Welcome to The Spine Unit
The Spine Unit at the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth in London is a world leading facility housing the finest technology, nurses and consultants, setting the highest standards for investigation and treatment of all spinal disorders.
Many people suffer from pain associated with the spine including back, leg, neck, and shoulder pain. Common causes of such pain include sciatica, slipped discs, whiplash, and cervical spine disorders. In the majority of cases surgery is not necessary.
Using innovative techniques, cutting-edge research and evidence-based medicine, we offer treatment for acute spinal disorders and chronic back and neck pain with the latest targeted injection therapies and minimally invasive surgical techniques for patients of all ages.
Patients receive ultimate standards of care in our custom designed unit. We understand how worrying and debilitating back pain is, especially when the cause is unknown, and our service is designed to ease and support patients through every stage of diagnosis and treatment.
In 2012, the Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth became the first private hospital in the UK to install an iCT TVI 256 slice CT scanner. In addition to our state of the art, whole-body 3T MRI scanner which was installed in 2011, we now have the very best in CT scanning technology.
All profits fund our on-site Hospice - St John's - which treats over 2,000 terminally ill patients and their families every year for free.