The spine is one of the most important parts of the body responsible for human‘s movement and support. Without a spine, a person could not stand upright, could not walk, stand still. This is the most important supporting part of the human body. However, various spinal illnesses caused by sedentary work, inadequate physical activity, irregular posture, etc. occur more often due to the current lifestyle and work manner.
Tautrimas Aštrauskas Clinic in collaboration with Clinic AGATAS now performs neurosurgical spine surgeries.
Spine surgeries are necessary if leg muscles are developing paralysis – with a “foot drop”, there is a risk of irreversible damage to the nerves. When paralysis of the bladder or rectum sphincter (disruption of urination and bowel movement) occurs, surgery should be performed immediately.
The purpose of the surgery is to remove the damaged part of the intervertebral disc, at the same time freeing the compressed nerve root or their fiber, restoring the blood flow, reducing the swelling, which caused the clinical symptoms.
The choice of the surgical treatment method, the size of the incision and the extent of the surgery are determined by the patient’s age, psychological status, complexity, duration of the disease, size of lesions, special research data and other factors. Before surgery, this will be explained to you in detail by the operating surgeon. During the consultation, the surgeon will evaluate all the positive and negative aspects of the treatment and present them to you.