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Spinal surgery is a key branch of orthopaedic surgery. It is used to treat a variety of spinal conditions, disorders and injuries by operative means.

Spinal procedures can encompass operations on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, from both the front and back. We are able to treat a wide range of spinal conditions to correct symptoms and relieve pain.

Why might you need spinal surgery?

Different types of spinal surgery may be required if you are suffering from a pre-existing spinal disorder or condition. It can also be used to help treat injuries to the spine.

What are the benefits of spinal surgery?

Some of the benefits of spinal surgery include:

  • Treating or correcting common spinal conditions
  • Alleviating chronic pain
  • Treating side-effects such as nerve symptoms

What does spinal surgery involve?

Spinal surgery will vary depending on your individual case, the problem and the chosen method of treatment. We offer surgery which encompasses operations on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine from both the front and back. The most common procedures we offer are treatments for disc prolapses, nerve problems in the back and neck, and chronic neck and back pain.

There is always the risk of complications with any type of surgical procedure, but specific complications that may arise as a result of spinal surgery include:

  • Infection of the wound
  • Herniated disk
  • Nerve damage

Recovery Time

The recovery time needed will depend upon the specific type of procedure that you choose to undergo. However, as a general rule, it usually takes 3-4 months for bones to fully heal after surgery. You should expect to be off work for a minimum of 4 weeks, and strenuous activity or exercise should be avoided for at least 6 weeks.

Treatment Cost

Treatment costs will vary according to your unique needs. The full pricing options will be discussed with you during your initial consultation. 

We’d be delighted if you wanted to arrange a consultation with us. Please call the Helpline on 0800 917 4922 for free and professional advice or submit a contact form here for more information.

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