Back Pain & Spinal Problems


We are lucky enough to have 4 renowned Consultant Spinal Surgeons exclusively practising at Claremont, Mr Ashley Cole, Mr Lee Breakwell, Mr Michael Athanassacopoulos and Mr A L Rex Michael.

Between them, they offer assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment for any kind of adult spinal problem including:

  • Scoliosis
  • Neck & Back Pain
  • Disc Prolapse (or herniated disc)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumours
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Acute Low Back Pain
  • Sciatica
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Medicine Management
  • Therapeutic Injections


Claremont Private Hospital and our expert Spinal Surgeons work together to provide prompt consultations (usually within 48 hours), thorough assessment and investigation, expert advice and specialised treatment and surgery.

Our experts have put together a range of useful information sheets for patients to read through:


There are a number of different causes of back pain or spine problems, which can affect anyone at any stage of our lives. As an area of the body often placed under great strain, your back is at risk of developing a problem through bad posture, poor lifting techniques, not warming up before or after exercise or through a sporting injury. Of course, there are less preventable causes too, such as the narrowing of the spinal canal (spinal stenosis), arthritis, and osteoporosis or birth conditions like scoliosis (curvature of the spine).

Even a mild condition that affects your back or spine can cause enough discomfort to have a huge impact on your life. But we can help. We can offer fast, effective specialist orthopaedic diagnosis and treatment for all kinds of back and spine problems, whether you are suffering from a slipped disc, sprain or fracture to tumours and sciatica.

Whatever your back & spine problem, our highly experienced orthopaedic specialists, orthopaedic nurses and surgeons can offer you comprehensive, professional treatment, offering reassurance, peace of mind and assistance throughout every stage of your care, from diagnosis and treatment to follow-up support.

For the early and accurate diagnosis of your back & spine problem, our services include the very latest point-of-care diagnostic imaging equipment, which can include magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound scanning facilities or a conventional X-ray.

Once a diagnosis has established what additional steps need to be taken, our orthopaedic experts can suggest any follow-up treatment you may require. This could include non-invasive pain management through oral painkillers or steroid injections to minimally invasive surgery. We also offer corrective surgical procedures for different forms of spinal deformity and spinal decompression surgery.

These could include basic conservative management such as oral analgesics or steroid injections to minimally invasive spinal surgery. We also offer corrective surgical procedures for different types of spinal deformities, decompression surgery, disc replacement surgery and kyphoplasty (which repairs painful compression fractures in the spine).

After your procedure, our team of musculoskeletal physiotherapists will be able to help you with appropriate exercises and other techniques to get your back to your maximum flexibility and movement in as short a time as possible.

Even if you have not seen your problem listed here, at Claremont we can treat all manner of back & spine problems. Simply get in touch with us if there is something that you wish to discuss.

We look forward to hearing from you.