Slipped discs (lower back)
Sciatica is a common condition characterised by pain spreading from the lower back through the buttock down the back of the leg into the calf or foot. The most common cause of sciatica is a prolapsed lumbar disc. Surgery
can be highly effective when required.
Spinal stenosis is a common condition that occurs as we get older. ‘Wear and tear’ arthritic changes in the spine (spondylosis) causes a narrowing of the spinal canal squashing the spinal cord or the nerves. This causes an aching, cramping pain in the legs when walking. Surgery can result in a dramatic improvement in mobility.
This is a rare condition where the bones in the spine become unstable and fall out of alignment (spondylolisthesis). Many patients will present with back and leg pain due to the advanced spinal arthritis. Surgery is aimed at improving the back and leg pain, rather than providing a cure.
Slipped Discs (NECK)
Damaged joints in the neck can cause pressure on the nerves or spinal cord. This can result in severe arm pain (brachalgia) or altered hand sensation and clumsiness (myelopathy). Surgery can ease arm pain and prevent further disability.