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Money Matters – More confusion for pensions

Dr Benjamin Holdsworth on the important pensions choice for NHS members   You will have heard that the government has launched a consultation into proposals to remove the age discrimination


Service delivery challenges in spine surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic

We are in the midst of the global pandemic. Consultant spine surgeon Manghattil Rajesh, of Royal London Hospital Barts Health NHS Trust, discusses how the working practices, day-to-day decision-making and


How motion capture is revolutionising spinal care

Kim Duffy, life sciences product manager at Vicon, looks at motion capture technology, which allows physicians to see how precisely patients enter their gait cycle, and gives an analysis of


Neurokinex launches emergency Step Up Appeal to protect vital services

Neurokinex, a specialist spinal cord injury rehabilitation charity, has launched an emergency fundraising appeal to support people with a newly acquired spinal cord injury. Prior to the COVID-19 lockdown, Neurokinex


Viscosupplemenation therapy for lower back pain

Promotional feature Low-back pain (LBP) is a common pain syndrome with a reported prevalence of over 70 per cent in industrialised countries [1]. Between 15 and 45 per cent of


Treatment discovered for spasticity in mice, following spinal cord injuries

In experiments with mice, researchers have studied neuronal mechanisms and found a way to by and large prevent spasticity from developing after spinal cord injuries. A new study from the


13-16 July 2021, NSpine Conference; Portugal

NSpine is proud to be coming to Porto for the first international event outside the UK. Porto is steeped in history and in typical Nspine tradition, the meeting and venue


Increased activity not always the best advice for neck and back pain

The Norwegian Directorate for Health and Human Affairs recommends more physical activity and less sitting time. But that isn’t the right approach to managing neck and back pain for everyone,


ST-Line – Next in fusion

Promotional feature With its new ST-Line, SIGNUS has applied the progress from endoprosthetic research to spinal surgery Regardless of the application, the excellent mechanical and biological properties of titanium and


Spinal cord injury increases risk for mental health disorders

In a recent study, published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, researchers from Michigan Medicine found adults with spinal cord injury are at a higher risk of developing mental health disorders, including