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A back problem or back pain can indicate a number of medical conditions, including sore muscles and tendons, slipped discs, fractures. Pain will either develop over an extended period of time as a result of bad habits such as poor posture or lifting heavy objects, or be as a result of injury, causing inflammation and irritation. If left untreated, a back problem can cause further complications and chronic pain.
Repair of femoral neck fracture
A crack or break in the top end of the thigh bone, or femur, nearest the hip joint, can either occur on the inside or outside of the socket. Surgery is required to fix the fracture with plates, screws or rods, or in some cases, to partially or completely replace the hip.
Lumbar decompression surgery
There are many different types of back pain treatment, including spine surgery. Lumbar decompression is commonly used to treat cases of spinal stenosis, slipped disc, sciatica and other spinal injuries including metastatic spinal cord compression.
This type of spine surgery aims to improve symptoms such as numbness in the legs and persistent pain caused by pressure on the nerves in the spine. When this surgery is recommended, you’ll usually have at least one of the following; spinal fusion, laminectomy and/or discectomy.
Lumbar spinal fusion, laminectomy and discectomy
Spinal fusion involves two or more vertebrae being joined together – this will strengthen and stabilise the spine. A laminectomy is typically performed to alleviate pain caused by neural impingement that can result from an abnormal narrowing of the spinal canal. The surgery involves removing a section of bone from your vertebrae, which will relieve pressure on any nerves that are affected. Lastly, discectomy sees any damaged discs removed, to work in a similar way and relieve pressure. In many cases, a combination of these procedures is required.
Lower back intervertebral disc surgery
If you suffer from lower back pain, you may require intervertebral disc surgery. Intervertebral disc replacement involves having an artificial disc inserted into the back to replace a slipped disc. An incision is made into the spine and the damaged disc is either partially or completely removed, with a replacement disc inserted.
If the procedure you require is not listed here please contact us and we will be happy to provide further details. Whatever the cause behind your back or lower back pain, treatment is easily accessible with UKS Medical. We can provide you with access to a spinal specialist, in minimal time and with minimal hassle. Our private consultants specialise in a wide variety of treatments and types of spine surgery, and in most cases you will be seen within 48 hours of your initial contact with us. To find out more about back pain treatment, contact UKS Medical today.