CONSERVATIVE AND SURGICAL ORTHOPEDIC TREATMENT OF
THE SPINE


Through our many years of experience in the field of conservative and surgical
treatment of spinal diseases, we are able to offer you a therapy concept to suit your
individual needs with the aim of improving your quality of life.

GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE SPINE

The spine, in its entirety, is the central supporting element of the body. It connects all parts of the human skeleton with each other. In addition, it surrounds the spinal canal and in conjunction with the bones, ligaments and the other intervertebral discs, it protects the spinal cord within the spinal canal.

The spine consists of three functional segments: the neck (7 vertebrae), the chest (12 vertebrae), and the lumbar region (5 vertebrae). The sacrum and coccyx are attached to the lumbar region. Above this, the spine is attached to the pelvis. Viewed from the side, the spine forms a double S-shaped curve. This curvature, together with the surrounding muscles, enables us to maintain an upright posture. The complex muscular system keeps the spine aligned. If there is a problem with any of these elements, medicine can intervene. The first step is to try to relieve the symptoms with conservative treatment, such as, physiotherapy, a change in lifestyle or targeted infiltration. If these measures do not achieve the desired effect, surgery may be considered if there is a medical indication for it.

There is a strongly increased incidence of spinal disorders due to the increasingly higher life expectancy and the increased stress on the spine. The wear on the intervertebral discs, the vertebrae, and the small vertebral joints, in particular, all play an important role. Early treatment of spinal disorders frequently leads to a significant improvement in the quality of life and also prevents the pain becoming more chronic.

CONSERVATIVE MICROTHERAPY

Spinal diseases can be treated by means of ‘image-guided infiltration therapy’ a conservative method of treatment which targets the injured site, resulting very often in a significant reduction in the pain or discomfort. Before proceeding with a surgical treatment method we will always discuss the alternative conservative therapy options with you.

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SPINAL SURGRY

Microsurgical operations for herniated discs

Minimally invasive microsurgical therapy can be considered if symptoms for herniated discs and/or weaknesses in muscle groups of the legs persist despite targeted infiltrations. We will be happy to inform you personally if you require further information.

 

MIcrosurgical Operations for spinal canal narrowing

After short walking distances or prolonged standing periods, a narrowing of the spinal canal typically leads to an increase in the symptoms in the leg region. If there is no improvement in the symptoms despite conservative treatment methods, then a microsurgical operation to expand the restricted area can be considered and/or carried out. We will be happy to inform you personally if you require further information.

 

spinal fusion surgery

With back problems caused by wear and tear of the intervertebral discs or the facet joints, it may be necessary to perform spinal surgery on two or more of the vertebrae. This operation should only be carried out if conservative therapy methods have not been effective. We will be happy to inform you personally if you require further information.

 

microsurgical operations of the neck vertebrae

Herniated disc or wear-related narrowing of the spinal cord in the region of the neck vertebrae, can lead not only to neck pain but also to unbearable pain in the arms. If this cannot be treated using conservative treatment methods, a microsurgical operation to remove the herniated disc or to expand the spinal canal represents another therapy option. We will be happy to inform you personally if you require further information.