Spinal traumatologist in Marbella

Spine unit

The spinal column can suffer from different pathologies (mainly degenerative) such as lumbar or cervical herniated discs, scoliosis, degenerative lumbar discopathy, cervicoarthrosis, lumbar canal stenosis…

Spinal pain

When, as patients, we are faced with a situation like this, it is essential to have a doctor specialised in spinal pain. At Hospital Ochoa Marbella we have the best doctors in the area in orthopaedic back and low back pain medicine.

Among the treatments we offer is radiofrequency rhizolysis treatment, ideal for treating joint pain in the spinal area (cervicalgia, dorsalgia and lumbalgia). It is a treatment indicated for cases in which there is mechanical pain but the peripheral nervous system has not been affected.

Degenerative disc disease and spinal canal stenosis can also be treated with the IN-SPACE interspinous spacer.

Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in the spine

As a reference in traumatology in Marbella, on the Costa del Sol, we also offer spine surgery.

With more than 40 years of experience behind him, Dr. Virgilio de Lemos is our orthopaedic surgeon specialising in spine. De Lemos stands out as:

  • Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in spinal arthrodesis.
  • Orthopaedic surgeon specialising in Kyphoplasty: treatment of vertebral fractures.
  • Treatment of spinal pain by Rhizolysis.
  • Treatment of herniated disc by Microdiscectomy.

Specialisation in treatments

Our multidisciplinary team approaches spinal pathology from all points of view, completing treatments such as:

Frequently asked questions on spinal traumatology

Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions from users related to the columnar unit

What is low back pain?

Low back pain is one of the main reasons for medical consultation. It is no coincidence that approximately 80% of the population will experience low back pain at least once in their lives.

Low back pain, specifically, is that pain in the lower back, specifically in the lumbar area, extending from the lowest part of the back ribs to the buttocks.

Low back pain, specifically, is that pain in the lower back, specifically in the lumbar area, extending from the lowest part of the back ribs to the buttocks. If the sciatic nerve is involved, this pain radiates as numbness through the buttocks and upper thigh, and muscle spasms may also occur.

What type of doctor treats low back pain?

Depending on the nature and causes of the low back pain, the primary care physician may refer the patient to one or more of the following physicians:

  • Orthopaedist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Surgeon
  • Neurologist
  • Psychologist (in cases where the back pain is related to severe stress).

However, in order to diagnose it, it is best to see an orthopaedic surgeon or spine specialist, who will make the diagnosis on the basis of the patient’s medical history and physical examination.

It should be remembered that, among the treatments and measures to reduce pain and prevent it in the future, surgery is only recommended in cases in which the pain is very intense, does not diminish with the indicated treatments, or invalidates the patient from carrying out basic tasks.

When to see a doctor for back pain?

A visit to the doctor is recommended if you feel symptoms such as numbness or tingling, severe pain that is not relieved by rest, pain after a fall or injury.

When is lumbar spine surgery necessary?

When treatment with drugs, physiotherapy, rest, etc. is no longer sufficient, and the spinal ailments begin to affect and condition the quality of life, it is time to consider surgery.

This spine surgery is a procedure to correct problems with the spinal bones (vertebrae), discs or nerves in the lower back.




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