Cervical Disc Replacement with Expert Neurosurgeons
he cervical spine is comprised of seven vertebral bones separated from each other by a total of six discs. Their combined function is to allow for the movement of the head and neck. If a disc becomes disfigured, or misaligned, the patient feels pain radiating down the arms (cervical myelopathy), possibly the loss of strength and movement of the arm(s) or leg(s). A cervical disc replacement, also referred to as total disc arthroplasty (TDR) or artificial disc replacement (ADR), is a possible treatment option. Cervical disc replacements can be used to treat several types of cervical degenerative disc disease. The outcome from cervical disc replacement surgery benefits the patient by preserving mobility.
The Benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery
Often due to the aging process discs break down causing compression of the two adjacent vertebrae and compression or “pinching” on the nerve roots. Brain neurosurgeons, who are extensively trained nerve and spine surgeons, perform cervical disc replacement surgery, removing damaged and degenerating discs and replacing them with an artificial disc. This artificial disc is implanted to safely and comfortably maintains the proper distance between vertebrae and restores pain-free spine mobility. This surgery can be completed within two hours. For post-operative recovery, patients normally go home the same day as surgery. If patients are compliant with their physical therapy, they can typically advance to performing simple light tasks within 1-2 weeks.
The outcome from cervical disc replacement surgery benefits the patient in many ways including protecting adjacent discs and preserving mobility.
Multiple Locations To Serve All of Northern New Jersey
North Jersey Spine Group (NJSG) understands how cervical spine pain and the loss of strength or movement can drastically affect an individual’s life. Trusted NJSG neurosurgeons, also spine surgeons, physiatrists, pain management physicians, and physical therapists collectively work to best alleviate neck and back pain through cervical disc replacement surgery. With multiple office locations spanning across Northern NJ from Essex County to Passaic County as well as the surrounding towns of Montclair, Paramus and Hackensack, NJ, patients are welcome to learn more about cervical disc replacement surgery by contacting NJSG today.