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Expert assessment and treatment for spinal concerns
If you’re struggling with back or neck pain, or have any concerns about the health of your spine, the experienced Spinal Consultants at BMI Sarum Road in Winchester, Hampshire can help you access the support you need without delay.
Your spine comprises 33 individual bones, and is surrounded by an intricate network of muscles, nerves, ligaments, and tendons. It is an incredibly complex structure, protecting your spinal cord and enabling you to bend and twist your upper body, and to hold yourself upright.
Spinal problems are normally mechanical in origin, caused by wear and tear. Very rarely, they may be caused by a more serious condition which will need referral to a specialist.
Any type of problem in the spine can cause noticeable, sometimes life-changing, symptoms. Common reasons people book a private Spinal appointment with us include:
The spinal consultants at BMI Sarum Road in Winchester provide management and treatment for a range of spinal conditions, including:
Symptoms may occur immediately or develop more slowly. In many cases, symptoms will resolve naturally over time, and no treatment will be needed.
In other cases, symptoms may not go away. They may even get worse over time, and this can end up having a significant impact on physical and mental health.
Severe or long-lasting spinal problems should not be ignored, especially if they have gone on for more than six weeks. Expert assessment can give you peace of mind and help bring clarity about the best way forward. Why not book an appointment with one of our experienced Consultants today?
It is important to know that a good number of spinal symptoms and conditions can be treated without the need for surgery. Non-surgical (conservative) treatments can be very effective. Before any form of spinal surgery is considered, less invasive treatments will normally be used first.
Treatments for spinal problems include:
If non-surgical methods are not able to relieve your symptoms, some form of surgery may be necessary. Spinal surgery available at BMI Sarum Road Hospital includes:
If a serious pathology such as a tumour or infection is discovered, your Consultant will refer you to the appropriate specialist team for rapid access to the most suitable treatment pathway.
They will carry out a physical examination to determine the health, strength and mobility of your spine.
Nearly everybody who comes for a spinal assessment will need an MRI scan, as it is an excellent imaging modality for showing soft tissues problems such as inflammation, disc bulges and vertebral problems.
Some conditions may benefit from other investigations like ultrasound, CT, nerve conduction studies, and CT-SPECT imaging (nuclear imaging). Some of these will need to be arranged outside the hospital if they are required.
Once a diagnosis has been confirmed, your Consultant will discuss suitable treatment options with you. If you have any questions or concerns, they will be very happy to talk through them with you during your private appointment.
When you visit BMI Sarum Road Hospital for help with your spinal condition, you will benefit from:
Rapid access to an expert – Spinal conditions are best assessed and treated at the earliest possible stage. We can arrange your private appointment with an experienced Consultant quickly and at a time that is most convenient to you.
Consultant-led care, always – You will always see the same Consultant, and they will oversee every aspect of your care, from first appointment through to treatment and post-treatment follow-up. This ensures excellent continuity of care.
Access to a wider team – Spinal conditions often require input from many different specialities. Your Consultant works closely with specialists in other fields, including Radiology, Physiotherapy, Pain Management, Oncology, Neurology and Neurosurgery. Fast, easy access to this wider healthcare team ensures you will always receive the help you need.
Convenient appointments – With private appointments available throughout the week, it is easy to arrange your visit. We can also provide remote appointments by telephone or video call if required (and where clinically appropriate).
Recommended by patients – In an independent survey, 99.5% of the people we treated said they were likely or extremely likely to recommend BMI Sarum Road Hospital to their friends and family.
Location – The hospital is just minutes from the centre of Winchester, located in a stunning rural setting on the edge of the Royal Winchester Golf Club.
For peace of mind and expert care for any spinal problems or concerns, please contact us to book your private appointment at BMI Sarum Road Hospital today.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
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Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)