There are so many things to think about if you have been told you need a spinal operation. You are given a lot of new information usually in a short space of time and are struggling to accept the fact that you need major surgery and are dealing with all...
We are happy to offer our patients the opportunity to make appointments through our website. We have had this function available previously but it is now integrated which means that there are a lot more appointments available as the My Health 1st system takes the appointment times directly from our practice software and we are notified when a patient makes an appointment.
There has been a lot of talk about cannabis being used to treat chronic pain and a lot of other ailments for a long time. In Australia we are actually getting a lot closer to it becoming available now.
It's important to have the right investigations to diagnose exactly what your problem is. Each different investigation has a specific purpose and is to either rule out or confirm a diagnosis. The various investigations that we use to determine a problem in the spine are set out below.
If a spinal condition is associated with a pinched nerve the pain often radiates into other areas of the body. A Neurosurgeon can often diagnose a spinal condition based on where the pain is going to more so than where the problem is actually originating.
Mindfulness, mindfulness, mindfulness. I keep seeing this word. I thought it was time I had a look into it.Mindfulness is just what it sounds like. Being more self-aware and living in the moment. The practice of mindfulness is being fully aware of your surroundings and quieting all the noise and just focusing on what is happening right then.
Dr Moloney was interviewed for an article in the Illawarra Mercury regarding the great technology being utilised for spinal surgery at Wollongong Private Hospital. Some interesting insight into back pain and spinal surgery.
What is an MRI Scan?MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Without getting too technical this means that the MRI machine uses strong magnetic fields and radio waves to create detailed images of tissues in the body.