Your cervical spine supports your head and protects your spinal cord. When a disc in your cervical spine suffers damage or disease, it often results in significant neck pain. In these instances, cervical disc replacement may be a viable source of relief.
Cervical disc replacement is a major surgery. The process consists of removing a diseased cervical disc from your spine and inserting an artificial one in its place. Filling the gap with an artificial disc allows you to regain much of your neck’s range of motion and lessens stress on your other vertebrae.
Part of New York Spine Institute’s mission is to provide each and every one of our clients with the highest quality care by the top spinal experts.
NYSI’s team of physicians, led by medical director Alexandre B. de Moura, M.D., FAAOS, are industry leaders that specialize in neck and back disorders.
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If your cervical spine is in poor condition, you may need surgery to replace one or several cervical discs. To be considered a candidate for cervical disc replacement surgery, you must meet the following requirements:
You may not be a candidate for cervical disc replacement surgery if you have any of the following conditions:
Assuring you meet the qualifications for surgery is the first step to determining if you are a candidate for cervical disc replacement.
The surgery to insert a cervical artificial disc replacement can last between two and three hours. The procedure’s steps may differ between surgeons but typically go as follows:
Cervical disc replacement surgery is beneficial for individuals suffering from acute neck pain as the result of a diseased or ruptured disc. When you get a replacement, you will experience:
If you suffer from cervical disc pain or injury and need surgery, New York Spine Institute specialists are here to help you gain pain relief. With our expertise, we ensure every patient receives the best treatment and surgery plan to help them regain neck mobility. Start your journey to cervical disc replacement surgery by scheduling an appointment with us today.