The Helsinki Hospital Spine Center takes full care of patients with back pain. Our cross-profession surgery team carries an array of experienced spine professionals: a neurosurgeon, spinal orthopedist, neurologist, and physiotherapist. Our treatments are based on scientific data and a long experience of treating spinal diseases. Our spinal surgeons personalize the best care for each patient, and in most cases, good results can be achieved through symptomatic treatment and evidence-based rehabilitation. Modern spinal surgery is only required in certain cases.
In the past, spinal surgery has suffered a bad reputation – patients have been afraid of complications, a slow recovery, or fear that their back will not fully recover. Luckily, the situation has changed, and the results of spinal surgery are now among the best in the surgical field. Experienced spinal surgeons avoid damage to healthy tissue by performing the operation with modern mini-invasive techniques aided by the use of a microscope. 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 on the day of surgery.
At Helsinki Hospital, our experienced spinal surgeons use only the latest microsurgical and mini-invasive techniques. Spinal surgery is safe, and recovery is rapid. The physicians at Helsinki Hospital treat a wide range of back pain and spinal disorders that restrict movement. The hospital’s scope of surgical treatments extend from common lumbar disc and cervical disc prolapses through to demanding spinal surgery.
The most common spinal disorders requiring surgical treatment are:
- Lumbar disc prolapse, which causes a 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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