Your spine is made up of 33 bones (vertebrae) stacked on top of each other. In between these bones are flexible discs that act like shock absorbers when you walk, run or jump and help protect the spinal column.
Also known as a bulging, protruding or ruptured disc, a herniated disc happens when the jelly-like interior of the disc pushes around the tougher outer layer, making it bulge. This can make also make it press against nearby nerves.
Can the Regenerative Clinic help?
Our renowned medical team provides a range of treatments, from the traditional to the innovative:
Also called nerve root blocks, these are recommended if you’ve not had much success with the first-step approaches of painkillers, exercise, losing weight and spinal physiotherapy.
What are the symptoms of a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc is one of the most common sources of lower back pain, and it may also result in sciatica – a sharp pain radiating down the buttock and back of one leg – and numbness or tingling in your leg or foot.
Why have a consultation at the Regenerative Clinic?
Our experienced consultants will undertake a thorough examination exploring non-surgical and surgical treatments. They’ll also discuss your suitability for our state-of-the-art biological therapies.
Who will my consultation be with?
Your consultation will be with one of our spine specialists, Mr. Shahid Khan, Professor Mohammed Al-Jumaily or Dr. Stefano Palmisini and will last approximately 30 minutes. On the day, or the day before you will be asked to attend for an MRI scan.
As well as undertaking an examination, our specialists will take details of your medical history and discuss your symptoms. They will also detail all your treatment options and cover their potential benefits and risks.
Our expert team comprises of highly experienced surgeons, sports medicine doctors and physiotherapists who are committed to delivering a high level of care and the correct treatment option so you can quickly get back to moving around.
The first step is to book a consultation for a thorough assessment. Click here to make an appointment.
What is the autologous biological approach and when should it be considered?
Autologous translates as ‘from the same person.’ In brief, it involves using your own cells to encourage healing. The major benefits are that there is no chance of rejection, infection or contamination as you are using cells from your own body rather than a donor.
We offer a range of therapies based on this principle which can be considered if traditional treatments including surgery aren’t relieving your pain.
Biological treatments are pioneering procedures and we’re continuously monitoring and recording its effectiveness. Patients undertaking these treatments are asked to complete pre-operative and post-operative questionnaires.
The information obtained from these questionnaires allows us to monitor your progress and it also contributes to our evidence-based database and other global studies on biological treatments. All information gathered is anonymised.