COVID-19 restrictions to remain in place at The Walton Centre

Restrictions remain in place across the NHS in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety measures in place over the 18 months therefore remain in place at The Walton Centre - and in our other clinic settings within the community – until further notice.

Due to the increased transmission risk posed by the Omicron variant, visiting has been suspended within The Walton Centre except for exceptional circumstances.

Patient Information Leaflets

You can also view Patient Information Leaflets by A-Z.

Leaflets can be translated on-demand by pressing the 'Accessibility' button at the top of this page, and then choose 'Translate this page'. Alternatively you can request leaflets in another language or format by contacting our Patient and Family Experience Team.

  • Lumbar microdiscectomy

    A lumbar microdiscectomy is performed for someone who has a prolapsed disc in the lower back area, sometimes known as a slipped disc.

  • Lumbar puncture under X-ray control

    A lumbar puncture (LP) is a procedure used to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). CSF testing can provide your doctors with information about how the brain and spinal cord is working.

  • Lumbar spine surgery

    Information to help you understand what will happen to you during your time with us for lumber spinal surgery. It also contains your physiotherapy exercises for you to do following your surgery and some general advice following lumbar spinal surgery.

  • Lumbar sympathetic block

    A sympathetic nerve block involves injecting medicine around the sympathetic nerves in your lower back. By doing this, the sympathetic system is temporarily blocked in the hope of reducing or eliminating pain.

  • Lumber fractures

    This patient information has been designed to help give you information about your condition. It is an overview for patients who have sustained a fracture (break) to the bones in the lumbar spine (lower back area).

  • Magnetic Resonance Scanner

    M.R. Scanning is used to investigate a wide variety of conditions. It has several advantages over conventional imaging methods. One of the main advantages is that the procedure does not involve the use of ionising radiation (X-rays).

  • Medial Branch Block

    Facet joint nerve block involves temporarily numbing the nerve supply of the facet joint and adjoining soft tissue.

  • Migraine - a comprehensive guide

    There are many different types of headache, migraine, cluster headaches, sinus headache, and more. However, more than 90% of headaches will be caused by migraine – this booklet will help you to identify if your headaches are due to migraine and if so, how best to stop them happening.

  • Monitoring Surgical Wounds for Infection

    A surgical wound infection occurs when germs from our skin and the environment enter the incision that the surgeon makes through the skin in order to carry out the operation.

  • Motor Neurone Disease - Eating & Drinking

    This leaflet gives you information about eating safely and eating well in Motor Neurone Disease.

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