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I had a herniated disc which by 2013 was putting so much pressure on my spinal cord that after a series of steroid injections Mo Akmal decided we had to opt for a discectomy in March 2014. I liked the fact that he did not resort to operating on me immediately and that he wanted to see whether alternative treatments might do the trick, but by the time we moved to having the discectomy I was crawling around and on very heavy pain killers. The operation was a complete success although I am sure that doing all the right physio and pilates afterwards made a big difference to my eventual recovery (I reckon it took me 2 years to get back to 98%). You never get back to 100% after a condition like this because your brain will always want to protect a part of your body which has become vulnerable and so there will always be that fear of doing stuff which might set you back. The answer is to do the right stuf: get a standing desk; walk lots; do daily physio and control your weight. I have been pain free for the last 2 1/2 years. I never thought I would be. Mo (who I researched carefully before committing to him) is first rate and his team is lovely.