Getting ready for spine surgery requires good preparation – mentally, physically and emotionally. In this video we talk you through what to expect when you’re getting ready for spine surgery, with practical tips for all patients. Francesca Howes is an Extended Scope Spinal Physiotherapy Practitioner at The Royal London Hospital. ✍ Thumb by Tom Churchill […]
BULLET in the SPINE – Operation video
A bullet in the spine is a very uncommon thing for neurosurgeons to have to deal with. The principles of trying to remove a bullet in the spine are the same as when we need to take out a spinal cord tumour. In this video we go through a thoracic laminectomy, opening the dura surrounding the spinal cord, opening the spinal cord and removing the bullet.
Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)
Spinal Cord Injury involves temporary or permanent damage to the spinal cord, part of the central nervous system that runs down the middle of the spinal column. The spinal cord carries information from the periphery to the brain and back, and damage to it can result in loss of sensation and both voluntary and involuntary function […]
Lumbar Radiculopathy (Sciatica)
Sciatica is a very common problem that many of us will face. Sometimes surgery might be needed for this but not always. Learn more about this “lumbar radiculopathy”.
Why Spine Health is Sexier Now More Than Ever
Over the last couple of months, billions of us around the world have been collectively staying home to control the novel coronavirus and save lives. In big cities like Toronto (where I live), New York, or London, we no longer see busybodies packed together like sardines on the subway. We no longer sit side by […]