At MO Spine, we have developed specialist techniques and procedures that focus on the serious, degenerative conditions related to spinal surgery. We offer treatment for numerous types of spinal problems and other related issues. Some of the conditions we regularly treat include:
Neck and arm pain
It’s a known fact that cervical radiculopathy often gets manifested as pain which travels from the neck to specific regions of the forearm, hand or the arm. In numerous cases, numbness or weakness in certain muscles might accompany the pain.
Lower back pain
The majority of individuals experience lower back pain (of varying degrees) at some point in their lives. The cause and treatment for lower back pain is often unclear to patients. This is where a spinal surgeon comes in. A spinal surgeon will do a thorough analysis in order to rule out any serious causes of lower back pain in the patient. This helps in offering reassurance that the individual is not at any serious risk and is unlikely to harm his/her back when using it.
Sciatica and leg pain
Sciatica essentially refers to any pain which can be felt in the leg (radiating from top to bottom). The large nerve running down at the back of the leg is called the sciatic nerve and is composed of numerous spinal nerves. Typically, spinal surgeons may refer to this kind of pain as radicular pain or radiculopathy instead of sciatica. This is because it is generally a spinal nerve which causes the pain instead of the sciatic nerve.
Stenosis and spondylolisthesis
When we talk about spinal stenosis, we are essentially referring to a condition in which the spinal canal becomes narrower and there is a reduced amount of space for the nerves. This condition typically sets in as a result of acquired degenerative changes.
Think of the intervertebral disc as the tire of a car which gets deflated and sags over a period of time. When this happens, there is an overall loss of height to the spinal front. Also, the facet joints located at the back begin taking a greater amount of load. This ultimately results in the degeneration of the facet joint and the ligaments and joints might get inflamed and enlarged.
Sacroiliac joint pain
The sacroiliac joint is located near the spine’s bottom part (above the tailbone and below the lumbar spine). It still isn’t absolutely clear as to what causes sacroiliac joint pain but changes in the standard joint motion might be the culprit behind this condition.
We offer a wide range of procedures at our clinic. Please use the animation below to see the procedures we perform for every region of the vertebral column.
The British Association of Spine Surgeons has put together information guides regarding common spinal procedures, which you can read by accessing the links below:
Please use the animation below to see the procedures Mr Ahmed is performing - if you hover over different areas of the spinal column, on the right hand side you will be shown the procedures.