SPINAL SURGERY

in Hull and East Yorkshire

GEORGE SPINK FRCS (Neurosurg.) BSc Hons

 

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SPINAL CONDITIONS

As a fully qualified Neurosurgeon, I spent most of my training dealing with patients who had neck and back problems. I was privileged to be trained by Professor Alan Crockard and Mr Adrian Casey, two world-class spinal surgeons at The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery in London. They helped me develop my interest for both the simple and complex aspects of spinal surgery.

It is not unusual, therefore to be referred to a Neurosurgeon when there are problems with your spine.

Back and neck pain are common symptoms, but very rarely do they require surgery. In fact, for most of my patients it is appropriate to view surgery as the last resort.

Occasionally if symptoms persist to become chronic problems then it may be helpful to see a chronic pain specialist, as there are many different ways to treat spinal problems, not just surgery.

Listed below are some of the more common spinal conditions, which may benefit from surgery.

 


Sciatica


Arm Pain (Brachalgia)


Spinal Claudication


Osteoporotic Fracture


Slipped Vertebra 

(Spondylolisthesis)