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Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Disc Replacement — treatment for diseased cervical disc in neck

Patients who have a deteriorated disc in the cervical (neck) spine may experience pain, numbness or tingling in the neck, arm and fingers. This continual pain, if left untreated, could result in a restriction of activity and quality of life.

At Total Spine & Orthopedics, we understand the frustration you are experiencing from your chronic pain. Searching for treatment options for your neck pain without having a specific plan of action can yield confusing and unhelpful results. Our team at Total Spine & Orthopedics evaluates each patient with a comprehensive medical review before surgery to ensure that our minimally invasive spine surgery is the best treatment option for your spine condition.

Patients who suffer from chronic neck stiffness, pain, and headaches, who have not responded to conservative treatments, might benefit from our cervical disc replacement procedure.

What is cervical disc replacement?

Our cervical disc replacement procedure is a minimally invasive procedure in which an unhealthy vertebral disc is replaced by a new, artificial disc to relieve the pressure on surrounding nerves and help stabilize the spine.

The neck area (cervical) of your spine is made up of seven bones stacked on top of each other. The cervical discs are found in between each vertebra and act as a cushion to help the neck move and bend without affecting the surrounding nerves. If a cervical disc becomes diseased, the vertebrae might lose support and impact a nerve along the spine, thus resulting in pain and discomfort. During our cervical disc replacement procedure, we remove the diseased disc and replace it with an artificial disc to add cushion between the vertebrae and stabilize the spine.

Cervical Disc Replacement is commonly used to treat issues such as a herniated disc in the neck

Our cervical disc replacement procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional neck fusion surgery.

What symptoms can be alleviated with a cervical disc replacement?

Symptoms caused by a diseased cervical disc can vary based on the individual and the intensity of the spine condition. The most common symptoms treated by the cervical disc replacement procedure include:

  • Neck pain and/or stiffness
  • Headaches
  • Radiating pain in shoulder and arm
  • Muscle weakness in shoulder, arm and/or hand
  • Tingling or numbness in your arm or fingers

If you are experiencing some of these symptoms and you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have a diseased cervical disc, please call and speak with one of our Patient Advocates. Our consultants at Total Spine & Orthopedics can help evaluate your situation and determine your candidacy for our cervical disc replacement procedure or one of our other minimally invasive procedures by reviewing your most recent MRI and medical history.

What are the advantages of a minimally invasive total disc replacement surgery?

Our team at Total Spine & Orthopedics offers minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open neck and open back surgery. Here are a few reasons why we are the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • No lengthy recovery
  • Board-certified surgeons
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure

If you would like more information about our cervical disc replacement procedure or the other minimally invasive spine surgeries we offer, please contact us via our website or phone. Take the next step to find relief from your chronic pain and recapture your quality of life.

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