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.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us to put many plans on hold; but if there is something that cannot wait, that is health. We talked to Luis Pareja, a resident of the Dominican Republic who did not hesitate to travel to Spain to get rid of his low back pain at Instituto Clavel.
Once again the Fundación Clavel has opened its call for applications for training grants in spine surgery at the Instituto Clavel, the leading center for this type of interventions worldwide. If you are a doctor and would like to train in this specialty, here you will find all you need to know.
The COVID-19 crisis forced us to postpone many personal and professional events. However, we know that pathologies need to be treated without delay, that’s why we’ve adopted measures to ensure both our team and the patient are safe and our operation rooms have been available since April 27th. Meet Daniele Valenti, an Italian patient who came from Italy for a lumbar microdiscectomy at Instituto Clavel Barcelona.
Lumbar instability is apathology of the spine in which there is abnormal mobility or an abnormal joint between two or more contiguous vertebrae, and for those who have it, it can be very painful. From Instituto Clavel we’d like to tell you why this condition occurs and how to treat it.
Spondylolisthesis is a lesion in which one vertebra slips over another. The experts in pathologies of the spinal column at Instituto Clavel explain more about this affliction here, everything from the most common causes to the types of treatment available.