Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement in Spain

Posted by: Benson on September 10th, 2012

The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons estimates that 70 to 80 per cent of people will experience some pain in their lower backs during their lifetime. If this chronic pain is due to a problem with any of the spinal discs, artificial disc replacement may be required. Unfortunately, the procedure can be too expensive in the first world countries and Lumbar artificial disc replacement in Spain can be an easy solution to this problem.

Lumbar Disc Replacement Surgery Cost in Spain, Europe

Most countries in Europe have very expensive healthcare services, which is one of the reasons why spine surgery in Spain is being sought by people seeking affordable spinal surgeries. Spine surgery in Spain is very affordable, and even tourists from North America and Asia sometimes choose to go to Spain, Europe for low cost lumbar disc replacement surgery.

About Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement Surgery

  •   Lumbar artificial disc replacement in Spain Like from spinal fusion surgery, lumbar artificial disc replacement is performed to relieve lower back pain.
  • An intervertebral disc in the spine is replaced by an artificial one. The disc replaced is usually worn out or degenerated, which causes the pain felt by patients.
  • The US Food and Drug Administration approved the artificial disc replacement in 2004, but this same technology has been available in Europe for over 10 years.
  • There are several disc designs being used, and some are still up for approval. Some are made purely of metal, while some are a composite of metal and plastic parts.
  • Most patients are required to stay for less than a week, but recovery time differs from case to case.
  • The relief from pain can be expected within a few weeks after the surgery. The first several weeks after the procedure, patients are advised to do simple exercises like walking, but to refrain from doing more strenuous activities.


Advantages of Getting Lumbar Artificial Disc Replacement in Spain

  • Our network spine surgery hospitals in Barcelona are equipped with the modern technologies. Luxurious rooms, state-of-the-art equipment, and excellent customer service are just some of their features.
  • Lumbar ADR in Spain is available at a fraction of its cost in other countries.
  • Spanish people are comfortable speaking more than one language. Hospital staff members also speak fluent English, especially those who work in international patient departments.
  • The normally scary hospital stay is made more anxiety-free with very relaxing surroundings.
  • Spain is famous for its relaxed and peaceful way of living. Several of their ancient culture and traditions are alive to this day, including “siesta” when shops close in the afternoon so shopkeepers can rest and take a nap!
  • Our network hospitals will usually have connections that allow patients to get discounted rates in hotels, so take advantage of this. Free airport pickups are also arranged for, after arriving in the city.


Tips for Planning Your Lumbar ADR Trip to Spain

  • Statue of Don Quixote, Alcala de Henares-Spain First off, you need to know how much time you need to spend in Spain for lumbar artificial disc surgery. Usually, doctors for spine surgery in Barcelona, Spain, will recommend a couple of days for rest and recovery post-op.
  • If you have some time to spare and want to stay in Spain longer than required by the surgeon, there are resorts you can stay in near the beach, and villas you can rent for more luxurious accommodations.
  • Pack according to weather conditions. For most part of the year, Spain is warm and comfortable but it is recommended that you search online for weather reports just before your trip.

We can help you plan an anxiety-free medical trip that prioritizes health and allows some time for recreation. Lumbar artificial disc replacement in Spain could be the answer to your back problems, which you once believed to be out of your financial means.
Spine Surgery Spain facilitates affordable medical treatments at various reputable hospitals in Spain. For more information, please submit the estimate-request form on the right.


Lower Back Surgery in Spain, Europe

Posted by: Benson on August 31st, 2012

Lower-back Surgery in Spain According to a study published by the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS), 60 to 80 percent of people (involved in one survey) suffer from lower back pain. Many in the US, Canada, Australia, and European countries, struggle with back pain, but are unable to afford the high cost of surgery. However, lower back surgery in Spain, Europe presents an affordable solution with many advantages.
As stated by the JAAOS study, the most frequent cause of lower back, and even leg pain in adults, is a herniated disc. This and other musculoskeletal injuries causing lower back pain can be severe and need treatment before you can begin feeling better.
Traveling for spinal surgery in Barcelona, Spain, allows you to have this pain reducing procedure without having to wait or suffer unneeded financial stress. Spine surgery in Spain has many takers who realize the benefits of traveling to rid themselves of pain.

Types of Lower Back Surgery Offered in Spain

The treatment of lower back pain in Barcelona, Spain, is offered by experienced surgeons in our network, who will assist you in going over your pain symptoms and deciding on the right procedure for your situation.
Some of the types of lower back surgery are:

  • Discectomy – Removal of a fragment of herniated intervertebral disc. These herniated discs press on the nerves of the spinal cord and cause severe pain. Over 200,000 discectomies are performed in the US each year, according to the JAAOS.
  • Foraminotomy – A procedure used to relieve pressure on compressed nerves in your spine. With age, discs and joints thicken in the back causing a narrow and tight space, which creates painful pressure and weakness. A foraminotomy helps to relieve this pressure.
  • Spinal Fusion – A surgical procedure that joins two or more vertebrae together to eliminate pain most often caused by degenerative conditions. This procedure helps to strengthen the spine, preventing pain.
  • Nucleoplasty – Radiofrequency energy is used to help people with lower back pain caused by contained or mildly herniated discs. Using x-ray imagery, a small instrument is inserted into the affected disc and is then heated to help shrink the tissue and relieve pain.


Recovery After Your Lumbar Back Surgery in Spain

When traveling for lower back surgery in Spain, Europe, it’s important to consider the recovery portion of your procedure. The low cost of lower back surgery in Spain means that even when considering a stay for your recovery, you will still find the trip affordable.

  • Beach in Morro Jable, Canary Island-Fuerteventura, Spain After the procedure, your surgeons will help you to understand the best way for you to recover.
  • After a discectomy, it may be recommended that you walk leisurely to help the back muscles. It may be beneficial to plan ahead and pick out good places around your hotel to walk and visit, as there are many sight-seeing opportunities in Spain.
  • Remember to bring comfortable, light clothing for your lumbar back surgery in Spain, as you will want to be relaxed after your procedure.
  • You may want to bring an ice pack with you to help with any discomfort after your surgery.
  • The cost of lower back surgery in Spain is a major factor for many medical tourists. Free quotes are available online to help you plan your trip.
  • While you will be able to move around immediately after your procedure, it is recommended that you take it easy while you recover. Having your lumbar back surgery in Spain means you can take in the unique sights while you allow your back to finish healing.
  • After having lower back surgery, it’s advised that you relax and not drive. Luckily, Spain has convenient, reasonably priced taxis in all major cities.
  • Choosing to have your lumbar back surgery in Spain means less time waiting, as wait lists as hospitals in Spain are much shorter than those in many developed countries of America and Europe.


Benefits of Getting Lower Back Surgery in Spain, Europe

For those suffering from persistent back pain, having lower back surgery in Spain, Europe is an option with many advantages to consider. Hospitals and medical professionals in Spain are well respected, experienced, and practice modern healthcare techniques, so you don’t have to wait in pain any longer.
Spine Surgery Spain facilitates affordable medical treatments at various reputable hospitals in Spain. For more information, please submit the estimate-request form on the right.


Herniated Lumbar Disc Treatment in Barcelona, Spain

Posted by: admin on August 18th, 2012

From Physical therapy to chiropractic/osteopathic manipulations and non-steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to oral or epidural steroids – you tried everything, but the lower back pain just won’t subside. Worse still, you’re experiencing progressive loss of reflex function. A herniated lumbar disc may be the causative factor and those who cannot afford back surgery at their native places, may consider herniated lumbar disc treatment in Barcelona, Spain.
Treatments like lumbar laminectomy and lumbar microdiscectomy in Spain are available at affordable prices via our network.

Surgical Treatments for Radiculopathy of Herniated Lumbar Disc

Herniated lumbar disc treatment in Spain Typically, Radiculopathy or compression of a nerve resulting in pain, tingling and loss of reflex or sensation is dealt with conservatively at its onset. In some cases, despite 6-12 weeks of non-surgical conservative therapy, there is no pain-relief, and surgery is the last resort. The patients can choose between discectomy and laminectomy.

  • Discectomy entails the removal of that part of the disc which extends on to the nerve root whereas laminectomy involves removal of small portion of the vertebra in order to accommodate the protruding disc and thereby, ease the nerve compression. The procedure has a success rate of 85-90%.
  • Laminectomy involves removal of a part of the vertebral lamina. This, when paired with spinal fusion, can even tackle conditions such as degenerative spondylolysthesis. No wonder then patients are increasingly opting for laminectomy coupled with lumbar fusion for herniated lumbar disc in Spain, Europe.


Advantages of Getting Herniated Disc Treatment in Barcelona, Spain

  • Spine surgery in Spain is low on cost without compromising in quality. When compared to the US, Canada, and most European countries cost of herniated lumbar disc treatment in Barcelona makes Spain an ultra low cost but reliable medical tourism destination.
  • Doctors for Spine Surgery in Barcelona, under our network, boast of a deep surgical experience, usually over 15 years. Lumbar laminectomy in Spain is indeed highly safe with high returns.
  • The World Health Organization (WHO) lists Spain amongst the top healthcare providers of the world. The Joint Commission International accreditation further bolsters the international standing of our network spine surgery hospitals in Barcelona, Spain.   
  • Hospitals in Barcelona, Spain, are loaded with the latest technologies and are easily accessible by bus, car or public transport. Reputed hospitals will usually help you with travel and stay arrangements.


Some Considerations for Medical Tourists in Spain

While you’re in Europe for medical reasons, isn’t that a reason good enough to enjoy every bit of the experience while you can? Surgery for herniated lumbar disc in Spain, Europe does not just have to be about good riddance from the excruciating pain, but, if your doctor and time permit, you may consider adding the following to your itinerary:

  • The Cibeles Fountain, Madrid Spanish Pilgrimage – Every year thousands of tourists flock Spain to make the holy pilgrimage of Camino de Santiago – the final resting place of St. James. The spiritual vibe of the place is so overwhelming that it inspired Emilio Estevez to make a movie about it.
  • Spanish Architecture – If architecture fuels your imagination, Barcelona is home to the jewels of Catalan modernism of Gaudi.
  • Basque Country – Bilbao and San Sebastian form the essential Basque heartland. Visit the old towns, Guggenheim Museum and the indispensable La Concha beach.
  • Basque Food – Goes without saying, a tour to the country is incomplete without biting into its food.

Herniated lumbar disc treatment in Barcelona, Spain does not only have to be about cost-effective deliverance from the crippling pain. Instead, it could also be an opportunity to experience the unique Spanish culture.
Spine Surgery Spain facilitates affordable medical treatments at various reputable hospitals in Spain. For more information, please submit the estimate-request form on the right.


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