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Rapid assessment, diagnosis, and treatment for neck and back pain
It is an extremely complex system, responsible for transmitting electrical signals (impulses) around the body to generate a specific response. If anything prevents your nervous system working properly, it can cause certain symptoms, including:
A Consultant Neurosurgeon is responsible for the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions affecting the nervous system. People may need to see a neurosurgeon for help with:
At BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital in Surrey, we can arrange a private appointment for you with an experienced neurosurgeons without delay, so that you can benefit from any treatment needed at an earlier date.
If you would like to arrange your visit, why not get in touch with our friendly team today? They would be delighted to help you.
Given the complexity of the spine, spinal surgery is usually classed as high risk, only used when other treatments have not been successful in managing symptoms.
It is important to know that many people will not need spinal surgery, as their symptoms can be effectively managed with non-surgical (conservative) treatments. These may include pain optimisation and physiotherapy (offered on-site by our experienced physiotherapy team).
Some conditions, such as a slipped disc, will sometimes get better on their own over time. Often, the only treatment needed will be suitable pain management, particularly in the earlier stages when pain is often more severe or limiting.
Spinal injections may be helpful, given either for diagnostic reasons (to confirm the precise source of your pain) or for therapeutic reasons (to reduce inflammation and pain). These injections are often given using X-ray guidance and can be very effective in managing pain and other symptoms.
If these treatments don’t relieve your symptoms, or provide only temporary relief, surgery may be an option.
The type of surgery you have will depend on your specific condition. Options include:
Our highly experienced neurosurgeons are often able to use keyhole (minimally invasive) surgery. Key benefits of keyhole surgery include reduced blood loss, tissue damage and post-operative pain, less visible scarring, and a faster recovery.
During your consultation, they may carry out a neurological examination to help assess your motor responses and reflexes.
Diagnostic imaging will often be needed to help with diagnosis, and this can be easily arranged for you on-site. Our extensive imaging capabilities include X-ray, CT, MRI, and ultrasound, and our consultant radiologists ensure any results are back with your consultant as soon as possible.
Once the results from any scans are back, your consultant will discuss suitable treatment options with you. if it is determined that surgery would be helpful, they will explain how it will be done, the benefits you should expect to see, and what your recovery will be like. They will also talk to you about the risks of the surgery and possible complications you should be aware of. You will always be given the information you need to make an informed choice about any treatment.
Of course, should you have any questions or concerns about the diagnosis or treatment plan, your consultant will be very happy to discuss these with you during your private consultation.
When you choose to have private Neurosurgery at BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital, you will benefit from:
If you are worried or concerned about any symptoms, why not book a private consultation today to get clarity about the best way forward? We look forward to welcoming you to BMI Shirley Oaks Hospital and helping you to get the support you need as soon as possible.
Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and six months of aftercare.
We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code.
Pay for yourself with monthly repayments spread over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)