Rowley Hall Spine & Neck Treatments
Let us help you manage your back or neck pain.
Here at Rowley Hall Hospital we offer many back and neck pain treatments from non-surgical options such as physiotherapy and pain relieving injections through to spinal surgery.
Rowley Hall Hospital offers a wide range of treatments for back and neck pains from injections through to complex spinal surgery. Your back or neck care specialist has access to the latest equipment to help diagnose the most likely cause of your symptoms. They will discuss with you your treatment options and recommend an individual care plan.
Back Pain Assessment
We have back and neck care specialists with access to the latest diagnostic equipment to help establish the most likely cause of your symptoms. They’ll discuss with you the appropriate treatment options available and develop an individual care plan. You can arrange a private consultation with a consultant at Rowley Hall Hospital to discuss the specifics of your back pain and your treatment possibilities in more detail.
Pain relieving injections
Pain relieving injections can offer pain relief and reduce inflammation. They deliver medication directly to the pain generating area of your spine including joints, muscles, ligaments and around your nerve. The medication is a combination of local anaesthetic that blocks pain and steroids that reduce the swelling and irritation in the injected area.Injections for chronic back pain can be used for both diagnosing and treating low back pain. They can be used together with other treatments such as physiotherapy.
Here at Rowley Hall Hospital we offer two pain relieving injections on a day case basis, which means you can go home the same day.
Facet joint injections
Your facet joints are weight bearing joints that work as hinges connecting your spinal vertebrae to each other. Arthritis, degeneration and injury can cause these joints to become painful and inflamed. Facet joint injections can relieve this pain and inflammation. Patients often combine using these injections with physiotherapy as the pain relief then allows the physiotherapy a better chance of working. These injections can also be used to diagnose where your pain is coming from.
Epidurogram and nerve root blocks
An epidurogram is a diagnostic procedure that involves injecting dye into your spine under X-ray guidance. It’s used to determine how effective the nerve root block will be and to ensure its accurate delivery. Nerve root blocks contain an anti-inflammatory steroid and local anaesthetic medication. They’re injected directly into your nerve root under X-ray guidance. They can be used diagnostically to find out which nerve is causing your pain or to relieve your pain caused by a trapped or irritated nerve in your spinal column.
Our experienced chartered physiotherapists can provide an assessment of your back pain, education and self-help strategies and, a physiotherapy treatment plan for private patients. We are available for referral for our NHS patients who require physiotherapy treatment to manage their back and neck pain or for post-operative recovery. Spinal physiotherapy services we offer include: • neck and back care • sports injuries • sprains and strains • complex joint and muscle problems • arthritic and rheumatic conditions • rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery
Our spinal surgeons perform a broad range of spinal surgeries. They often perform combined back surgeries to alleviate your back and neck pain. They will discuss your diagnosis and the proposed surgery with you, whilst also referring to the benefits, potential risks, recovery time and aftercare required to ensure you can make an informed decision.
- Lumbar spinal decompression
Lumbar decompression surgery relieves pain caused by a pinched nerve or if your spinal cord is compressed, known as neural impingement. Surgery is performed to give these nerves in the lower spine more space. This is achieved using one or more of these surgeries: laminectomy (removing a small part or all of a vertebral bone (lamina) over the nerve root), discectomy and spinal fusion. It’s can treat: spinal stenosis, a slipped/prolapsed disc, sciatica and spinal injuries such as a fracture.
- Lumbar discectomy
A lumbar discectomy removes the damaged section of a prolapsed intervertebral disc in your lower back. It can be performed by open or minimally invasive surgery. The displaced disc contents can press on your nerves and cause pain. A lumbar discectomy therefore alleviates the pain by removing the pressure on your nerve. It’s used to treat prolapsed intervertebral discs.
- Spinal Fusion
Spinal fusion as its name suggests is the joining of two or more vertebrae in your spine. It’s performed using a bone graft. This surgery aims to stop movement between vertebrae and reduce your pain and, to stabilise and strengthen your spine. It can relieve symptoms of many back conditions including: degenerative disc disease, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, scoliosis, fractures, infections and tumours.
- Posterior fusion instrumental and decompression
Posterior fusion instrumental and decompression surgery is designed to stabilise your lumbar spine using a posterior approach. The procedure involves removing the damaged section of an intervertebral disc or a part of the vertebral bone to decompress your nerve roots and then realigning the spine by fusion as required. This procedure is performed to treat: spondylolisthesis, discogenic pain (one or more intervertebral discs are the pain source) and degenerative scoliosis.