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Spinal surgery : Articles and features

Our articles and features are written by some of the UK's leading consultants, dentists, medical professionals and healthcare writers.

  • Minimally invasive spinal surgery; how less is more Minimally invasive spinal surgery; how less is moreIn this article Mr Karmani discusses how advances in spinal surgery have made it possible to treat very serious spinal conditions through minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques, allowing quicker...
  • What's new in spinal surgery? Spinal StenosisRecent evidence suggests that physiotherapy and other exercise treatments are as good as surgical treatments in the majority of patients with chronic back pain, where there are no referred nerve root...
  • A stab in the back – spinal injections explained SyringeSpinal injections may be used in many cases of chronic back pain, both to find out what is causing the pain and also to treat the pain. These two separate uses of spinal injections are referred to as...
  • Facet joint pain – can it be treated? Man experiencing back painFacet joint pain is a particular type of back pain. It is caused by problems with the facet joints in the spine, so is not muscular in origin, although it does cause muscle spasms. It can then be...
  • Advances in spinal surgery X rayLumbar spinal surgery is used to treat three main conditions; leg pain, back pain or deformity. Clearly it can be used to treat a combination of these. It is nearly always considered as the last...
  • What is causing my back pain? back painAround 75% of us will suffer from back pain at some stage in our lives. But what causes it, and what is the best course of action to cope with the pain, and speed up recovery? The back is a complex...
  • Back surgery - an overview back painYour spine runs down the length of your back from just underneath your skull down to your coccyx. There are twenty-four small bone blocks called vertebrae each with a spongy, tough cartilage in...