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  • Invasive Telemetry

    You are having this investigation as your consultant requires more information following surface EEG recordings. 

  • Level 1 thickened fluids (slightly thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 2 thickened fluids (mildly thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 3 thickened fluids (moderately thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • Level 4 thickened fluids (extremely thick)

    Your Speech and Language Therapist has assessed your swallow function and has recommended that you thicken your drinks to make your swallow safer.

  • LSO (Lumbosacral orthosis)

    A Spinal brace is a device that is worn to limit the movement of the spine.

  • 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

    A lumbar puncture (LP), sometimes called a ‘spinal tap’ is a medical procedure carried out to obtain a sample of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) – by inserting a needle between two bones in your lower spine (vertebrae).

  • 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.

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