How to protect brain and bones

„As a neurosurgeon I recommend to all those doing winter sports to wear a helmet. Back protectors are helpful to avoid severe injuries of the thoracic and lumbar spine" says Dr. Armin Helmbrecht. The neurosurgeon and spine specialists works at the Apex Spine Center in Munich.

Better call for help in any case of doubt: Members of the Allgäu mountain rescue service train for emergencies and prepare a colleague for safe transport to the hospital.

Sun, snow and danger of injuries: Especially brain and spine injuries can have severe impact. In an AZ report neurosurgeon Dr. Armin Helmbrecht explains the risks.

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I needed to tell just one sentence and diagnosis was established and then also confirmed by imaging techniques. Neither the orthopedic specialist nor the radiologist I had visited before, had identified the herniated disc. They told me to do some sports and that surgery would not help. Immediately after the surgery in the ATOS clinic, my symptoms disappeared and I was also pain free. Absolute number 1 address for spinal disc problems.


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