Fit for everyday life – With a healthy back & spine
The 360° treatment approach
Back pain can have many causes, including tension, wear, inflammation but also spinal curvature or fractures. The treatment methods available are as varied as the causes.
After a thorough assessment, we will tailor our treatment methods to your individual situation and needs. This enables us to achieve the best-possible treatment outcomes.
Exercise for muscle strengthening
Tension can generally be treated conservatively, i.e. without surgery. Targeted muscle building prevents pain and symptoms from returning. That is why sport therapy and physiotherapy are an important component of the treatment. Schoen Clinic Back Institute in Munich offers a comprehensive range of treatments at its own therapy and training centre. At Schoen Clinic Back Institute in Hamburg Eilbek, sport therapy and physiotherapy are provided in collaboration with external partners.
Specially trained physiotherapists analyse your strength and movement. Using our modern equipment, you will begin your training where we will focus on your weak points.
Therapy with medication or injections for pain relief
Modern painkillers or even injection therapy (infiltration) can be used to break the vicious cycle of pain. Our specialists treat your pain points in a targeted manner in this process by injecting analgesic medicine into the irritated area on your back with millimetre precision. Easing tension through physical therapy such as heat treatment, or building muscle through physiotherapy can complement this treatment.
Multi-modal pain therapy for chronic pain
With chronic back pain, the pain often persists even when the actual cause has already been treated. If you have been suffering severe back pain for several months, the pain can take on its own momentum. In these cases, “multi-modal pain therapy” can bring about significant improvement for you.
Multi-modal means that treatment is applied to different points simultaneously and incorporates your daily routine. You will receive a targeted medicinal treatment from us in addition to physiotherapy, behavioural therapy and occupational therapy, as well as psychological counselling. We’ll supplement your treatment with other therapies if needed.
Psychotherapy strengthens your back
Chronic pain can often be accompanied by anxiety, depression and a significant reduction in quality of life. Psychotherapy help you to break the negative cycle and show you the way back to an active life. We offer close cooperation with psychologists (with partners at UKE in Eilbek) and pain management specialists at Schoen Clinic Back Institute.
Surgical treatments – Only if needed
If the pain does not settle with conservative treatment, surgery may be necessary. Our spine surgeons are recognised experts in their field. Depending on the section of the spine affected, they use various surgical techniques, such as removing narrow discs or bone tissue and connecting an unstable vertebra to an adjacent vertebra. Procedures under general anaesthesia are usually minimally invasive, microsurgical techniques and endoscopic spinal surgery and guaranteed to be as gentle as possible. The small skin incision minimise surgical risks and the scars are significantly smaller. In addition, follow-up treatment and your hospital stay is considerably shorter, allowing you to return to your daily and professional life more quickly.
Aftercare and support: We provide world-class treatment and care
Schoen Clinic hospitals treat over 12,000 patients with back pain every year – both conservatively and surgically. Our goal is to improve your quality of life therefore, we conduct ongoing questionnaires to measure the success of our treatment and quality care.
The most important factor to us is your current health condition. We want to know whether you are satisfied with the treatment results and whether your quality of life has improved. As soon as we notice any deviations in the course of treatment, we will actively contact you. In this way we want to ensure the success of the treatment and your return to a more normal, pain-free life. In addition, the results of our questionnaires allow us to assess the effectiveness of our treatments and continually improve our services.