Spinal surgery specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of spine and spinal cord problems.
The main spine problems are as follows:
Injury and damage the spine and spinal cord
Tumors of the spine, spinal cord and peripheral nerves
In modern Israeli neurosurgical diagnosis and treatment neuroradiology is mostly used, including image-guided computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET). Some neurosurgical procedures involve the use of functional MRI during surgery.
Using microsurgery these modern technologies allow most accurately perform the installation microvascular anastomosis, clipping of aneurysms with the least damage to the body, the treatment of hemangiomas. Such methods are used in minimally invasive spine surgery. Microsurgery used in such basic procedures as microdiscectomy, laminectomy and discs implantation.
Our neurosurgeons are increasingly using minimally invasive endoscopic surgery. For example, endoscopic endonasal surgery is used to remove tumors of the spinal cord and cerebrospinal fluid leakage correction.
Neurosurgeons are also involved in stereotactic radiosurgery, along with radiation oncologists in the treatment of tumors and treatment of arteriovenous malformations.
In neurosurgery spine also apply methods of endovascular imaging (diagnostic angiography) for the diagnosis and treatment of malformations of the spine and vasospasm. Moreover, such procedures as vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty, angioplasty and others are carried out.
Herniated lumbar-sacral spine
Herniated disc of the lumbar spine is a condition in which the disc of the lumbar exhausted and cracks through its outer shell can seep into the inner core.
The weak spot in the outer core of the intervertebral disc is a spinal nerve root directly, since it has a hernia direct pressure.
As the nerve passes through the legs then any type of crushing him in the lower part of the spine can cause pain, which goes through the buttocks and down the leg. This type of pain is also called sciatica or radiculopathy.
Herniated cervical disc
Herniated cervical disc is a pathology of the cervical vertebrae where it seeps through the inner core of the damaged portion of the outer part of the disc and puts pressure on the nerve roots of the spine and on the spinal canal, that causes a narrowing of the latter (stenosis).
Herniation of the cervical spine develops usually in 30-50 years people. One of the most common symptoms is a pain in the hand. Although a herniated disc neck may occur due to injury of the cervical spine the symptoms usually begin spontaneously.
Herniated disc (also called “pinched nerve”, “bulging disc”, “ruptured disc”, “disc protrusion”) is a pathology of the spinal disc, which inner core is leaking through the damaged portion of the outer part of the disc and puts pressure on the nerve spinal roots, as well as spinal canal that leads to a narrowing of the latter (stenosis).