The spine is divided into five sections. The seven cervical vertebrae make up the neck. The thoracic vertebrae comprise the chest section and have ribs attached. The lumbar vertebrae are the remaining vertebrae below the last thoracic bone and the top of the sacrum.read more
In most cases, spinal problems are treated without surgery. Individuals with acute (sudden onset) episodes of back pain can expect symptoms to settle within 6 weeks in 90% of cases. Initial treatment may include 2-3 days of rest followed by a gradual return to normal activities.read more
After any surgical procedure, the body needs time to restore damaged tissues and return to normal. Recovery is a process which may take some time before you feel completely healed. The recovery period, both in the hospital and at home, is necessary to rebuild your strength.

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Assoc. Prof. Richard Willliams is an orthopaedic surgeon whose practice solely focusses on disorders of the spine, which include pain associated with degeneration of the back or neck, tumours, infections, trauma to the spinal column and developmental problems. read more

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