The National Institute for Clinical Excellence has produced various publications on Percutaneous Vertebroplasty.
Percutaneous Disc Decompression using Coblation (Also known as Nucleoplasty) is a minimally invasive procedure usually performed on out-patient basis under local anaesthesia and sedation
A TENS unit is a small battery-powered device which is used to help in the relief of both acute and chronic pain. The patient normally uses it at home on a regular daily basis.
An epidural is an injection that delivers painkillers and steroids directly into the bottom of your spinal canal. Other types of injection can also be used to treat back pain.
Discography is an investigative procedure performed to try and identify the area(s) in the spine that are causing the most pain.
Very, very few people require back surgery. Of those who attend a hospital outpatient clinic only two in a hundred require surgery.
Spinal stenosis is a narrowing of either the central spinal canal or the side root canals, also called the foramina.
There is very little information available about pain in the coccyx area. It can be frustrating…
Although problems with the thoracic spine are less common than other areas of the spine, they can be just as painful and troublesome.
The facet joints act like hinges. It is a dynamic structure and does not lock