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Are there any non-surgical alternatives to spinal surgery?

For most patients suffering from a spinal condition, non-surgical treatment is highly effective and, in fact, only a very small number will require a surgical procedure. Broadly, your treatment options are divided into three main approaches. First, there is medical management of acute or chronic spinal pain through the use of pain medicine and anti-depressants. […]

Should you see a neurosurgeon or orthopaedic surgeon for spine surgery?

This is a common question and the answer very much depends on your specific condition. Both orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons perform surgery on the spine but – simplistically – a neurosurgeon operates on the nervous system while an orthopaedic surgeon will treat the bones and joints. However, many spinal conditions will involve both the spinal […]