The following standard clinical definition applies to Gold, Silver, Bronze and Basic hospital covers:
Hospital treatment for the investigation and treatment of the back, neck and spinal column, including spinal fusion.
For example: sciatica, prolapsed or herniated disc, spinal disc replacement and spine curvature disorders such as scoliosis, kyphosis and lordosis.
Related hospital treatments and where to find them
Joint replacements are listed separately under Joint replacements
Joint fusions are listed separately under Bone, joint and muscle.
Spinal cord conditions are listed separately under Brain and nervous system.
Management of back pain is listed separately under Pain management.
Pain management that requires a device is listed separately under Pain management with device.
Chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancer is listed separately under Chemotherapy, radiotherapy and immunotherapy for cancer.