Cervical Total Disc Replacement
When you need surgery for the cervical spine, there are challenges concerning the spinal cord. Due to the location of the spinal cord, surgeons are restricted in what they can do to provide patients with pain relief and increased mobility. Treatment for the cervical spine often involves the central cervical spine discs, which cannot be treated from the back of the neck in the same way as the lumbar spine due to these complications.
If you have central herniated discs, an experienced surgeon can perform removal from the front of the neck. As these discs play an important role in conveying the weight of the head in relation to the vertebrae, a plate insertion is needed to support the vertebrae above and below the point of fusion immobility to restore fusion. This is a delicate treatment that requires the level of skill possessed by the team at the Allied Pain & Spine Institute.
Benefits of Total Disc Replacement
Total disc replacement is an innovative surgical technique that provides patients with greater mobility than procedures that fuse the disc space. The potential for degeneration is thought to be reduced with total replacement due to increased movement. At the Allied Pain & Spine Institute, it is our goal to offer patients comprehensive treatment options, such as total disc replacement, to increase the potential for longer lasting pain relief and mobility after the procedure.
We believe that innovation in treatment is the way forward for patients. Cervical total disc replacement is one of many treatments that have produced excellent results for our patients. Call our offices for a consultation if you are suffering from a cervical disc injury or condition that potentially requires surgery.
Reach out to the Allied Pain & Spine Institute today to find out more about the surgical and non-surgical options available from our team of spine treatment experts.