Cervical disc replacement

  In the digital age, technological breakthroughs in medicine are easy to broadcast but often they end up being more gimmick than advance. However, I believe that the artificial disc for the neck (cervical spine) represents genuine progress when used…

Chronic pain? To operate or not

I find that one of the most difficult things to do as a doctor is explain to someone that the treatments I have to offer will not help with their pain. Often a specialist is seen as the last hope…

A new treatment for acute spinal cord injury

In Australia we are part of an international study to test the power of a drug called riluzole to improve function after acute spinal cord injury. I am the principal investigator for the Australian hospitals taking part and I can…