Treatments

This is an overview of the some of the treatments that we offer, including what is involved, the risks, and the success rate?

Treatments

These range from very simple treatments, such as injections, through to the very major surgery to correct spinal deformity.

Minimally invasive surgical options are preferred, where possible, which may speed up patient recovery.

  • Non-surgical treatments

    Several different types of medications are available, which can be used alone or effectively in combination.

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  • Physical treatments

    Physiotherapy is central to the management of acute and chronic back problems.

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  • Injections

    We offer a range of different spinal injections used successfully to resolve spinal problems simply and with minimal risk.

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  • Cervical Discectomy & Decompression

    Arm symptoms due to pressure on a nerve in the neck can be treated successfully with surgery.

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  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy

    This is the traditional operation and ‘gold standard’ against which newer operations such as disc replacement are compared.

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  • Cervical Disc Replacement

    Newer advances in implants and materials have made cervical disc replacement popular with some surgeons, as an alternative to fusion.

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  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy

    This is a commonly performed and routine operation to remove a lumbar disc herniation which is causing leg symptoms (sciatica).

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  • Lumbar Decompression

    Degeneration in the spine can lead to narrowing of the spinal canal and pinching of nerve roots (spinal stenosis).

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  • Lumbar Fusion

    This is a commonly performed operation to stop movement at one or more levels of the spine.

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  • Balloon Kyphoplasty and Vertebroplasty

    Cement augmentation (Balloon Kyphoplasty or Vertebroplasty) is a modern, safe, and well tolerated intervention.

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