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    Spinal Stenosis

What are the common symptoms of spinal stenosis

With stenosis, you’ll probably feel numb or weak in the limbs on one side of your body. This often comes with cramps and pain in the back, neck or limbs. The pain tends to slowly get worse, especially if you stand or walk, but gets slightly easier when you sit or lean forward. You might also feel dizzy or have problems controlling your bladder or your bowels.

 

What causes spinal stenosis

Spinal stenosis is caused by the spinal canal narrowing. This puts pressure on the spinal cord and spinal nerve, leading to pain in the back and elsewhere. The stenosis most commonly happens in the cervical or lumbar regions of the spine.

 

What are the best treatments for spinal stenosis

Your spine specialist will normally try to manage stenosis with medication and physiotherapy. They may also suggest ways you can change your day-to-day activity, or give you epidural injections to help relieve the pain.

These treatments may only relieve the symptoms temporarily, rather than cure the condition. If you find you are still in a great deal of physical discomfort, then surgery such as a spinal decompression may be the answer.

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Meet the Spine Group

At Wimbledon Clinics we have a dedicated, expert Spine Group consisting of a team of clinical surgeons that specialise in specific areas, as well as non-operative specialists, physiotherapists, pain specialists, psychologists and orthotists.

We focus on what the patient wants to achieve, aiming to avoid surgery where possible by exploring non-operative treatments first, enabling patients to get back to what they enjoy doing the most.

We are constantly developing our treatment methods, using the latest spinal surgical techniques and technology to ensure you are given the best medical care available, in the safest and most efficient way. 

Our Spine Group includes:

JASON BERNARD

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Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Treats a wide range of spinal diseases and back injuries – from simple disc problems to complex cancer and scoliosis surgeries. Has extensive expertise in the revolutionary scoliosis treatment, Vertebral Body Tethering (VBT).

Specialist in: fractures, paediatric spine deformity and scoliosis, and myeloma.

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Tim Bishop

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Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Practice includes all aspects of spinal surgery, including surgery for cervical, thoracic, lumbar and sacral pathology. Also highly skilled in performing complex spinal trauma and tumour stabilisation.

Specialist in: adult and paediatric spine deformity and scoliosis, metastatic spine cancer and revision spine surgery.

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Matthew Crocker

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Consultant Neurosurgeon

Treats complex spinal issues, and has expertise in using metal work to stabilise the spine as well as injuries, fractures and vascular neurosurgery. In addition, he has a wealth of experience treating cancer that has spread to the spine.

Specialist in: metastatic spine cancer, minimally invasive spine surgery and intradural spine surgery.

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Darren F. Lui

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Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Specialises in complex spinal surgery including failed back syndrome, scoliosis and kyphosis surgery. Treats spinal tumours, metastases of the spine and offers balloon kyphoplasty. Experienced in minimally invasive surgery.

Specialist in: complex adult spine deformity and scoliosis, minimally invasive anterior spinal surgery, revision surgery and myeloma.

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