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  • Cauda Equina Syndrome

    Cauda Equina Syndrome is a complex condition that can cause difficulty with nerve messages being sent from the brain down the spinal cord to the lower spinal nerves and back to the brain from the lower body. The following information is designed to help you understand what cauda equina syndrome is and how it could affect you. Please remember every patient is different and there are different degrees of recovery for each individual.

  • Cervical (Neck) Spine Surgery

    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). 

  • Cervical Collar

    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.

  • Cervical Thoracic Orthosis

    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.

  • Cervical Vista Collar - Clinician Fitting Video

    Promedics video

  • Endoscopic spinal surgery

    Endoscopic surgery is a surgical solution for spinal disorders caused by wear and tear degeneration

  • Halo jacket system

    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.

  • 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 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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