Is Cervical Disc Replacement Right For You?
If you’re tired of struggling with crippling back and neck pain, let New Jersey Spine Specialists help you return to an active, richer life. Using the latest technologies available, NJSS offers state-of-the-art cervical disc replacement surgery which reduces pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord from herniated cervical discs without sacrificing movement.
An Alternative To Cervical Fusion Surgery
If a surgeon has recommended spine fusion, you may want a 2nd opinion. Previously, cervical spinal fusion attempted to correct the issue by screwing the upper and lower vertebrae to each other. But spinal fusion limits a patient’s range of motion in the neck. Extra pressure on nerve roots can arise without a healthy disc to provide proper spacing between the spine’s vertebrae.
The Benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement vs. Fusion Surgery
At NJSS, we favor cervical dis replacements instead of spinal fusion surgery. The advantages of disc replacement over fusion include:
- Quicker recovery times
- Preserved range of motion in the neck
- Reduced neck pain
- Decreased degeneration of adjacent discs
- Improved spinal stability and alignment
See If You’re A Candidate For Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
During your initial consultation, the surgeons at NJSS will determine whether you qualify for a cervical disc replacement. In most cases, the ideal candidate:
- Has degenerative disc disease that has not responded to conservative treatment
- Is at a stable weight and in good general health
- Has one or two damaged discs
The board-certified orthopedic spine surgeons at New Jersey Spine Specialists have the training, expertise, and experience to assess, diagnose, and treat your injury or condition individually to your needs.
Our team offers a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for degenerative disc disease, including cervical disc replacement.
To learn more, fill out the form below or call (908) 376-1538.