Some people wish that others could show some backbone.
Here at ORTHOmedic, our only concern is making sure yours is healthy.
Lumbago, slipped discs, posture problems and problems related to excess strain – unfortunately, problems with the spine are widespread, painful and can also be serious.
Here at ORTHOmedic, we use everything at our disposal to help patients with acute back problems – whether it’s advice or preventative treatment. Do not hesitate to contact us, even if your back problem seems insignificant. We are more than happy to give you advice and recommend physiotherapy or suitable sporting activities.
If surgery is necessary, you are in extremely capable hands with us. Most surgical procedures are minimally invasive. ORTHOmedic is specialised in these procedures.
Stabilisation of the lower lumbar spine
If a disc is overloaded for any length of time, the cartilage can start to change. The natural gaps between the discs subsequently change, which affects all parts of the joint. With a minimally invasive surgical procedure, the original size of the gaps between discs can be re-established. In this way, the back muscles remain undamaged, the patient recovers very quickly and will not usually experience any pain after the procedure has been carried out.
Treatment for vertebral fractures
Fractures in the spine are usually caused by extreme sports or serious car accidents. In elderly people with osteoporosis, however, the vertebrae can also break without any external triggers, which causes severe pain. Vertebral fractures must be diagnosed and treated quickly so that the spinal cord does not become damaged. There are two main surgical procedures for this:
Vertebroplasty. Stabilisation of the vertebrae via injection of bone cement.
Kyphoplasty. Straightening of the vertebrae using a special balloon and filling the space with bone cement.
Facet joint stiffness
The facet joints connect the individual vertebrae to one another. Unfortunately, they are prone to arthrosis, i.e. excessive wear. The most efficient form of therapy is an artificial blockade of the joint. This can be attempted through injection therapy, or in more severe cases, a minimally invasive procedure can be carried out in order to immobilise the joint with screws and relieve the pain.