Vertebrology is a branch of medicine at the intersection of orthopedics, neurology and neurosurgery. A vertebrologist specializes in a targeted diagnosis of back pain, prevention, and treatment of spinal diseases, such as hernias, protrusions, and postural problems. Consultation with a vertebrologist is also necessary for people who lead a sedentary lifestyle, as the need to sit in one position for a long time often leads to discomfort and back pain.

What diseases does a vertebrologist treat in Dnipr?

A vertebrologist diagnoses and treats problems such as:

  • rachiocampsis,
  • osteochondrosis,
  • spondylosis,
  • intervertebral hernias and protrusions,
  • pinched nerves,
  • neuralgia,
  • myositis,
  • pain in various parts of the spine: cervicalgia is the pain in the cervical region, thoracalgiais the pain in the thoracic region, lumbodynia is the pain in the lumbosacral region,
  • narrowing of the spinal canals,
  • spinal injuries.

The specialist also helps in case of secondary diseases: headache, dizziness, tinnitus, numbness of the arms and legs, if pinched nerve roots cause them.

A vertebrologist can select effective treatment and rehabilitation after spinal surgery.

What symptoms should you contact an orthopedist-vertebrologist for in Dnipro?

Symptoms which you should make an appointment with an orthopedist-vertebrologist for:

  • discomfort or pain in the neck, chest or lower back that radiates to the limbs,
  • numbness or pins and needles in the arms or legs,
  • loss of sensation in the limbs,
  • pain when touching the protruding processes of the spine,
  • constant tension in the muscles,
  • restrictions in movement and stiffness in the back,
  • palpitations or heart pain if the ECG results are within normal limits,
  • frequent dizziness,
  • nausea,
  • tinnitus,
  • posture disorders,
  • changes in blood pressure.

How are vertebrology diseases diagnosed at N1 Clinic?

To make an accurate diagnosis, an orthopedist-vertebrologist carefully listens to the patient’s history and complaints, examines the patient and may prescribe additional diagnostics:

  • ultrasound examination to see superficial damage,
  • MRI or CT if you need to understand the condition of soft tissues and muscles.

Only after a complete examination, the doctor prescribes an individual treatment plan.

What treatment methods for vertebrology diseases are used at N1 Clinic?

The choice of treatment method depends on the diagnosis made by the orthopedist-vertebrologist. The specialist will begin with conservative treatment methods:

  • massage,
  • physiotherapy,
  • spinal manipulation, such as an adjustment,
  • periarticular and intraarticular blockades,
  • physiotherapy,
  • rehabilitation therapy,
  • hardware traction.

If conservative treatment does not help, a vertebrologist may prescribe surgery.

What are the advantages of treatment with an orthopedist-vertebrologist at N1 Clinic?

The clinic’s orthopedic doctors will conduct a full diagnosis of your condition in order to choose the most effective treatment.

And our medical director of N1 Clinic, Naumenko Artem, is a specialist vertebrologist who knows the modern technique of an adjustment.

A spinal adjustment affects all structures that surround the spine. This treatment method can help relieve chronic problems such as headaches, muscle spasms and sleep disorders.

During this procedure, muscle tension relaxes, blood vessels dilate, and pressure decreases as the blood supply is restored, and the patient feels instant relief and recovery.