Patients suffering from a cervical (neck) spine condition may experience chronic neck pain or shooting pain in the head, arm, and/or fingers. This continual pain can become debilitating and cause a decrease in activity and quality of life.
At Total Spine & Orthopedics, we want you to know that we understand the pain you are experiencing. Many of our patients suffered for years from chronic and radiating pain before turning to us for a solution. Our minimally invasive spine surgery is designed to treat your spine condition with less recovery time* and lower infection risk than traditional open neck or open back surgery.
Like the other types of minimally invasive surgeries at Total Spine & Orthopedics, our anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is performed through a small incision in the front of the neck. The surgeon will make a small tunnel to the spine by moving aside the muscles in the neck. With the help of a special X-ray, the surgeon will then remove the damaged disc. After the disc is removed, the surgeon will insert a bone or small titanium plate to immediately stabilize the spine.
Our anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a minimally invasive procedure used to treat a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease found in your cervical (neck) spine. A herniated disc occurs when one of the discs between the vertebrae develops a weak spot and protrudes beyond its normal designated space, which may cause pressure on the surrounding nerves. Degenerative disc disease occurs when the cartilage found in the discs and joints of your spine begins to gradually deteriorate, causing the surrounding nerves to be compressed.
People who suffer from pain caused by a herniated disc or degenerative disc disease in the neck may consider an ACDF procedure.
Herniated discs and degenerative disc disease in the cervical (neck) spine often cause pain by compressing the nearby nerve. While symptoms may vary depending on the severity of the condition and other medical factors, the general symptoms of these two conditions include:
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