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Addressing spine diseases

 

The neurosurgeon Panagiotis Kyriakogonas undertakes the treatment of a wide range of diseases of the spine. Having the required expertise and specialization in the overall spinal pathology, as well as many years of clinical experience, he can perform a prompt and accurate diagnosis of the various diseases, while applying modern and valid treatment methods. The therapeutical approach of patients is performed on a personalized basis with consideration to the special needs of each patient, guaranteeing the best possible results.

Ankylosing Spondylitis

What is? It is a chronic inflammatory disease, a subtype of rheumatoid arthritis, that affects the spine and more specifically the facets joints and the ligaments (ossification – bamboo spine)….

Segmental Spinal Instability

What is? We use the term spinal instability to describe the abnormal movement between to adjacent vertebrae. The primary symptom of this condition is axial pain which worsens during movements such…

Cervical Spondylosis

What is? This term is used occasionally synonymously with cervical spinal stenosis. It is a degenerative condition. The stenosis is caused by hypertrophy of the facets joints, and the ligaments …

Disk Herniation

What is? Disk Herniation is a spinal condition in which a tear in the fibrous ring allows the central portion of the disc to bulge out and occasionally damaging neural…

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Spinal Tumors

They are classified in three groups depending on their location: 1. Extradural: those who arise in vertebrae or epidural tissues (primary or metastatic) …

Osteoporotic Fractures

What is? Osteoporosis is a condition of bone fragility due to low bone density and microarchitectural deterioration. As a result, the vertebral bodies may …

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Spondylolisthesis

What is? Spondylolisthesis is an abnormal condition of the spine, where there is a subluxation between adjacent vertebrae. 2nd degree 3rd degree It is usually located between L5-S1 and occasionally…

Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

What is? Lumbar spinal stenosis is caused by the hypertrophy of the facets and ligamentum flavum and thus, narrowing of the AP dimension of the spinal canal occurs. The reduction in…

Spinal Trauma

How it happens? It may involve one or all of the elements below: Muscles Ligaments Bones Neural elements Discs That depends on the amount of the force that has been applied, the mechanism of the injury …