Spine

Patients with neck or back pain don’t need to wait months to see a consultant in the NHS, or weeks to see some consultants privately. We can see patients within 24 hours of referral, get any imaging done that’s necessary, make a full assessment, and formulate a treatment plan.

Remember that ninety percent of patients with back and neck problems, including trapped nerves, don’t need surgery, so we can treat almost all patients within a couple of days.

Nuada Spine Conditions

sciatica The most common problem we see in all our clinics is sciatica, which is the general term for neuralgic pain in the legs caused by a spinal problem. When it is felt in the arms it is called “brachalgia”. Causes of ... more
Nearly everyone gets back or neck pain from time to time, especially as they get older. The majority of back and neck problems can be managed with simple treatments, such as over-the-counter painkillers and appropriate e... more
Disc ruptures have a number of synonyms, the most common being “disc herniation” and “slipped disc”. Intervertebral discs do not actually slip because they are tightly bound to the bones of the vertebral bodies a... more
The spinal cord gives off pairs of nerves, one each side, at every level between each pair of vertebrae. These nerves leave the spinal canal, which holds and protects the spinal cord, through channels at the side of the ... more
As we get older, the intervertebral discs between the vertebrae start to undergo a process of degeneration, first becoming dehydrated and then gradually losing height, like a waterbed with a leak. The vertebrae also star... more
We see many patients who have pain after spinal surgery, sometimes many years after, as adjacent spinal segments have degenerated, but often soon after surgery, and occasionally immediately afterwards, when surgery may a... more
osteoid Osteoid osteomas are painful benign bone tumours usually less than 1.5cm in diameter which occur mostly in adolescents and young adults, and are rare in patients over the age of 40 years. The pain is well localised and m... more
There is growing interest in the use of image guided ablation procedures to provide palliative treatment for painful bone metastases. The main aim of image-guided treatment for metastatic bone tumours is the palliation o... more
vertebral-body-fractures Vertebral body fractures are most often seen in post-menopausal women, although they can also occur in younger women and also in men if there are predisposing factors that can lead to bone weakness, such as traumatic inj... more
nerve-injuries Partial or complete injuries to peripheral nerves can cause pain downstream from the site of the injury, even in areas that are numb. This is a condition called “deafferentation pain” and is one of the causes of phan... more
neuropathic Neuropathic pain results from injury or disease affecting nerves anywhere in the body. It is normally associated with characteristic symptoms, which can include electric shock sensations, aching, stabbing, burning pain i... more
Osteoporosis affects around three million people in the UK and causes nearly 250,000 fractures a year. One in two women and one in five men over the age of fifty will break a bone mainly because of bone weakness, those m... more
crps Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is a painful condition that normally affects the hands or feet after injury or surgery. The affected area often shows marked colour changes during the early stages, often being brigh... more
Arthritis is a general term, which, using its strict definition means joint inflammation. There are several different types of arthritis, but the one we most commonly get when we get older is osteoarthritis, which is cau... more