Recovery for posterior cervical fusion

When determining the best procedure for you and your lifestyle, it is important to review all aspects of each procedure, including infection rates, surgical outcomes and associated recovery time. At Laser Spine Institute, our minimally invasive procedures are a safer and effective alternative to traditional open spine surgery.^ Our team is more than happy to offer prospective patients all of the information needed to make an informed decision.

Traditionally, posterior cervical fusion is a highly invasive procedure that is performed only in a hospital setting. However, at Laser Spine Institute, we perform these types of procedures using minimally invasive techniques that are performed on an outpatient basis and have a lower risk of complication compared to traditional surgery.^ If you suffer from conditions such as myelopathy, instability, degeneration or deformity, contact Laser Spine Institute today.

Traditional posterior cervical fusion versus minimally invasive spine surgery

Traditional posterior cervical fusion uses a larger 6- to 8-inch incision that cuts or tears the muscles surrounding the spine. This can lead to a longer and rougher recovery between six months to a year. Traditional open spine surgery has also proved to have a higher risk of infection and other postoperative complications.

Using a small incision on the back of the neck, the highly skilled surgeons at Laser Spine Institute are able to move the muscles apart without unnecessarily cutting and tearing surrounding tissue and ligaments. Once at the targeted area, our surgeons will fuse two or more vertebrae, enhancing stability and alleviating any nerve compression causing pain and discomfort.

Advantages of Laser Spine Institute’s minimally invasive spine surgery:

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Patient satisfaction score of 98^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 98 out of 100 patient recommendation rate^

Find out if our minimally invasive spine surgery would be effective for your condition

Our minimally invasive posterior cervical fusion can relieve the symptoms of compressed nerves and severely herniated discs in the neck (cervical spine). These symptoms include weakness in the hands and arms, radiating or shooting pain, numbness, tingling, localized pain, inability to turn the head or move without pain and trouble with extremity control. Reach out to us today for your free MRI review* to see if you are a potential candidate for surgery at Laser Spine Institute. We can help guide you on your wellness journey.