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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.
The surgical procedure that you are to be admitted for depends on your specific requirements, but this information is for those who are to have surgery performed in the cervical spine (neck area).
The system you are wearing is called a halo jacket system and is specifically designed to hold your neck still whilst the bones in your neck heal, in a similar way to how a broken leg or arm would be put into plaster to stop it moving whilst it heals.
A lumbar microdiscectomy is performed for someone who has a prolapsed disc in the lower back area, sometimes known as a slipped disc.
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.
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.
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).
Information for patients being considered for spinal cord stimulation (SCS)
Tethered spinal cord and the treatment for it
This patient information has been designed to help give you information about thoracic fractures.