Helsinki Hospital Spine Center takes full responsibility for the patient with back pain. Our multi-professional spinal surgery team consists of experienced spine professionals: a physiotherapist, neurosurgeon, spinal orthopedist, neurologist, and physiotherapist. Our treatment lines are based on scientific evidence and long experience in the treatment of spinal diseases. Our spinal surgeons decide the best care for each patient individually. In most cases, surgery is not necessary, as good results can also be achieved with symptomatic treatment and evidence-based rehabilitation. However, on some cases modern spinal surgery is required.
Spinal surgery has traditionally had a bad reputation – patients are afraid of complications, slow recovery and that their back will not recover fully. Luckily, the situation has changed. When an experienced spinal surgeon performs the operation using modern mini-invasive techniques and a microscope, avoiding damage to the healthy tissue, the results of spinal surgery are among the best in the surgical field. Recovery is fast, postoperative pain is well managed and there will be no restrictions on movement: patients are usually able to walk in the evening of the day of surgery
The latest microsurgical and mini-invasive techniques are used exclusively at Helsinki Hospital by our experienced spinal surgeons. Spinal surgery is safe, and recovery is rapid. The physicians at Helsinki Hospital treat a wide variety of back pain and spinal disorders that restrict movement. The hospital offers surgical treatment from more ordinary lumbar disc and cervical disc prolapses to demanding spinal surgery.
The most common spinal disorders demanding surgical treatment are:
- Lumbar disc prolapse, which causes radiating pain in the leg.
- Spinal stenosis, which is particularly common among the elderly. It usually impairs the ability to walk and causes pain in the lower limbs when walking. A microsurgical procedure alleviates the pain and improves the ability to walk.
- Vertebral displacement in the lumbar spine, which causes problematic localized pain in the lower back. This can be treated with modern bone-grafting surgical techniques.
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