In the area of spine surgery treatments we primarily work together with Stockholm Center for Spine Surgery.
Center for Spine Surgery opened in 2016 in completely new and state-of-the-art premises with the latest technology. The clinic is centrally located in Stockholm in quiet surroundings. The clinic has eight surgeons with extensive experience in all kinds of spine surgery and they perform approximately 1500 spine surgeries per year. That makes it one of the largest spine clinics in Scandinavia. The staff are trained to take care of their patients and give a very high quality of care, both before and after surgery. The patients are very satisfied with the care they receive, and the clinic has excellent results in the Swedish spine register. There are also several ongoing research projects in collaboration with Karolinska Institute and Uppsala Academic Hospital, with the aim of always being among the foremost in terms of quality and development of new technologies.
Back and neck pain is very common, and many people will experience it at some point in their lives. Usually the symptoms are harmless and transient and are not in need of surgical treatment. However, sometimes the symptoms can be more persistent and give pain that radiates into the limbs, loss of sensation or weakness. The symptoms may be caused by changes in the spine such as, e.g. osteoarthritis and disc herniation that can affect the nerves. The diagnosis can be determined using magnetic resonance imaging. If the symptoms significantly affect function and quality of life, an operation can be considered.
The most common diagnoses Stockholm Center for Spine Surgery treat are:
- Cervical disc herniation
- Cervical foraminal stenosis
- Cervical myelopathy
- Lumbar spinal stenosis
- Lumbar disc herniation