Stem cells can be used in cases of spinal cord injury or degeneration to bring relief to chronic back pain. We've asked leading orthopaedic surgeon Mr Mo Akmal if there is much evidence to support how effective the treatment is in comparison to major surgery.
Stem cell therapy, also known as regenerative medicines, is an exciting innovation in biological science that is now being used to help chronic back pain sufferers. Leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Mo Akmal explains how stem cells work, what they repair exactly and how they can be used in cases of spinal degeneration or injury.
In the past, spinal surgery was a major operation, involved a number of risks, and resulted in a long period of recovery. With the help of endoscopic tools, however, many of the procedures surgeons carry out can be done much more safely and quickly. We asked leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon Mr Mo Akmal to explain how spinal endoscopy works and which patients can benefit.
A small number of clinics in the UK now offer a brand new procedure called laser disc surgery to treat slipped disc, promising a faster recovery and minimal risks. We spoke to Mr Mo Akmal, one of London’s leading orthopaedic spinal surgeons, about how the procedure works and what else it can be used for.
A slipped, or herniated disc can be really painful, and can even cause numbness and paralysis in the limbs in some cases. However, there are some ways that it can be corrected. Leading orthopaedic spinal surgeon, Mr Mo Akmal explains all about the causes, symptoms, and treatment of a slipped disc.
Dynamic spinal stabilisation is a procedure used to reduce damage to a spinal cord or spinal roots, and there are a number of techniques used. Find out about the latest developments in this procedure, with our leading consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Mr Mo Akmal.