Absolute spinal stenosis: diagnosis and treatment in Israel
Absolute spinal stenosis is a disease in which there is a narrowing of the lumen in the spinal column. In this case, the spinal cord is under strong enough pressure, which provokes pain, changes in sensitivity, movement disorders and other neurological disorders. The causes of occurrence can be varied: hernia, cartilaginous growths; spinal injuries, neoplasms, etc. Distinguish between primary stenosis of a congenital nature and secondary stenosis of the spinal canal, the treatment of which is caused by age-related changes, tissue wear, and trauma.
In order to establish an accurate diagnosis, to identify the reasons for the development of the disease, an accurate diagnosis is necessary, according to the results of which the doctor will decide whether an operation is needed for spinal stenosis or whether conservative therapy can be dispensed with. Israeli clinics have all the necessary modern equipment for research, which gives results with 100% accuracy. In addition, the best doctors are involved for examination and treatment, many of whom are known all over the world, and the cost of services in Israeli clinics is much less than the prices in European or American hospitals.
Stenosis of the intervertebral canal: diagnostic methods in Israeli clinics
When a patient is admitted to an Israeli clinic, he is examined by an orthopedic surgeon on the same day. He also gets acquainted with the medical documentation, the already available results of examinations, which many patients carry out in clinics in Ukraine. Further, the doctor may prescribe the following procedures:
- spiral CT;
- X-ray of the spine;
- positive functional myelography.
On the basis of the data obtained as a result of diagnostics, the council of doctors chooses the optimal method for treating spinal stenosis. At this point, the patient can also find out the total cost of treatment in an Israeli clinic. The price of services can involve a phased payment, which is often much more convenient for patients.
How is absolute spinal stenosis treated in Israel: surgery or conservative therapy?
One of the methods of treating spinal stenosis is conservative therapy, which is prescribed at the initial stages of the disease, including the patient's taking painkillers and drugs that relieve spasms, as well as physiotherapy procedures. In cases where the therapy did not give the desired effect or, in principle, is irrational, a reliable option for how to treat spinal stenosis is an operation, the price of which in Israeli clinics is one of the most affordable when compared with well-known clinics in Europe and the USA.
The protocol of the operation can be different. With a pronounced disease, the method of microsurgical decompression is used, during which the surgeon eliminates foci of bone growth. Such an operation for stenosis of the spinal canal is performed with a special instrument and is less traumatic.
Also, one of the methods of surgical intervention is the installation of surgical spacers on the back of the spine, due to which the gaps between the vertebrae expand.
Treatment in Israeli clinics is one of the most effective and efficient, and the loyal cost of services, high level of service and comfortable conditions explain the fact that hundreds of patients from all over the world visit Israeli medical institutions every year.