Welcome to Priv.-Doz. Dr. Frank, neurosurgeon and specialist in spinal stenosis and disc surgery

Back pain problems are one of the most common sources of absence from work and early retirement in the industrial countries. Especially the progress of imaging technologies has led to better diagnosis and new mostly minimally invasive treatment options have been developed. I have been working for many years in refining therapies and in many cases I can offer you a treatment option although others may say: “ You have to live with the pain as best as you can.” I now invite you to browse through my site .

Welcome to Priv.-Doz. Dr. Frank, neurosurgeon and specialist in spinal stenosis and disc surgery

Back pain problems are one of the most common sources of absence from work and early retirement in the industrial countries. Especially the progress of imaging technologies has led to better diagnosis and new mostly minimally invasive treatment options have been developed. I have been working for many years in refining therapies and in many cases I can offer you a treatment option although others may say: “ You have to live with the pain as best as you can.” I now invite you to browse through my site .

Welcome to Priv.-Doz. Dr. Frank, neurosurgeon and specialist in spinal stenosis and disc surgery

Back pain problems are one of the most common sources of absence from work and early retirement in the industrial countries. Especially the progress of imaging technologies has led to better diagnosis and new mostly minimally invasive treatment options have been developed. I have been working for many years in refining therapies and in many cases I can offer you a treatment option although others may say: “ You have to live with the pain as best as you can.” I now invite you to browse through my site .
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Spinal Diseases

Please find a brief description of the spinal diseases I treat at the following sites.

THE SPINE

The spine is the axial organ of our body and consists of 7 cervical vertebrae(C) from the skull downwards, 12 thoracic vertebrae(T) in the breast and lung area, 5 lumbar vertebrae(L) at the base of the spine behind the abdomen attached to the sacral bone..

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CERVICAL SPINE

About 20% of all disc herniations occur in the cervical spine. Mostly a sudden sharp pain similar to sciatic pain in the arm occurs. Patients may experience pins and needles, numbness or even a loss of strength. The source of complaints..

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THORACIC SPINE

Thoracal herniations and stenoses only count for about 2% of all back operations. The range of motion of the spine being restricted by the ribs, only a few of all herniations occur here. However, therapy may be difficult and sometimes..

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LUMBAR SPINE

Lumbar spine and disc problems are in western countries one of the most frequent sources for absence of work. Lumbar disc operations are among the most frequent operations performed in European countries. Lumbar disc herniations mostly..

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EXPANSIVE LESION OF THE VERTEBRAL CANAL

In addition to bony impingement there may be tumorous growths e.g. meningeomas or neurinomas in the spinal canal and cord, which may require removal by an operation. Most intradurally situated lesions..

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ENTRAPMENT SYNDROMES OF PERIPHERAL NERVES

All entrapment syndromes need exact clinical evaluation and require additional neuro-physiological examinations for a precise diagnosis. The most frequent symptoms are described below..

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PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Operation Procedures

Cervical microforaminotomy (CMF)
Cervical microlaminectomy (CML)
ADR: anterior disc replacement
TMF / TML: Thoracal microforaminotomy/laminectomy
Microsurgical lumbar disc surgery
MMLD: Microsurgical multilevel lumbar decompression
Dynamic stabilisation in Pseudolisthesis