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Spine and Spinal Disorders

Wear and tear of the spine and disc may cause compression on the spinal cord and nerves resulting in pain, numbness and weakness. Surgery may be needed to remove the compression with implants to make the spine stable, occasionally in a minimally invasive way.


About spine and spinal disorders

The spinal column runs from the top of the neck to the tail bone (coccyx) near the pelvis and is made up of bony structures (vertebrae) which are connected together by discs (cartilage-like structures) and ligaments. The spinal column encases the spinal cord which acts as a major nerve highway, sending two-way messages between the brain and other parts of the body, to control movement, reflexes and pick up sensory information from the environment, such as touch, pain and different temperatures.

The spine can be affected by a range of conditions including spondylosis, a degenerative condition of the spine usually caused by ‘wear and tear,’ tumours in the spine and spinal cord injuries.​​

Click here to read more about spine and spinal disorders ​on the National Neuroscience Institute’s website, our healthcare partner in Neurosurgery care. ​ ​

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