Mr Mushtaque Ahmad Ishaque

Consultant Spinal Surgeon

BSc(Hons) BChir(Cantab) DM FRCS FRCS(Ed) FRCS(Orth)

Year qualified:1991


Personal profile

Mr Mushtaque Ishaque is one of only a handful of Orthopaedic surgeons who hold both The British Orthopaedic Association Sir Robert Jones Gold Medal and a Royal College of Surgeons of England Hunterian Professorship and is possibly the youngest ever Orthopaedic Surgeon to have achieved this.

Mr Ishaque is a recognized expert in the management of low back pain from degenerative disc disease and from degenerative spinal deformity. His main specialist subject is the degenerate or worn out disc resulting in back and or leg pain (sciatica). He is a leading specialist in the non-operative and operative management (microdiscectomy) of the “slipped disc, herniated disc and prolapsed disc” causing sciatica. Mr Ishaque routinely performs Microdiscectomy, and Lumbar Laminectomy for disc herniation depending on the size and location of the disc prolapse.

He has a higher postgraduate degree in the form of a Doctorate of Medicine (DM) in the Genetics of Disc Degeneration from the highly prestigious Institute of Infection, Immunity and Inflammation at The University of Nottingham.

He also a recognized specialist in the management of common spinal conditions such as Spinal Stenosis and Spondylolisthesis resulting in back pain and leg pain for which he can perform decompressive spinal surgery including lumbar laminectomy with an instrumented spinal stabilisation and fusion if required.

Mr Ishaque is a full time Consultant Spinal Surgeon at BMI The Priory Hospital having worked previously at the prestigious Birmingham Spinal Centre at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital, Birmingham. Despite having originally trained in Orthopaedics his practice is now 100% Spinal.

Mr Ishaque is actively involved in education and is currently a Senior Clinical Lecturer and Senior Clinical Examiner at The University of Birmingham. He also a lecturer at Birmingham City University and lectures on Back Pain both nationally and internationally to healthcare professionals including GP’s, Physiotherapists, Chiropractors and Osteopaths.

He is a member of The British Association of Spinal Surgeons (BASS) and The British Cervical Spine Society (BCSS).

He is also part of The Midland Orthopaedic Practice.

Clinical Interests

  • Low back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Leg pain
  • Arm pain
  • Sciatica
  • Brachalgia
  • Slipped disc
  • Disc prolapse
  • Disc herniation
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal decompressive surgery
  • Spinal fusion
  • Artificial disc replacement
  • Adult degenerative scoliosis

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Professional Memberships

  • British Orthopaedic Association
  • British Association of Spinal Surgeons
  • British Cervical Spine Society

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