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