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Back pain is one of the most common spinal conditions in the UAE and third most common reason for visits to the doctor’s office. Severe cases can lead to spinal degenerative disease, also known as degenerative disk disease, or any disease of the spinal column, which can range from Herniated Disc, Spinal Stenosis, Degenerated Disc Disease, and .

Most polymer-based medical devices are not compatible either with the high temperatures required for steam sterilization (121°C / 134°C), which cause them to deform, or with gamma rays, which can cause plastics to stain or become cloudy. Ethylene oxide sterilization, however, is performed at temperatures typically between 40°C and 55°C, and is compatible with all MDs, irrespective of their type and composition. Ethylene oxide is therefore the ideal sterilization method for all MDs, provided that the strict standards governing its use (safety and toxicity) and its follow-up (EO residuals in the MD) are adhered to.

The treatment is called Botox (Botulinum Toxin). You may have heard of this drug under the brand name BOTOX. It is often used as a beauty treatment to get rid of wrinkles, but it can also be used medically to treat muscle disorders. Injections of this drug into the bladder wall have successfully treated patients with overactive bladders. 80% of patients see an improvement in bladder symptoms after this treatment.