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Ipswich Hospital

We can offer the following treatments for your back problems:

  • nerve root blocks
  • facet joint injections
  • lumbar discectomy
  • lumbar decompression
  • lumbar fusion
  • cervical discectomy
  • cervical decompression
  • cervical fusion
  • procedures for spinal fractures or tumours.

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Clinics

Location

Use entrance 3 to access the Spinal Unit

Contact

01473 712 233

Staying in hospital

Ward information

Operations are carried out at Ipswich Hospital.  Patients are cared for on our specialist orthopaedic ward – Martlesham Ward – and our MSK Admissions Unit.

Our service

Our spinal unit is based at Ipswich Hospital. We provide expertise in all spinal conditions for patients across Suffolk and Essex and treat all adult spinal conditions including:

  • adult spinal deformity
  • back pain
  • cervical stenosis
  • coccydynia (pain in coccyx)
  • disc prolapse
  • degenerative disc dIsease
  • spinal stenosis
  • spinal trauma and infection
  • spinal tumours
  • spondylolisthesis.

We offer a multidisciplinary team approach (MDT) this mean that we work together as a team, this team includes:

  • physiotherapists
  • spinal surgeons
  • pain specialists
  • radiologists
  • occupational therapists
  • nurse specialists.

We can offer the following treatments for your back problems:

  • cervical discectomy
  • cervical decompression
  • cervical fusion
  • lumbar discectomy
  • lumbar decompression
  • lumbar fusion
  • facet joint injections
  • nerve root blocks
  • procedures for spinal fractures or tumours.

For more information about back problems go to the NHS Choices website

For information about spinal surgery and other treatments, go to the:

BASS website

BOA website

NASS website

 

 

 

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