The sciatic nerves travel through the lower spine, the buttock and leg regions into the foot. The inflammation of these nerves is called "Sciatica", and can leave the patient with a persistent discomfort in his or her lower back and legs. If left untreated, the discomfort can escalate to severe pain in the patient. Visit Dr. Batlle to learn about how WellSpine can relieve your Sciatica pain.
Among the most common back injuries experienced by patients, a herniated disc is the bulging or rupturing of a spinal disc. In extreme cases, the viscous interior of the disc can actually disrupt the outer layer and enter the patient's body. This condition is most frequently corrected through a disectomy.
Spinal Stenosis, the condition in which the patient's spinal canal begins to tighten, restricts the nerve roots and spinal cord making comfortable movement increasingly difficult. If it goes untreated, the spinal canal can continue to narrow, which will continue to pinch the patient's nerve roots and create astounding pain.
The New XLIF® Procedure is a minimally invasive spinal surgery procedure that offers major advantages for both the patient and the surgeon. It requires a smaller incision and is less traumatic to the body’s normal tissues, resulting in a faster, less painful recovery.Learn more about the new XLIF® Procedure
Dr. Batlle specializes in minimally invasive spine surgery and complex reconstructive spinal surgery.
Every patient is evaluated individually to determine the most appropriate treatment approach.
You might be a candidate for WellSpine if you have experienced some or all of the following symptoms:
For when a lumbar fusion is required due to degenerative spinal diseases.
Herniated (or prolapsed) lumbar discs are a common cause of backache and sciatica.
Spinal fusion operations have improved considerably over the past decade through the use of XLIF®