Spine Problems

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Spinal Injuries Association

National organisation of spinal cord injured people. Represents and supports all those who are affected by spinal cord injury, including the family and friends of the disabled person, regardless of how the impairment occurred and whether or not it has resulted in full or partial paralysis.

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Back-up Trust

The Back-Up Trust is a national charity dedicated to providing opportunities for spinally injured and able bodied individuals to experience the buzz of outdoor activities together and so increase self belief, independence and motivation.

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ASPIRE

ASPIRE works with people with spinal cord injury to create opportunity, choice and independence for disabled people in society.

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Apparelyzed.com - Quadriplegic and Paraplegic Spinal Cord Injury Support Site

A support website for people with spinal cord injuries and their carers and family. The site contains a forum area for peer support into all aspects of this injury, and gives important information for the better understanding of damage to the spinal cord.

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British Brain and Spine Foundation

Involved in medical research into neurological disorders and provides information to the general public and health professionals.

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Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Automated Percutaneous Mechanical Lumbar Discectomy

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Direct C1 Lateral Mass Screw for Cervical Spine Stabilisation

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Interspinous distraction procedures for lumbar spinal stenosis causing neurogenic claudication

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Therapeutic Percutaneous Image-guided Aspiration of Spinal Cord Cysts

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Prosthetic Intervertebral Disc Replacement in the Cervical Spine

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Prosthetic intervertebral disc replacement in the lumbar spine

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Following a Lumbar Laminectomy

Information from Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

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Oxford Neurosurgeon

UK based website written by a surgeon. Contains information for patients and referring doctors on common spinal conditions and their treatment, including minimally invasive spinal surgery. Also includes information on neurosurgical operations such as brain tumours and pituitary surgery.Includes MRI scans and diagrams of specific operations.

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My Spine

MySpine is a community, developed by Spinal Research, which brings together people who have been affected by spinal injury.

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Kyphosis

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Lumbar decompressive surgery

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

See also our page of links for back pain and neck pain and scoliosis (curvature of the spine).


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Some non-UK sites

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More detailed medical information

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