The Wallis Stabilisation Technique is another option for lower back pain. It is performed at a few clinics in the UK.
It involves placing an implant behind the spinal cord to help stabilise the painful segment.
Usually fusing the vertebrae is the most common method used but the Wallis Stabilisation Technique is a soft stabilisation that allows some movement in the particular spinal segment.
It also helps to eliminate any bone disruption and is totally reversible keeping all further surgical options open to the patient.
This would have been great for me as due the type of spinal fusions I have had it has meant that although there are a number of other techniques now available for back pain. I could not possibly have them because of my previous surgeries.
The procedure is also minimally invasive.