AREAS OF EXPERTISE
LIFESTYLE MEDICINE TREATMENTS
Lifestyle Medicine (LM) is a therapeutic intervention based on evidence to offer alterations in a person’s living patterns to promote better health. It is suitable both for people suffering from chronic health conditions and those who are healthy. Explore how you can take control of your spinal health by adopting a healthier lifestyle. Learn more
COMMON BACK CONDITIONS
Mechanical back pain seldom requires surgery to correct it. Most often, non- surgical, non-interventional methods help to alleviate the pain. Back pain and sciatica are usually lifestyle issues and often settle on their own. However, it is essential to understand the cause of the pain before treating it. Back disorders very seldom require aggressive surgery. Intervention should be minimal and only when necessary. Click to learn more about our various Non-Surgical Treatments for the Spine.
Most often, non- surgical interventional methods help to alleviate the pain arising from mechanical causes that typically cause sciatica and back pain. Back pain and sciatica are usually lifestyle issues and often settle on their own and often with the help of an allied health professional such as a physiotherapist or osteopath. However, it is essential to understand the cause of the pain before treating it. Back disorders very seldom require aggressive surgery. Intervention should be minimal and only when necessary.
OUR SURGICAL PROCEDURES
Surgery is usually the last option that we look at while treating a patient’s spinal issues. Our holistic approach addresses the patient’s spinal issue and treated as far as possible without surgery unless it is absolutely unavoidable. Please click on any of the links below to learn about surgical procedures that can benefit you.
Rajiv Bajekal is a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon with special interest in Spinal and Back-related issues. He has developed a pragmatic approach to managing back pain and sciatica with non-surgical techniques, injections and minimally invasive techniques. Mr Bajekal is also a Board-Certified Lifestyle Medicine Practitioner and believes in providing lifestyle medicine advice to his patients for better long term health gains and better spinal health. He has been consulting since 1998. He consults both privately and on the National Health Service (NHS) and is passionate about making sure patients are in control of their healthcare.
Mr Bajekal is a member of the following institutions:
- British Medical Association (BMA)
- British Association of Spine Surgeons
- British Society of Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
- Plant-Based Health Professionals