Back pain is a common complaint that can affect people at any age and can occur in any part of the back. It usually goes away after a few weeks, or maybe months; however, for some individuals, back pain can be a long-term problem. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Nicholas Thomas explains.
Slipped disc affects approximately 1 in 50 people and can be a serious cause of back pain. Luckily, in the 21st century we have a wide range of ways to treat slipped disc. One of the latest is an innovative procedure called microdiscectomy, which promises an effective surgical solution without causing too much damage to the skin and muscles in your back. We spoke to Mr Nicholas Thomas, a leading neurosurgeon based in London, to find out what it involves.
The most common cause of lower back pain in adolescents, a pars defect can lead to the development of other conditions, like stress fractures if not treated accordingly. Neurosurgeon Mr Nicholas Thomas tells why this condition happens and what we can do about it.
Nowadays, a variety of conditions are treated by teams of doctors composed of several different specialists with expertise in different medical fields. Why are these multidisciplinary teams (MDTs) necessary? Mr Nicholas Thomas, a leading London neurosurgeon and member of London Neurosurgery Partnership, explains.