The back is a crucial part of the locomotor system which has two main functions: a mechanical function which consists of maintaining and transmitting the weight of the head, upper limbs and trunk towards the legs; and the second is a neurological function which protects the spinal cord and the nerves that go towards the pelvis and legs.
As the years go by and due to the natural ageing process the structure and bone strength that make up the spine tends to decrease. As a result, the discs begin to lose fluid and flexibility which reduces their ability to cushion the vertebrae and increases the risk of experiencing back pain.
The Spine Unit performs the most modern and minimally invasive techniques, ranging from pain treatment through infiltrations to more complex surgeries such as scoliosis or tumour surgeries. The Unit is committed to the use of minimally invasive techniques as well as endoscopy of the spine.
With regard to degenerative spinal disorders, the unit is a benchmark for the use and development of dynamic spinal systems which greatly reduce the aggressiveness of the operation and long-term complications. The use of dynamic spinal systems aids to prevent one of the most common complications in spine surgery, known as the adjacent segment syndrome. This technique enables the connection between the operated and healthy area to be more elastic, which allows for a gradual transition of loads on the spine and allows for a better quality of life over time in patients operated in the spine.