There are many sensitive nerves and bone joints in the neck that can make people concerned when it comes to pain. How concerned should you really be, though? In this article, experienced consultant neurosurgeon and spinal surgeon Mr Jonathan Bull delves into neck pain, explaining when it requires professional attention and how it can be treated.
Sciatica is a nerve-affecting condition that leads to potentially severe lower back pain that restricts or indeed completely prevents one from being able to move comfortably. In our latest article, consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Dan Plev, explains what exactly sciatica is, what causes it, and how it is generally treated.
Patients can present with a many different symptoms if they have cervical myelopathy, which can be described as an injury to the spinal cord. And it can be caused by degenerative changes, even in young adults. We speak to leading consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Imran Liaquat, who addresses common features of the condition. Read on to find out more.
There's no doubt the limitations that sciatica bring to everyday life, especially for those with severe symptoms, are physically difficult to work around. When it stops you seeing your loved ones, it can become emotionally impossible. Leading spinal neurosurgeon Mr Iqroop Chopra helped one hard-working grandmother with sciatica get back to her professional and family life with little to no waiting time. Find out about Ms Louise Kean's story, by reading on.
David Cheal, a keen darts player with severe symptoms of sciatica that were so bad, he found himself struggling with everyday tasks such as boiling the kettle - while his passion for the sport was understandably dampened. Read how esteemed consultant neurosurgeon Mr Iqroop Chopra played a significant part in bringing Mr Cheal's back to full health, so much so that he went on to become a darts champion on the international stage.
We spoke with a highly experienced neurologist, Mr Ahmed Ibrahim, to discuss slipped discs, the causes, symptoms and the different types of cervical spine surgery, whether that's disc replacement, discectomy and fusion surgery, posterior cervical foraminotomy, posterior cervical foraminotomy, posterior cervical fusion and posterior cervical fusion. In this article, we also discuss the postoperative period and recovery.
Meningiomas are tumours that form on brain and spinal cord membranes inside the human skull. On hand to provide a thorough and expert overview of these potentially devastating brain tumours is esteemed Sheffield-based consultant neurosurgeon, Mr Yahia Al-Tamimi. In our latest article, Mr Al-Tamimi describes how these kinds of brain tumours are diagnosed and treated, as well as outlining the main causes of their appearance in the skull area.
Alongside pain itself, radicular back pain can lead to a loss of sensation or pins and needles at the affected area. We asked one of our leading neurosurgeons Mr Ahmed-Ramadan Sadek what the treatment options are for pain relief and whether the pain can go away by itself.
The thought of having back surgery can be scary! But if you have exhausted all other non-surgical options, you should consider talking to your doctor about whether you would be suitable for spinal surgery. One of our leading consultants Mr Iqroop Chopra's patients kindly shared his experience on having the procedure and how it helped him in his situation.