The orthopedic surgeon and member of Top Doctors, Dr. Jaume Soler Subirats, coordinates a team of leading experts and technicians in Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit. This unit is the result of the enthusiasm that many specialists like Dr. Subirats Soler have put in the treatment of disc pathology, sometimes confusing diagnosis. This area is inspired by the pioneering unit in Europe ( EUNI ) directed by Dr. Alexandre Alberto Italy, Sevilla unit of Drs. Salgado and Albarreal and the Dr. Marin de Madrid.
The birth of the unity of percutaneous treatment of disc herniation arises from the need to solve the problems caused by postoperative risks involved conventional surgery, such as infection or nerve damage. An estimated 80 % of the population is affected by back problems due to poor posture, work stress or injury. In 20 % of cases these conditions result in disc herniation.
The pathology of disc herniation is common in young or middle-aged and is produced by the output of the core of the intervertebral disc backwards, irritating and compressing a nerve roots leading strength and sensitivity limb and vertebral area.
From the Minimally Invasive Surgery Unit consider essential complement different methods for the treatment of disc herniation as Orthokine therapy, ozonoterapia, nucleopastia or assisted microdiscectomy coblation (CAM ) as alternative techniques to classical microscopic surgery.
The innovative therapy Orhokine allows a natural and non aggressive treatment of osteoarthritis with the application of the protective proteins Interleukin-1 (IL-1 Ra). This protein is extracted from the patient's own blood and combined with other components, the conditioned serum Orthokine that will have an anti-inflammatory effect of pain reduction and protective cartilage is obtained.
In addition, serum Orthokine help slowing continuous process of destruction of cartilage in our joints and spine. The messenger proteins such as IL-1 cells inform there an injury or an infection that can become chronic as in the case of osteoarthritis and chronic back pain.
Regarding the ozonoterapia, the medical ozone is injected into the herniated disc and acts on the nerve root and the nucleus pulposus of the disc, on which causes a dehydrating action that reduces its volume. In addition, immediately, ozone occurs in the ganglion and nerve root in a series of biochemical reactions that neutralize the excessive formation of acids radicals involved in the production of defamation and pain. This technique is applied under local anesthesia and sedation controlled by the anesthesiologist and control RX. Patients of any age are advised not want or can not undergo the surgical risk. Experts believe the technique of choice in the future by the minimal risks, in addition to offering a 80 % success of back pain caused by a herniated disc.