Back Pain Clinic

At Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital, we strive to provide our patients access to the highest quality medical care and technical expertise in comfortable and caring surroundings.

The Back Pain Clinic offers a comprehensive and convenient service

Man suffering lower back pain

The Back Pain Clinic offers a comprehensive and convenient service combining the skills of consultants specialised in pain management, neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry, and our physiotherapy team to provide patients with access to a multi-speciality approach to patient care.

From surgery and pain control to medical management, the Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital provides patient care in all areas. With on-site X-ray and MRI facilities, patients have access to all the relevant scans to ensure a quick diagnosis. You can benefit from a wide range of expertise in managing your condition from your first examination and treatment plan, through to follow up and onward management.

Following assessment by the relevant specialists, should surgery be needed our expert neurosurgeon Mr David Bell will be able to discuss the most appropriate surgery for you.

About your back

Your spine is made up of bones called vertebrae, which are essentially the building blocks of your back. These bones are cushioned by discs of tissue which act as shock absorbers. Your spinal cord runs through a channel in the spine, and it is here where nerves branch off to the rest of the body. Occasionally though, these nerves can become compressed and create pressure which can be very painful.

What is back surgery?

When one or more nerves in your spine are put under pressure they can cause pain; back surgery is usually performed to relieve some of this pressure. The type of back surgery recommended will depend on your individual needs and the source of the pain.

The following procedures can be carried out at Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital:

  • Lumbar laminectomy
  • Lumbar microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar fusion

Expert advice and support will be provided every step of the way.

At Spire Tunbridge Wells Hospital we do all we can to ensure patients receive personalised, individual care of the highest quality, whatever their needs.

The Back Pain Clinic Team:

The Back Pain Clinic is open to everyone. For those without private medical insurance we offer self pay prices agreed in advance. To find out more about treatment prices and consultation fees please contact our customer service team on 01892 741 150.

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