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Laser Spine Surgery

We use the latest development in medical laser technology, where a focal concentration of laser energy to target and vaporise protruding or bulging disc material without any danger of damaging surrounding vital structures like nerves or blood vessels.

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Spinal Ozone Therapy

Oxygen-ozone therapy is a useful treatment for lumbar disc herniation that has failed to respond to conservative management. Noninvasive procedures, minimally invasive percutaneous injection, and surgery represent the gamut of treatments available in the management of lumbar disc herniation.

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Spine Stem Cells and PRP

We may use Stem cells that are powerful, universal repair cells hidden throughout the body. In the last 10 years, medical research have discovered ever more accessible ways to harvest and enrich stem cells throughout the body. These can be injected into areas to promote regeneration.

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Spinal Endoscopic Surgery

Endoscopic Spine Surgery is a type of state-of-the-art surgery that uses small tubular system or micro incisions, assisted with an endoscope for visualization. This type of Minimally-Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS) provides patients with quicker recovery and less pain than traditional spine surgery.

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Spinal Injections

This is the first-line in treating any spinal conditions. Harnessing the body’s potential to heal itself, fine hair-like needles are guided with utmost precision with the use of X-rays into the spine to deliver cortisone, a potent anti-inflammatory and healing hormone, around nerves, discs and joints.

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Physical Therapy

We will do an evaluation and determine if there are any joint limitations or muscle weakness, as well as pinpoint the pain distribution in your back. Heat/cold therapy and massage, as well as ultrasound, may be used to ease back pain, but we can also combine these with physical therapy, manipulation and deep tissue massage to heal pain.

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Balloon Kyphoplasty

Balloon Kyphoplasty is a safe and quick percutaneous procedure that rapidly ease the suffering from these fractures or breaks. Through a tiny cut in the skin, a balloon is threaded through the bone under X-ray guidance, and inflated to restore the height of the collapsed bone segment. Special bone cement, similar to those used in hip/knee replacement surgery is then carefully injected to fill up the space.

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Disc Replacement Surgery

With artificial disc replacement, the procedure is designed to bring about pain relief by removing the painful disc, and motion at that spinal segment is maintained with the use of a prosthetic implant. This is more similar in theory to the artificial hip and knee joint surgeries that orthopedic surgeons have been using for more that 40 years to maintain motion and relieve the pain of arthritic joints.

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Lumbar Fusion Surgery

The traditional approach to treating pain and/or disability from lumbar degenerative disc disease is spinal fusion. This surgery involves forming a direct bony connection between the vertebrae surrounding the painful disc(s); pain relief occurs by stopping the motion of the painful disc(s). The London Spine Unit uses minimally Invasive Surgery for Fusion when required.

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Advanced Spine Imaging

The London Spine Unit uses the EOS 2D/3D imaging system (EOS Imaging – formerly Biospace Med) is a novel device that produces 2D images similar to those derived by conventional means as well as 3D reconstructions for some bony body parts. It differs from conventional film, computed, and digital radiography systems in several respects and is a more precise imaging solution.

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Lumbar Dynamic Stabilisation

Dynamic stabilisation uses flexible materials (constructs) to stabilise the affected level or levels without transmitting excessive forces. The flexible portion of the construct limits excessive motion while allowing a degree of mobility. Dynamic stabilisation also reduces the load on the spine’s joints (facets) and disc space, which may reduce pain.

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Epiduroscopic Spinal Surgery

We thread a small camera through a natural opening in the base of the spine directly to disc extrusion within the spinal canal.By exploiting the body’s natural openings and channels, we do not need to strip off any muscle or bone to access the spinal canal, save a small cut in the skin. The camera allows us to directly visualise the nerves and disc fragments and compressive lesions can then be vaporised either by laser or physically extracted.