Orthopaedic Medicine

The established procedures of Orthopaedic Medicine provide highly effective  non-surgical treatment options for curing a whole range of spinal disorders, according to the well-renowned spinal specialist Mr  Luklinski – a world authority on spinal care with more than 45 years of practice and founder of the Luklinski Clinic in London.

Treatment efficacy

The efficacy of orthopaedic medicine cures 99% of cases, whereas surgical treatment may help in less than 1% of cases. Surgery itself has now become a major cause of  chronic pain and life-long disability in thousands of spinal cases – which is why surgery should be avoided at all costs unless you have broken your back.

Mechanical compression of one or more of the spinal nerves or irritation of a nerve root by a bulging disc is a common cause of sciatica, back pain, or numbness in a limb.  Using the safe and gentle procedure of mobilisation (not manipulation), the bulging disc causing the symptoms is coaxed back to its natural position to decompress the affected nerve, or to alleviate any nerve root irritation.  Normalisation of the disc and decompression of the spinal nerve is achieved without surgery using standard procedures of Orthopaedic Medicine.

The surgical approach

The surgical approach to treatment however is to remove part or all of a bulging disc to relieve pressure on a spinal nerve. (Note that a ‘bulging disc’ need only bulge a fraction of a millimeter to cause impingement of a nerve). Surgery leaves the patient with a painful spine incapable of any natural movement, and  the patient soon experiences constant pain and a reduced quality of life due to the consequences of scar tissue and spinal instability. The patient is not told this prior to surgery, and following surgery the patient is left to suffer and does not know how to alleviate the pain. The hospital has made its money and is only interested in performing operations.

All the common spinal conditions such as bulging discs, sciatica, scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, and spinal stenosis which surgery tries to cure can be effectively treated non-surgically. The National Health Service should therefore aim towards training more physical therapy practitoners instead of focusing on more ‘fashionable’ surgical procedures.

We strongly caution our patients and visitors to this website not to agree to surgical procedures such as laminectomy, discectomy, spinal fusion, or IDET, or IDD therapy whether they are performed privately, or on the NHS, because such procedures are neither necessary nor effective as a form of treatment and invariably cause much more harm than the original condition.