Spinal Injuries

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At Hadley Wood Hospital our specialist consultants are highly trained in the treatment of spinal injuries for Orthopaedics.

We can offer a comprehensive assessment of your spinal issue and tailor each service to a patients requirements, allowing us to provide the most effective management and rehabilitation of your injury within the recovery process.

We offer the following treatment for spinal injuries

Spinal Injections – for patients with spinal pain either localised low back or neck pain, spinal injections could control these acute symptoms, enough to enable a patient to become mobile again.

Back Pain Assessment – our back pain assesment should allow for precise localisation of the pain source thus enabling effective treatment of injury. Back pain arises from a variety of sources spread over a wide area in the spine.

Spinal Fusion/Stabilisation – this procedure is designed to render stability to a spinal segment allowing for better movement. With progressive wear and tear the discs and ligaments keeping your spine stable can become relaxed which results in instability and pain.

Spinal Motion Preservation – this is an alternative to spinal fusion, there are many techniques and devices that can be used for preserving the targeted range of motion in the spinal area, including disc or facet arthroplasty and pedicle based stabalisation.

Radiofrequency treatment – used to reduce pain from spinal surgery, radiofrequencey treatment forms an important means of controlling symptoms from previous surgery by denervating the nerves that are causing pain to your injury.

Degenerative Disc Disease – As spinal tissue ages over time the spine spine can be accelarated to the chronological age of the patient along with insability and pinched nerves, thus causing back pain.

Kythoplasty / Vertebroplasty – These are procedures whereby the pain can be diminished by introducing bone cement into the fractured vertebrae. This is an effective means of controlling the short-term pain and improving function. This treatment can also be used for those patients who have cancer deposits in the spine.

The Ageing Spine / Degenerative Disc Disease assesment – With all human tissues, spinal tissues (bones, discs and joints) too undergo the process of aging, with the passage of time.  Sometimes the ageing process in the spine can be accelerated relative to the chronological age of the individual patient.  Because such pain can arise for a variety of sources, such degenerative and ageing-related pain needs to be very carefully assessed and understood before embarking upon targeted treatment.

Minimally invasive spinal surgery – In certain situations and in carefully selected cases there are technologies available to address spinal problems through keyhole incisions rather than the conventional means of operating on the spine through a larger incision.  While the healing time remains the same, minimising the disruption of normal tissue by a “keyhole” approach can improve the post-operative rehabilitation, bleeding and other functional disabilities following the surgery.