Around half of us will have back pain at some point in our lives. It often heals with time but for some people with disc related problems such as prolapse, degeneration, infection, tumour or deformity, spinal surgery is needed.
We nearly always consider surgery as the last option after physical therapies such as physiotherapy, osteopathy and chiropractic have been pursued.
A range of non-operative pain control techniques are available, including epidurals and joint injections, to allow physical therapies to continue before surgery is considered.
All spinal injections are performed under sedation and fluoroscopy to ensure accuracy and minimal discomfort.