Disorders


Herniation (lumbar disk)

Acute back pain with or without radiating sciatic pain to the leg(s) (buttocks, thigh, groin, knee, calf, foot)


Recommended Therapy

Herniation (cervical disk)

Neck pain with or without radiating pain to the arm (shoulder, forearm, hand, fingers)


Recommended Therapy

Central spinal stenosis

Intense pain in one or two legs that increases within a short distance of walking (about 50 – 400 meters). The patient usually has to stop walking because of the pain and sits down or bends forward to relieve the pain.


Recommended Therapy

Intensive back pain due to a vertebral fracture

Sudden back pain that appeared suddenly or after falling down. Patients with low bone quality (Ostheopenia/Ostheoporosis) are at increased risk of suffering a vertebral fracture.


Recommended Therapy

Degenerative disk disease

Back pain, usually chronically, that does not (or little) relieve with pain medication. Back pain is usually shaped belt/girdle like on the back.


Recommended Therapy

Spinal vertebral instability (spondylolisthesis)

Intense back pain usually after standing for a while or when seated. It can present also with leg pain.


Recommended Therapy

Pain of the sacroiliac joint (SI joint pain)

Pain in the buttocks that usually presents after walking or standing.


Recommended Therapy

Pain in the hip, groin and buttock

This pain can have multiple origins, like the hip, the sacroiliac joint and the spine. It requires a thorough check-up by the physician to locate the actual cause of the pain to be able to treat it effectively.


Recommended Therapy


Failed back surgery

Patients who have undergone previous surgery of the spine and still have or even present a new form of pain in the back may require revision surgery of the spine.


Recommended Therapy

Spine infection and discitis

An acute infection of the spine (spondylodiscitis) is usually caused by previous spine surgery. The usual treatment consists of combining a surgical and antibiotic treatment


Recommended Therapy

Degenerative scoliosis

Scoliosis is a deformity of the human spine in the frontal plane. Degenerative scoliosis develops progressively as an adult and can end up generating pain and deforming your back.


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