Posterior cervical fusion recovery

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, we offer the most effective and successful procedures available, which is why we are transparent by offering our prospective patients all of the information needed to make an informed decision.

Traditionally, posterior cervical fusion has been performed very invasively and only in a hospital setting. However, as medicine and technology continue to evolve, our expert surgeons at Laser Spine Institute are able to effectively perform these types of procedures using minimally invasive techniques that greatly reduce the associated risks and recovery time.

Performed through a small incision on the back of the neck, our skilled surgeons are able to move the muscle apart, avoiding cutting and tearing of surrounding tissue and ligaments. Once at the targeted area, our surgeons will fuse two or more vertebrae, enhancing stability and alleviating any nerve compression or impingement causing pain and discomfort.

With traditional open neck surgery, a larger incision is required and often there is more internal cutting and tearing of the muscles surrounding the spine. This can lead to a longer and rougher recovery. Traditional open neck and back surgery has proved to have a higher risk of infection and other postoperative complications.

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

  • No lengthy recovery^
  • Patient satisfaction score of 96^
  • Board-certified surgeons+
  • Less than 1-inch incision
  • Outpatient procedure
  • 97 out of 100 patient recommendation rate^

If you suffer from conditions such as myelopathy, instability, degeneration or deformity, contact Laser Spine Institute today. 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.

Call now for your MRI review to see if you are a candidate for surgery at Laser Spine Institute.