Cervical Spine Injury Fusion

Questions? Call Toll-Free 1-

Contact us today. We're here for you seven days a week.

Contact Us By Phone 1-
Am I a Candidate for Surgery? Learn More
Request an MRI Review Submit Information

Cervical Spine Injury Fusion

Cervical Pain

As serious as a cervical spine injury can be, fusion is not always the only treatment method. If you have chronic neck pain due to trauma, overuse, a degenerative condition or any other type of anatomical abnormality, you should consider all of your options before deciding on any type of surgery. In fact, some spine injuries may simply be strains or sprains of the muscles and ligaments that surround the spine, either of which can be successfully treated with a course of non-operative, conservative treatment.

Bone grafts for cervical spine injury fusion

Fusion of the spine is extremely involved and is an invasive surgery when performed as a traditional open spine procedure. A surgeon will access your cervical spine either anteriorly (through the front of the neck) or posteriorly (through the back of the neck). A discectomy is performed, and the disc space is filled with bone grafts. Ideally, the grafted bone will fuse with the existing vertebrae over a period of time, thus stabilizing that section of the spine. Bone grafts can be obtained in the following ways:

Autograft – bone taken from the same person receiving the graft, often from areas like the pelvis, jaw, chin or ribs.
Allograft – bone taken from someone other than the individual receiving the graft, often from cadavers whose tissues are at bone banks.
Synthetic bone material – artificial bone can be created through a variety of chemical processes; growth factors are also used with synthetic bone material to increase the chances of osteoblastic success.

Minimally invasive options

Some risks of traditional open spine fusion include muscle trauma, nerve damage and infection. If the potential complications of a traditional cervical spine fusion are making you so anxious that you don’t want to seek lasting relief from neck pain, it may be time to contact Laser Spine Institute. Our minimally invasive spinal decompression procedures have helped tens of thousands of people find relief from back pain, without the risks and lengthy recovery periods of traditional open spine surgery.

Browse Related Resources

Need an immediate response?

Our live chat feature allows you to talk instantly with a representative.

  • - -

Download your info packet on
Minimally Invasive
Spine Surgery

& receive our e-newsletter.

También disponible en español

What is Laser Spine Surgery? Can Laser Spine Institute Help You?

You can get these answers by attending a medical seminar.

Back to Health

Be inspired, informed and connected.

Expert answers, informational videos and inspiring stories of patients who returned to life at its fullest with Laser Spine Institute.

Laser Spine Wellness

Patient Reviews and Stories

Natalie Gulbis shares her story about her road to recovery from back pain after minimally invasive surgery.

Learn about Natalie Gulbis' Recovery

Meet our Physicians and Surgeons

Our medical professionals know that you expect excellence in terms of medical attention. We strive to go Above and Beyond your expectations and deliver quality, patient-centered care at each of our surgery centers.

Learn about our physicians & medical staff