Causes of Spine Problem

First, it is important to explain that the spinal cord does not usually cause back problems. Conditions that involve damage to the spinal cord (which can cause paralysis) usually involve trauma or disease in the cervical spine or thoracic spine, and this is different from the majority of back problems that cause pain.

There are many conditions that may cause back or neck pain. This section provides some background information on spinal disorders for patients. Please note that a diagnosis can only be made after an assessment by a specialist who deals with these conditions all the time. It is important that you understand the nature of your condition before considering the treatment options.

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  •    London Spine unit
  •    0844 589 2020
  •    0844 589 3030
  •    19 Harley Street, London, W1G 9QG

The London Spine Unit

The London Spine Unit is a centre for excellence in the diagnosis, intervention and aftercare of all spinal conditions and complaints.

The Unit is based on the prestigious Harley Street in a custom built facility equipped with the finest modern technology and equipment.

Dr Mo Akmal

Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Clinical Lead at The London Spine Unit.

Specialises in minimally invasive spinal surgery, spinal injections, back and neck pain treatment, spinal trauma and complex spinal surgery.