Your spine consists of 33 bones – called vertebrae – that form a long column from the top of your neck to your tailbone. It supports your entire body and protects the spinal cord.
Stenosis means ‘narrowing’ and in your spine, it’s often linked to osteoarthritis, when your connected back bones – your vertebrae – develop a bony overgrowth and their ligaments become thicker. This can make the bones pinch the nerves within your spinal column.
Can the Regenerative Clinic help?
Our renowned medical team provides a range of treatments, from the traditional to the innovative:
Also called facet blocks, these are recommended if you’ve not had much success with the first-step approaches of painkillers, exercise, losing weight and spinal physiotherapy.
For some patients, surgery can be a very effective approach. At the Regenerative Clinic, you can speak to one of our consultants who can advise on whether surgery is appropriate for you and what that would involve.
What are the symptoms of spinal stenosis?
Symptoms tend to start slowly and worsen over time, and depending on which part of your back is affected can cause pain, cramping, weakness or numbness in your neck, shoulders, lower back, arms or legs.
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.
Intradiscal and intra-articular facet infiltrations with ‘Endoret’ plasma rich in growth factors reduce pain in patients with chronic low back pain. Read full paper.