evaluate the way you care for your back. Basic yet effective
forms of back care can sometimes make a big difference in improving your symptoms
and make you feel better.
Do you want to get yourself a better
To get rid of your back pain
To avoid surgery, pills and injections
To improve your agility or sporting performance
Back Care Clinic
Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Humanitarian City (SBAHC)
has a structured, comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to Back Care. The Back
Care Team provides assessment, up to date rehabilitation equipment to relief pain,
education, exercise prescription, manual therapy and lifestyle modification as an
outpatient program for those with back problems, in order to optimize their functional
potential and decrease their pain.
Who benefit from the Back Care Clinic?
When we use the term "back pain" we include any pain to the back, neck and
shoulders. In addition, peripheral pain felt in the arms and legs, such as sciatica:
paraesthesia, commonly called pins and needles and numbness to the arms and legs,
and recurring headaches . Spinal deformities and abnormalities that may lead to
back pain are also addressed in the clinic, Postural Scoliosis is an example.
The Back Care Clinic Team
1. The primary team consists of highly qualified Physiatrists, Nurses, Physical
Therapists and Case Managers.
2. If needed, the primary team may refer patients to consult with other team members
including Psychologist, Orthotist, Pharmacist, Pain Consultant, Obesity Management
Program and other health care professionals. A visit to the place of work by an
experienced therapist might be suggested to improve the physical environment -Ergonomics.
3. All assessments and management are conducted by National and International highly
qualified and licensed clinicians.
When you call for an appointment in the Back Care Clinic, you will be booked in
the clinic. A Back Care qualified team which includes Physiatrists, Physical Therapists
and Nurses will be examining you in the clinic. The team will assess your condition
and discuss with you their findings. Thy will also discuss with you the most suitable
options to assist you in managing your condition and will provide you with immediate
back care education. At times, a comprehensive Rehabilitation Program might be advised.
Our team of expert Physical Therapists brings the best from the field of neuro-musculoskeletal
physiotherapy to you. The treatment combines evidence-based practice with a state
of the art facility and a strong commitment to develop concise individualized programs
for every patient.
Some of the available therapeutic interventions include:
Manual Therapy- Therapeutic Massage
and Spinal Manipulation
State of the art gym with a wide range
of equipment to actively restore functions for a better quality of life.
Electronic Cervical & Lumbar Traction
To book an appointment
5620000 Ex: 1124- 1127
Sunday: from 1 pm - 4pm