Clinic Bel Etage
Clinic Bel Etage
Conservative Orthopedics at Clinic Bel Etage Düsseldorf

Conservative Orthopedics

Pain in ligaments, joints and muscles affects many people for a variety of reasons. In order to get these problems under control, professional diagnosis and care are the basic prerequisites. In the Clinic Bel Etage, our experts use computer tomography and a trained eye to analyze the existing complaints and develop an appropriate therapy, taking into account your circumstances. The department of conservative orthopedics aims to identify and treat existing complaints with the help of a posture analysis and corrective measures. In addition to posture corrections in the form of individual orthotics, our private clinic offers therapy sessions to build up muscles and regenerate the affected areas. Another focus of conservative orthopedics is pain therapy. This involves the minimally invasive and targeted treatment of chronic pain through the use of microtherapy.

Pain therapy

Pain therapy includes all procedures that lead to targeted pain relief. In addition to surgical procedures and conventional, medicinal pain therapy, as well as the use of physiotherapeutic means, microtherapy is of utmost importance. On the one hand, there are clear clinical pictures which entail a relatively simple treatment. On the other hand, most cases of “non-specific back pain” require an exact localization of the source of the pain before the correct treatment strategy can be defined. The success of a treatment starts exactly at this point. In the large number of known pain patterns that arise by means of MRI diagnostics, several areas come into question that may be responsible for the pain origin. Given the complexity of the spine and the potentially responsible causes of pain from the nerves, joints and intervertebral discs, microtherapy is our treatment of choice for accurate differentiation and treatment. The treatments can be applied by means of injections or radiofrequency therapy particularly precisely to the said areas. The question of where the causative pain comes from is thus answered precisely.

Correction of the bad posture

The answer to the question regarding the origin of pain in back and neck problems brings up many potential factors. In addition to the tendency to connective tissue weakness and the resulting disc problems or spondylolisthesis, the possibly incorrect posture of the affected patient is a particular, but also treatable aspect of the development of pain. Due to the handedness, humans are not symmetrical. Within the framework of spinal measurements, the asymmetry of the body can be recorded in the case of pelvic twisting or in the case of a difference in shoulder height. After the analysis has been carried out, it is necessary to correct the existing incorrect posture as sustainably as possible. But what is the best way to achieve this? This is where an orthotic system based on neurophysiological findings and specially adapted to each patient comes into play. The damage caused over the years by incorrect loading can be compensated for by this method. Back, neck and head pain associated with incorrect loading should thus be alleviated and treated. Muscular imbalances and the associated asymmetry of the body are compensated within the scope of the treatment addressed and the entire body condition is brought back into balance. By means of spinal measurement, the correction of posture, can be demonstrably controlled in the course of treatment.

Muscular stabilization

Many patients ask themselves what measures can be taken to prevent the symptoms they have overcome from recurring. After pain therapy and posture correction has been carried out, the aim is to maintain the improvement in symptoms that has been achieved. This newly acquired condition is achieved with a plan adapted to the underlying disease and developed in cooperation with our local physiotherapy. For this purpose, the patient learns the selected exercises and continues them in the home environment during the further course of therapy. In order to avoid or successfully slow down a possible reoccurrence of pain, the physiotherapeutic measures learned for home use are an important aspect and must be taught to each patient individually.

Dr. med. Ralf Schmidt

Chief Physician in Orthopedics
Specialist in Revision Surgery

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