A herniated disc can significantly impair a person’s quality of life. Sometimes, the only way to remedy the situation and alleviate the pain is through surgery. The specialists in neurosurgery from Instituto Clavel explain the importance of a getting a correct diagnosis and what treatment options there are for each case.
L5-S1 disc herniation occurs when the spinal disc that functions as a cushion between these two vertebrae degenerates and ruptures, expelling part of its contents. In this article, our experts in spine pathologies at Instituto Clavel explain the causes, symptoms and treatments of this pathology.
Sciatica refers to pain that radiates from the sciatic nerve to the lower back, buttocks, and legs. This pain is a fairly common, and in most cases, it can be remedied without the need for surgery. In this article, we explain how long sciatica usually lasts, what causes it, and how it can be treated.
Elias Javier, a specialist in orthopedic surgery and traumatology, is the lastest physician to receive the training grant in spine surgery awarded by the Fundación Clavel. We talked to him, so he could tell us how he has lived the experience and everything he has learned during his stay at Instituto Clavel.
Donald del Carmen is an American airplane pilot living in Hawaii. He has had neck pain for a long time and could not work or play sport normally. That is why he decided to operate at Instituto Clavel. Find out more about his experience!
Damián Negrón had been suffering from cervical and lumbar pain due to degenerative disc disease in both areas for years. He needed a solution, but the options in the US were very invasive and not convincing. In addition, as a Johovah’s Witness, he had specific needs that have to be discussed and agreed beforehand with doctors. He therefore sought other alternatives and decided to travel to Spain to undergo an artificial disc replacement (ADR) surgery at Instituto Clavel.