Lumbar radiculopathy and conditions that mimic it

Lumbar radioculopathy is a common spinal complaint. Most cases are benign. Often the pain will resolve itself and non-operative management is the recommended first step.

Back pain and how to manage it

Back pain is universal - almost all adults will experience it at some stage. Unfortunately for about 20% of cases, it becomes chronic.

Why we need to keep an eye out for Cervical Myelopathy

Cervical myelopathy is a disease of the spinal cord that may pass unnoticed.

Why I only operate on 17% of my patients

Surgery is a significant event in the lives of most patients. It involves cutting open their bodies, and for most of them, it is scary.

Cervical Radiculopathy – shooting pains from the neck?

Sharp stabbing pains that run down an arm; tingling and numbness in the fingers; or a wince as your patient twists their neck.

Caring for your patients in a COVID-19 world

Management Regime for Lumbar Disc Herniation & Sciatica

Lumbar disc herniation is a common and at times excruciating lower back condition.

Vertebroplasty – worth a rethink

Vertebroplasty is a procedure of injecting acrylic bone cement into a vertebra to treat a fracture.

Adult Spinal Deformities: Symptoms & Treatments

Adult spinal deformities may arise from pre-conditions, but typically develop as a result of a degenerative disease.

The Great 30 Year Turf War

Throughout the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s there was a factional competition between neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons.