The Spinal Unit

o-armOur dedicated Spinal Surgery unit is one of few in the UK. Our expert consultants,  advanced technology and treatment methods attract referrals from across the world. We offer fast, accurate diagnosis, expert advice and access to treatment for back pain, neck pain and sciatica.

Our multi-disciplinary team includes spinal surgeons, radiographers and physiotherapists, who will provide you with  rapid access to the best available methods to identify the cause of back pain. We aim to investigate the cause of pain and provide an accurate diagnosis whilst recommending an appropriate course of action to relieve or treat the pain and the cause, starting the same day if that’s appropriate. 

Diagnosis and Investigation Using Imaging

Our onsite imaging department can help to identify the root cause of back pain which can include a number of different steps. Your consultant will advise you of the investigations required and these will be carried out as an outpatient procedure.

The Spinal Unit at The Clementine Churchill Hospital has a unique multi-dimensional surgical imaging system called the O-arm, and is one of few in the UK. 

The O-arm® Surgical Imaging System is a surgical imaging platform that is optimized for use in spinal, orthopaedic, and trauma related surgeries. It provides real-time imaging of the patient during surgery, with high quality images in both 2D and 3D. 

Benefits of using the O-arm technology

  • Simple and fast access to real-time, multi-plane 2D and 3D images
  • Improved visualization for surgeons during complex and minimally invasive procedures
  • Potential to eliminate revision surgeries
  • Quicker recovery time and reduced patient hospital stay
  • Improved safety for the surgeon and staff due to reduced radiation

Common Conditions 

There are a large number of conditions which can affect the spine, including: 

  • Scoliosis (Curvature of the Spine) 
  • Sciatica 
  • Degenerative disc disease 
  • Herniated Disc 
  • Kyphosis 
  • Spondylolisthesis 
  • Spinal Disc Prolapsed (slipped disc)


We offer a range of different treatments including:

Accessing Treatment

We accept all major insurers and have fixed price packages for those self-funding their treatment. We also offer 12 months’ interest-free financing with the BMI Card, for more information click here. 

To enquire about treatment or to make an appointment, please call us on 020 872 3872 or make an online enquiry here.