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Physical Therapy

Managing pain and preventing it from extending to other areas of the spine is often preferable to surgery if the patient’s case is not extreme. If pain in the lower back has lasted more than two weeks, or if there are frequent recurrences, our spine specialists may advise back pain exercises and physical therapy for back treatment in order to prevent further recurrences and problems.

Your therapist may focus on decreasing pain with passive physical therapy direct to the patient using a variety of techniques and products including heat/ice packs, TENs units, and Ultrasound.

In addition, stretching and physical exercise is also required to rehabilitate the spine and you may be advised to use daily stretching techniques and low-impact aerobic conditioning exercises, such as walking cycling, swimming, three times a week which will all provide back pain relief. Specific exercise to bulk up your back muscles, to regain some shock absorbing ability may also be necessary.

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This surgical technique consists of a percutaneous approach for the treatment of small to medium size hernias of the intervertebral disc by laser energy. The main objective is to reduce the intradiscal pressure in the nucleus pulposus
Laser Disc Surgery can be performed under local anaesthetic as a day case at our centre on the prestigious Harley Street.

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Int J Spine Surg. 2024 Feb 27:8576. doi: 10.14444/8576. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTBACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis is a prevalent and
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Clin Spine Surg. 2024 Feb 20. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000001582. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSTUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Observational Study.OBJECTIVE: The objective of this
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J Am Acad Orthop Surg. 2024 Feb 27. doi: 10.5435/JAAOS-D-23-00369. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTOBJECTIVE: To compare adults with isthmic L5-S1
Clin Spine Surg. 2024 Feb 20. doi: 10.1097/BSD.0000000000001582. Online ahead of print.ABSTRACTSTUDY DESIGN: Retrospective Observational Study.OBJECTIVE: The objective of this
Front Surg. 2024 Feb 12;11:1329860. doi: 10.3389/fsurg.2024.1329860. eCollection 2024.ABSTRACTSpine surgery is a prevalently performed procedure. Some authors have proposed an

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