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.
This rare form of arthritis affects the spine’s joints and ligaments and sometimes other joints. There’s no cure, but treatment can ease the symptoms.
What does a neurosurgeon do?
Neurosurgeons, also known as brain surgeons, specialise in the surgical treatment and management of conditions that affect the brain, spine and nervous system.
Spina bifida is a birth defect that affects a baby’s spine from early pregnancy. Ensuring enough folate in the diet is the best way to reduce the risk of spina bifida.
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.
Sciatica is a condition that causes pain in the back and legs. Discover more about the causes of sciatica, how the symptoms develop and how it's treated.
A laminectomy is recommended to ease back pain but only if alternative treatments such as physiotherapy and medication have not worked.
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.
How to improve your posture
Good posture is important. Here are some tips to follow so you can improve your posture both in the workplace and at home.
What causes back pain?
Information on causes of back pain, including activities that can trigger it, factors that increase the risk of developing back pain, and links to resources.