Spinal Diseases


The Spine Diseases Treatment Center is the facility that combines knowledge and experience of the top Polish spine specialists with competences of the renowned orthopaedics clinic.


Owing to the close cooperation of the experts of neurosurgery, orthopaedics, diagnostic, rheumatology, rehabilitation and functional training, we provide consistent and complex aid.


In our clinic, the neurosurgery team is led by prof. dr hab. n. med Mirosław Ząbek, a world authority on neurosurgery, recipient of the Gold Cross of Merit, awarded by the President of Poland.

Given the scale of occurrence, spinal pain syndromes can be viewed as diseases of civilisation. Back problems are usually a result of changes in the lifestyle and are associated with highly developed and urbanized countries. Insufficient physical activity, wrongly chosen weight gaining diet, too short sleep, and most of all a sedentary lifestyle and related to it weakening of back and leg muscles tension are the factors responsible for injuries and diseases within a spine.

If a back pain lasts for more than three days and constantly returns, radiating pains of lower or upper limb, paraesthesia (numbness, tingling), loss of any feeling in limbs, back inflexibility and morning pains occur – you should consult a doctor.



Most spinal diseases can be and should be treated conservatively. This kind of treatment is narrowed to precise diagnosis and restoration of the proper functionality through proper training and rehabilitation, impacting the cause of the disease. A surgery must be performed if anatomical changes of the spine are advanced, conservative treatment is to no effect or the disease is developed enough that what looks like a harmless fall can be a serious injury. A surgery will also be necessary after mechanical injuries.

A surgery itself is not a solution to any spinal disease. What’s important is restoring proper function and protect the spine from further degradation. The most effective are personal classes with a specialist who will adjust a physiotherapeutic program to patient’s shape, abilities and expectations.


Healthy spine is an active spine that uses deep muscles activity for proper movement control. The best medicine to most spinal diseases is regular activity, especially after 30-35 years of age when the intervertebral disc blood flow decreases. We should care for an active spine even when we are sitting in front of the computer for most part of the day – that is sitting in a position that allows natural spinal curves and muscular activity to sustain. Proper sleep also impacts our spine, as well as healthy diet and hydration.


In the Spine Diseases Treatment Center in the Carolina Medical Center we provide you with specialistic consultations, necessary medical and functional imagining, we define and comprehensively implement personal path of treatment. We include conservative and/or operational treatment, as well as hospitalization, rehabilitation, reconstruction and correction of functions and relapse prophylaxis.

The Center specialists have many years of experience in treating any kind of spinal disorder, like:

  • cervical discopathy
  • lumbar discopathy
  • chest discopathy
  • osteoarthritis of the spine
  • sciatica
  • lumbar stenosis
  • posttraumatic spinal disorders
  • ankylosing arthritis of spinal joints.

In the Spine Diseases Treatment Center we conduct full range of spinal surgeries, including:

  • removal of prolapsed spinal disk with decompression of the lumbar part of spinal canal
  • decompression laminectomy
  • removal of lumbar disk with intervertebral implant (DIAM INSWING)
  • two-level stabilization within the lumbar section with or without intervertebral implant and derotation system
  • multi-level stabilization
  • vertebroplasty of the vertebral body within thoracic and lumbar section
  • joint blockage
  • removal of cervical disk
  • removal of two cervical disks
  • removal of three cervical disks
  • cervical corpectomy
  • implantation of one or several movable cervical disks.

Specialists in neurosurgery