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Feb 13, 2017
Category: Updates
Posted by: John

You can now follow us on Twitter

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Feb 10, 2017
Category: Updates
Posted by: John

We are pleased to announce the details of the 12th Henry V Crook lecture. It will be given by Professor Robert C Mulholland, the Spinal Surgeon Emeritus Nottingham University Hospital.

"Errors in Surgical Management of Back Pain in the Past"

It will be held at the SBPR meeting in Northampton (Park Inn by Radisson Hotel) on the 2nd -3rd November 2017.

We look forward to welcoming you all there.

 


Aug 28, 2012
Category: Updates
Posted by: webtechdesign
I became Vice President of DISCS because I know from personal experience how painful and debilitating back pain can be, as indeed do millions of others.
 

About Us

About DISCS

DISCS' Aims

To identify the biochemical basis for disc disorders.
To produce a reliable diagnosis of existing and potential disc disorders.
To improve the success rate for surgical treatment of disc disorders.
To develop a non-surgical treatment for disc disorders.

Henry V Crock, the Founder of DISCS

As a surgeon specialising in the treatment of patients with disc disorders, over a career spanning more than 30 years, I became increasingly aware of the importance of the blood supply relating to the discs and to the spinal nerves. Interference to the flow of blood along these nerve roots is a potent cause of sciatica. The realisation of this underlying pain mechanism has led to the development of simple safe surgical techniques aimed at relieving these blockages to blood flow by enlarging the holes on either side of the spinal column through which the nerves - surrounded by obstructed blood vessels - pass out of the spine to run down the patient's legs.

This treatment is frequently performed without direct interference with the disc itself. It is less traumatic than more complex surgery such as spinal fusion or disc replacement and leads to faster recovery time and better long term results for the patient.

DISCS was founded in 1993 to search for ways to prevent and eliminate disc related pain, disability and the trauma of surgery. It has commissioned research and teaching projects, such as an extremely successful MRI investigation into Isolated Disc Resorption.

We at DISCS believe that the results of concentrated research will soon justify the hard work and expenditure involved, not only in our better understanding of the human intervertebral disc but in relieving hundreds of thousands of adults and children from the agony of back pain and the trauma of surgery.

DISCS is working towards cures for back pain and has initiated several new and significant research projects, outlined separately.

Mr H V Crock AO MD MS FRCS FRACS FRCS Ed (Hon)
Consultant Spinal Surgeon and Founder of Discs

 

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