There has been great improvement since my operation this time last year. I had physio treatment from the NHS but this proved useless as they just suggested the use of a zimmerframe! I then went to a very good private physio at the Chelsea Hospital – who also works at the London spine unit – for several sessions. She was most helpful and the exercises suggested have made me much better. Regretfully, perhaps I should have had treatment earlier! I only wish that I had the the operation much earlier so that i could have enjoyed this quality of life longer . Thank you for all your help.