This injection is given to reduce inflammation and provide pain relief when the back pain is originating from the facet joints. The injection is a mixer of local anesthetics with long acting steroid injected into the joint.
It is a day surgery procedure, done in theatres under local anesthetics and x-ray guidance. With this procedure, there is a low risk of bleeding, infection at the side of the injection, allergic reaction or no improvement of the symptoms.
It is a procedure of injecting bone cement into the fractured vertebra in order to stabilise it and reduce the pain. The procedure is carried out under general anesthetics and x-ray guidance.
As with every surgery, there are risks and complications. With vertebroplasty there is a risk of bone cement leakage near the spinal cord and the nerves, anesthetic complications, movement of cement particles into the blood vessels causing clots, infection, bleeding, sensitivity to cement, or problems with positioning the needles before injecting the cement.
Herniated disc causes pressure on the nerve root which causes leg pain if it is in the lower back or in the arm if it was in the neck.
The injection is a mixer of local anesthetics with long acting steroid injected near the nerve. It reduces the inflammation and provides a pain relief. It is a day surgery procedure, done under local anesthetics and x-ray guidance.
There is a low risk of bleeding, infection at the side of the injection, allergic reaction, nerve injury, leakage of fluid from the spinal cord or no improvement of the symptoms.
It is a procedure to remove the bulging (herniated) part of the disc that is causing pressure on the nerve. There are several techniques when preforming the operation for lumbar disc protrusion. Expected outcomes from all methods of treatment are similar. The Choice of operation will be discussed with the patent in advance.
Endoscopic Discectomy is a keyhole surgery with a small incision in the back less than 2 cm.
Microdiscectomy is an open technique with a midline incision in the back.
All surgeries are done under general anaesthetics. Patient is mobile after the surgery. Depending on which technique, some surgeries are done as a day surgery.
Most of the neck disc protrusions are treated with approaching the neck from the front, hence the name Anterior Cervical.
Coming through the front of the spine, the entire disc and the bulging part is removed which was causing pressure on the nerve and spinal cord to relief the symptoms. By removing the content of the disc, there will be an empty space; therefore, to preserve the anatomy and maintain the height, a spacer is placed in that area.
Decompression process is the relief of pressure on spinal cord and the nerves and generating enough space around the spinal cord and the nerves so they are less affected.
The procedure is done under general surgery. There are different methods and approaches which the surgeon will discuss with the patient in advance.
If there is any instability issue, the surgeon will be stabilizing the back, using different methods and metal work.