Gabriela Figueroa first began suffering low back pain 8 years ago. At only 36 years old, she was diagnosed with a herniated disc at the L5 S1 level, and the only possible treatment she could find in her home country, Guatemala, was fusion surgery. Then, she learned of the option of disc replacement surgery at the Instituto Clavel, and she decided to travel to Spain for the operation. This is her story.
Neck pain is one of the most common health complaints. Most people suffer from it some time in their life. The good news is that, in many cases, it can be prevented by making some simple changes to daily habits. Here are some tips from our medical team on how you can prevent this problem.
Many patients have questions about the prosthetic implants used for cervical and lumbar disc replacement surgery. At Instituto Clavel, we are specialists in arthroplasty or disc replacement surgery (ADR), and we are happy to answer those questions here.
One of the most frequent questions that patients ask themselves before undergoing surgery for an L4-L5 herniated disc, is how long it will take before they can return to their daily activities. Instituto Clavel answers this question here.