The problems caused by the involvement of the cervical spine represent one of the most frequent reasons for consultation in neurosurgery. The cervical spine is subject to overloads originating in daily work activities, or traumatic, manifesting with painful or neurological symptoms.
At Neurovist we have extensive experience in the surgical treatment of complex cervical spine pathology. Consult us and we will advise you on the best treatment option for your cervical spine problem.
Back pain is one of the most frequent medical problems at present, which implies a significant decrease in the quality of life of the patients who suffer it, as well as a high economic cost in work casualties.
In Neurovist we defend that the neurosurgical treatment of the lumbar spine has a very satisfactory result if an adequate and personalized indication is made for each patient. Our philosophy is the mobilization and fast medical discharge for patients undergoing spinal surgery, which allows a quick reincorporation to their usual activities. Ask for a consultation and we will solve your doubts.
The spine can be affected by benign and malignant tumor lesions, which can affect the structure of the vertebra or the spinal canal. In general, the most frequent are metastatic tumors, which invade the spine from lesions located in other regions of the body.
The most frequent benign tumors involved in the neurosurgeon are the schwannomas and neurofibromas, originating from the nerves housed in the vertebral canal. They are lesions of slow growth and that are manifested when generating a space commitment in the spinal canal, compressing the nerves housed in it.
In Neurovist we have a wide experience in the management of this type of tumors, which we approach in a minimally invasive way without affecting the support structures of the spine. In the intervention we counted on the collaboration of Neurophysiology, indispensable to guarantee the safety of the patient and to avoid sequels. They can usually be completely resected, and the patient's subsequent evolution is favorable.
A very frequent problem in Neurosurgery is vertebral fractures by wedging or crushing, which occur in patients suffering from osteoporosis. The loss of bone tissue in the vertebral bodies predisposes them to suffer these fractures in which the vertebrae are crushed by mild or moderate trauma.
The symptomatology they generate consists of pain in the area of the back where the fractured vertebra is located. It can become very intense and disabling for patients. These patients should be evaluated by the neurosurgeon as soon as possible in order to perform a vertebroplasty or kyphoplasty, percutaneous techniques (through the skin), by means of which attempts are made to recover the normal height of the vertebra with a ball that is inserted in the vertebral body through a cannula. Subsequently cement is injected into the balloon to stabilize the vertebra.
It is extremely important to perform an early diagnosis and treatment to be able to perform these techniques, usually before three months, since after this time the treatment becomes the arthrodesis (fixation with screws and bars).
In many patients with cervical disc hernias, the placement of a disc prosthesis may be indicated in their treatment. The difference with conventional treatment is that the prosthesis behaves like a "normal" disc, allowing a natural range of movement of the cervical spine.
At Neurovist we work with the latest generation of cervical disc prostheses, specifically the M6-C from Spinal Kinetics, the most advanced prosthesis at the moment.
Once intervened, the patient maintains the same cervical mobility as before, being able to develop their daily activities with absolute normality. It is a treatment especially indicated in young patients with an intense vital activity.