X-Rays vs MRI

X-Rays vs MRI

Both X-ray and MRI imaging serve their individual purpose in diagnosing spinal conditions. We find a large proportion of our patients have had an MRI, and it can often be presumed a more superior form of imaging. Although X-rays may seem to provide very basic...
Our Thoughts on Spinal Implants

Our Thoughts on Spinal Implants

Spinal Implants come in various forms used in some degree in spinal surgery. These can resemble supportive structures in the spine, used in cases of spinal fusion, to correct deformities, or used in an attempt to strengthen and stabilise the spine. Spinal Cord...
Explaining Sciatica

Explaining Sciatica

Sciatica is a very common term that is used to describe symptoms affecting the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve starts in the lumbar spine and extends down the back of both legs, but usually sciatic pain will tend to affect only one leg at a time. Many people when...
Our Daily Telegraph Feature

Our Daily Telegraph Feature

Combining spinal decompression with lasers in a new, non-invasive way to treat pain, finds Hilary Freeman. One night, receptionist Nicola Boggio awoke in agony in the small hours, her neck, arm and shoulder so stiff that she could barely move the,. Thinking it was...