Living with chronic pain can really impact your daily life. There's now a small surgically implanted device known as a spinal cord stimulator that is inserted next to the vertebrae and masks pain signals before they reach the brain. Expert neurosurgeon Mr Richard Gullan explains more...
Asthma is a common condition that afflicts adults and children alike, but how does childhood asthma develop and what are the signs, as parents, to look out for? Dr Robert Boyle is a paediatric allergist and all-around expert in treating asthma, and here he shares the key points about childhood asthma that parents and caregivers should be aware of.
It's normal to feel nervous about going to the dentist but for some people, it can be a full-on debilitating dental phobia. Luckily, leading psychologist Dr Sue Peacock is here to explain how this dental fear can be overcome.
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Have you noticed that your baby's head looks misshapen? Flathead syndrome can occur if an infant spends a lot of time lying on their back. Paediatric consultant Mr Chris Chandler is on hand to explain why it happens and that parents don't need to be worried...
The small bowel is an 8 m long, floppy tube, which makes managing problems challenging. However, new endoscopic techniques are changing this. Top gastroenterologist Dr Edward Despott, a specialist in double balloon enteroscopy, is here to explain:
Lumbar decompression is a surgical operation to create more space for your nerves and spinal cord. There are many different ways a lumbar decompression can be carried out depending on your condition. This article by leading neurosurgeon Mr Sinan Barazi looks at how the procedure works, who it’s for, and what to expect after the operation.
You can develop fistulas in different parts of the body, but they will often form from an abscess that has not healed properly. Mr Richard Cohen is an experienced colorectal surgeon with particular expertise in treating fistulas, and here he provides a quick summary about them.
If you have chronic back pain, you have probably tried lots of different ways to find pain relief, whether it be stretching, physical exercise, bed rest or painkillers. However, knowing which treatments are safe and medically-approved can be confusing. Here, Dr Giancarlo Camilleri, a pain management expert of the Surrey Orthopaedic Clinic, summarises what NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) recommends.
A pharyngeal pouch is like a hernia at the top of your oesophagus. It can be problematic as food can collect in the pouch. What causes this phenomenon and how can it be fixed? Experienced consultant ear, nose & throat (ENT) surgeon Mr Stuart Winter is here to explain.
Oesophageal cancer is a rare type of cancer that grows in your oesophagus (the 'food pipe', or tube) that leads from the throat to the stomach. The earlier oesophageal cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome. So, how is this difficult and challenging type of cancer dealt with? Dr Aathavan Loganayagam, a leading gastroenterologist, presents a concise guide about oesophageal cancer.