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Dr Glyn Towlerton BSc MBBS MRCP FRCA FIPP FFMRCA specialises in non-surgical treatments for the back, neck and leg, particularly for treating lumbar, sciatica, neck and shoulder pain. He has treated many elite athletes from a wide range of sports for over a decade. His special interests include spinal interventional procedures and injections, and spinal cord stimulation.
Mr Damien Fahy BSc MBBS FRCS (Tr & Orth) Dip Orth Eng is a consultant spinal surgeon specialising in spinal pain, including neck, lower back pain and sciatica. Mr Fahy has a wide practice in sports-related spinal problems, treating many professional and world-class sportsmen and women from athletics, swimming, rugby, cricket and professional football, working closely with teams and clubs, as well as other disciplines.
His training in spinal surgery took place at Charing Cross Hospital and The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital. He also trained in Sweden and Switzerland, with a short time spent in the United States.
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