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Spine injuries

Spinal problems have come to be a major part of many orthopaedic experts’ practices and forms an increasing part of the work of solicitors and employers and insurers etc.

The spinal service at the Countess of Chester Hospital was set up and run by Mr Braithwaite, seeing patients not only from Chester but also from North Wales, the Wirral and much of rural Cheshire. He sees large numbers of patients with problems in all areas of the spine and all types of pathologies. He is part of a large regional network for more complex problems. He works closely with physiotherapists and rehabilitation experts, pain specialists and psychiatrists, and with other spinal surgeons. He is a member of the North West Spine Society and of the British Association of Spinal Surgeons.

Mr Braithwaite has published widely in disorders of the spine, including basic science of low back pain causation.

Mr Braithwaite has particular expertise and training in spinal disorders and is in demand by both claimants and defendants, and increasingly as a jointly instructed expert.

Reports cover all areas, including

  • Whiplash (including low ∆v)
  • Lumbar spinal injury
  • Fractures
  • Spinal cord and spinal nerve injury
  • Occupational and workplace injury
  • Medical negligence
  • Neck pain and cervical nerve compression (brachialgia)
  • Low back pain
  • Disc prolapses and sciatica