What You Should Ask Your Surgeon Before An Op, How To Make Videos More Easily and Another Commuting Rant

September 12, 2017 - Mike Dilke

This week on the Relaxback UK show I talk to Neil Ben who has a video production company about how he approaches the physical hard work of what he does. I also have a very useful discussion with a surgeon on what you need to ask before you sign your consent form and yet another commuting rant.

Listen to the RELAXBACK UK show here.

Neil Ben has a video production company in Watford. As well as some examples of how useful videos can be for all types of businesses he talks about how he makes the physical work of filming and editing less difficult. Filming can be very active with having to lug heavy pieces of equipment while editing can be very sedentary and time consuming so Neil has methods to deal with both scenarios. Hear them here.

Neil also has a video blog - a vlog - with lots of worthwhile info.


Before an operation of any sort you should have a serious conversation with your surgeon. Professor Jeremy Fairbank is a very experienced spinal surgeon and he gives some frank advice on what topics need to be covered. If you or a loved one are facing this then do listen to him here.

Also there is an opportunity to help him with his research project on MRI scans. Volunteers are being sought for the project to provide views on current experiences of scans; comments on questionnaires that are to be used; and involvement in steering studies and possible publications. Click here to see how you can get involved.


Finally I express my exasperation at communting into London with Thameslink. Listen here to see what is pushing me over the edge!


Thank you for reading and please do listen to the Relaxback UK Show. If you have any questions or comments please do make them below.