Following thorough examination and imaging, we aim to provide you with a diagnosis and options for the management of your condition. There are many causes for back pain and each patient is treated as an individual. We listen to your concerns and how your pain and discomfort affects your lifestyle, and offer a tailored approach to meet your needs.
Disc extrusions and bulges (slipped discs)
Radicular pain (where pain, pins and needles and numbness extend to the limbs)
Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis
We also see and treat patients with a debilitating condition known as trigeminal neuralgia, a condition usually caused by compression of the trigeminal nerve. This is the nerve inside the skull that transmits sensations of pain and touch from your face, teeth and mouth to your brain.
The compression of the trigeminal nerve is usually caused by a nearby blood vessel pressing on part of the nerve inside the skull.
Trigeminal neuralgia can also happen when the trigeminal nerve is damaged by another medical condition, such as multiple sclerosisor a tumour.
The attacks of pain are usually brought on by activities that involve lightly touching the face, such as washing, eating and brushing the teeth, but they can also be triggered by wind– even a slight breeze or air conditioning–or movement of the face or head. Sometimes the pain can happen without a trigger.