• Neck Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain
  • Slipped Disc
  • Disc Prolapse
  • Sciatica
  • Cervical Disc Prolapse
  • Cervical Spondylopathy
  • Lumbar Disc Prolapse
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthes
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spinal Tumour
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Spinal Conditions

    Spinal conditions are very common and affect a great many people in the UK every year. Usually, most spinal conditions that give rise to neck, back or nerve pain gradually improve with the passage of time and conservative treatment, which may include activity modification, physical therapies and appropriate use of pain medication.

    In some patients however, the problem may fail to resolve resulting in persisting intrusive pain which may be associated with numbness, unpleasant tingling sensations, and occasionally in limb weakness. It is then necessary to seek the opinion of a spinal specialist for further clinical assessment and appropriate investigations that will commonly include an MRI scan of the spine.

    The team at the Birmingham Spinal Clinic can provide a fully comprehensive assessment, diagnosis and treatment service for virtually all spinal disorders. We do not however, treat paediatric or adolescent spinal deformity for which we recommend the Midlands Scoliosis Service.

  • Anterolateral foraminotomy
  • Cervical foraminotomy
  • Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Laminoplasty
  • Cervical Laminectomy
  • Thoracic Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Decompression
  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Tumour Surgery
  • Intradural Spinal Surgery
  • Vertebroplasty

  • Spinal Treatments

    Spinal surgery is usually employed to treat a spinal condition in patients who fail to show improvement in their pain after a period of non-surgical treatment or where there is any significantly impaired neurological function such as weakness in an arm or leg. Generally, surgery will be considered if symptoms persist to a degree that impairs an individual's ability to work or to undertake leisure or activities of daily living. In patients with more serious pathology such as a tumour, fracture or major spinal instability surgery will naturally often be the first line of treatment. Some procedures can be performed using minimally invasive techniques that allow for a relatively quick recovery (e.g lumbar microdiscectomy or cervical anterolateral foraminotomy), other operations however, such as a spinal fusion for back pain, require a more extensive approach and naturally necessitate a longer period of recovery An indicative list of procedures routinely undertaken by The Birmingham Spinal Clinic is shown opposite. If you do require a procedure that is not shown we are likely to be able to help you, as the list cannot include every procedure undertaken.


    The Birmingham Spinal Clinic is a multidisciplinary team led by spinal surgeon
    Mr Andre Jackowski. The Spinal Clinic aims to provide the best possible evidence-based
    treatments for patients with spinal problems whether by simple advice, physiotherapy
    exercises, pain relief or if indicated by spinal surgery.