IMED centralizes the areas of expertise necessary for these pathologies (medical, surgical, rehabilitation, diagnosis by imaging) in order to offer the patient a complete course and a defined clinical path that meets their needs in a single place.

The care pathway for spinal pathologies is often winding and complex. The difficulty of precise diagnosis and the choice of the right specialist give rise to many disparate consultations; it is not always easy for the patient to obtain a clear and complete summary of his pathology. Thanks to its multidisciplinary team, IMED makes the management of back disorders more accessible, coordinated and rapid.

While most consultations for back disorders and pathologies result in medical treatment, certain disabling pathologies may be offered surgical treatment when other options are no longer sufficient to improve the patient’s comfort of life.

This is particularly the case of disc pathology, grouping discopathy and herniated disc. It is a pathology of the young subject, linked to the destruction of the disc tissue and which can lead to lumbosciatica, that is to say disabling pain in the back and legs. When there are no signs of neurological severity such as paralysis or unbearable daily pain, medical treatment is sufficient at first.

However, the most advanced cases may benefit from surgery. It can be a micro-discectomy when only a fragment of the damaged disc is responsible for the symptoms or a disc replacement procedure when the intervertebral disc is too altered and no longer performs its stabilizing function. Unfortunately, the reluctance to offer such operations in a patient under the age of 50, combined with the lack of clear and informed information, sometimes delays decision-making. However, surgical management is well codified and compatible with a rapid return to home and daily activities.

IMED, whose improvement in the quality of life of patients is a priority mission, takes it to heart to offer the most suitable therapeutic solution possible to the patient’s functional requirements, and not to allow chronic disabling pain to persist. install. It should be mentioned that the therapeutic process is long, and that an operation of this magnitude is the culmination of a necessary and indispensable multidisciplinary reflection process.

The competence of medical specialists and cutting-edge real-time 3D imaging technologies position the institute as a major player in spine surgery.

IMED is involved in the research and publication of scientific articles for the French Society of Spinal Surgery, which demonstrates its commitment to remain at the forefront of the latest advances in the treatment of spinal pathologies.

To overcome the lack of medical data for patients with spine surgery, the institute has been approaching the evaluation of the patient’s functional disability in an innovative and promising way for 2 years now. Prior to their consultation, patients complete a general pain questionnaire, allowing professionals to assess their condition and abilities before their arrival.

The goal? Analyze the results of the questions and the treatments followed following the consultation in order to identify a general trend, and to try to predict in advance the need to resort to medical, surgical or rehabilitation treatment, making it possible to respond more precisely to the functional problem of each patient

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