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A slipped disc is where the spongy centre of a disc bulges out and puts pressure on a nerve where it leaves your spine. The aim is to relieve the pressure on the nerve so it can recover.
Spinal stenosis, or spinal canal stenosis, is a narrowing of the canal in which the spinal cord sits.
Cervical spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows in your neck, causing weakness or numbness in your arms and legs. The aim of surgery is to prevent further damage to your spinal cord.
Scoliosis is the term given to an abnormal or exaggerated curve of the spine and it can occur at any age. Learn more about curved scoliosis causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options.
Lumbar spinal stenosis is where the spinal canal narrows in your lower back. This may cause pain or weakness in your legs. The aim of surgery is to prevent your symptoms getting worse.