If you are in need of back surgery, the surgeons and specialists at Nuffield Health will decide what treatment is appropriate for you based on the severity of your symptoms. As there are several types of techniques, your specialist will decide which is best for you depending on your age, level of activity and expectations.
Do I need back surgery?
Over time, joints can start to wear. This can be caused by osteoarthritis or a previous injury to. Simple, everyday things, getting dressed become difficult. There’s no cure for osteoarthritis and it can get worse with time. However, joints can be replaced successfully, improving mobility and reducing pain.
Why choose Nuffield Health?
Nuffield Health has 30 hospitals nationwide and is committed to providing healthcare excellence that is accessible and affordable to as many people as possible. They have a network of not-for-profit independent hospitals and 80% of the British population is within a one hour drive of a Nuffield Health hospital.
Nuffield Health puts patient care and clinical excellence at the heart of everything they do. Click here to read more about Nuffield Health's Quality and Safety Programme.
Nuffield Health is committed to providing healthcare excellence that is accessible and affordable to as many people as possible.
You will always be treated by a Consultant, who is a specialist, so you can rest assured that you will always receive top quality treatment.
The hospitals offer private, en-suite rooms, reducing the risk of hospital transferred infections and giving you the privacy to relax and recover in a comfortable environment.
Their visiting times are flexible, and they will always try and accommodate your visitors, as they realise how important it is to have friends and family around during your road to recovery.
Back pain in its many forms can strike anyone at any time of life. It could be the result of a slipped disc, rheumatism, repeated minor stresses, bone deterioration or an injury. Whatever the reason, it can bring both discomfort and misery to sufferers, seriously affecting their quality of life.
By reducing the stresses and strains on the spine during our daily activities, the risk of developing back pain can be lessened. Constantly be aware of good posture both at home and at work.
Every day check list:
- Keep an eye on your posture and ensure your spine is straight.
- Take time to improve your muscle tone. Set aside a few minutes each day for deliberately tensing your stomach muscles.
- Maintain your correct weight to avoid unnecessary strain on your joints.
- Remember to use correct lifting techniques and distribute the weight equally while carrying.
- Don't bend when you could kneel or squat and never stoop or bend over for prolonged periods.
- If you have been bending over or sitting for a long time, gently stretch backwards when you stand up.
- Good exercises for back and stomach muscles include swimming, walking, cycling and gentle keep fit.
- Avoid sit ups, double leg lifts and touching toes.
- Always warm up and stretch before sport, and cool down and stretch afterwards.
- Remember many spinal problems can be prevented, some can be self-treated but others do need professional help and advice.
You are welcome to familiarise yourself with the hospital environment before your admission or treatment date. If you would like to visit the hospital, please call 0845 602 9262 and Nuffield Health will be pleased to arrange a suitable time to show you around.
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