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A cervical collar is a neck brace that limits the movement of your neck while providing you with support and can also provide some pain relief.
This is a specialised pain control procedure. Pain is transmitted by nerves so it may be possible to reduce pain by blocking signals from affected nerves.
“Epidural injection” is the name given to an injection into the epidural space. The epidural space lies inside the bony spine. The spinal cord and spinal nerves lie within the epidural space surrounded by a thin skin (dural membrane). A cervical epidural is an injection of steroid mixture into the epidural space in the lower part of the neck.
A CTO is a cervical collar (neck brace) that has an extension support to also protect the thoracic spine. It limits movement whilst providing you with support and can also provide some pain relief.
There is damage to the nerves connecting the brain and spinal cord to the muscles in the arms and legs. These nerves are the peripheral nervous system
The coeliac plexus is a group of nerves that supply the organs in the upper abdomen, especially the liver, pancreas and stomach. It lies in front of the spine.
Anyone who is using our services can raise a concern or make a complaint. We will always do our utmost to resolve your concerns as soon as we can. If this is not possible, you may wish to make a formal complaint. With your consent, a relative, friend or carer can make a complaint, or raise concerns, on your behalf.
C.T. stands for Computed Tomography The scanner itself is a machine with a circular hole in the centre.
Cranioplasty is the surgical repair of a bone defect in the skull resulting from a previous operation or injury.