Cervical Disc Replacement — treatment for diseased cervical disc in neck
Patients who have a deteriorated disc in the cervical (neck) spine may experience pain, numbness or tingling in the neck, arm and fingers. This continual pain, if left untreated, could result in a restriction of activity and quality of life.
At Laser Spine Institute, we understand the frustration you are experiencing from your chronic pain. Searching for treatment options for your neck pain without having a specific plan of action can yield confusing and unhelpful results. Our team at Laser Spine Institute evaluates each patient with a comprehensive medical review before surgery to ensure that our minimally invasive spine surgery is the best treatment option for your spine condition.
Patients who suffer from chronic neck stiffness, pain, and headaches, who have not responded to conservative treatments, might benefit from our cervical disc replacement procedure.
What is cervical disc replacement?
Our cervical disc replacement procedure is a minimally invasive procedure in which an unhealthy vertebral disc is replaced by a new, artificial disc to relieve the pressure on surrounding nerves and help stabilize the spine.
The neck area (cervical) of your spine is made up of seven bones stacked on top of each other. The cervical discs are found in between each vertebra and act as a cushion to help the neck move and bend without affecting the surrounding nerves. If a cervical disc becomes diseased, the vertebrae might lose support and impact a nerve along the spine, thus resulting in pain and discomfort. During our cervical disc replacement procedure, we remove the diseased disc and replace it with an artificial disc to add cushion between the vertebrae and stabilize the spine.
Our cervical disc replacement procedure is a minimally invasive alternative to a traditional neck fusion surgery.
Common symptoms caused by a diseased cervical disc
Symptoms caused by a diseased cervical disc can vary based on the individual and the intensity of the spine condition. The most common symptoms treated by the cervical disc replacement procedure include:
- Neck pain and/or stiffness
- Radiating pain in shoulder and arm
- Muscle weakness in shoulder, arm and/or hand
- Tingling or numbness in your arm or fingers
If you are experiencing some of these symptoms and you have been diagnosed with or suspect you have a diseased cervical disc, please call our Spine Care Consultants. Our consultants at Laser Spine Institute can help evaluate your situation and determine your candidacy for our cervical disc replacement procedure or one of our other minimally invasive procedures by reviewing your most recent MRI and medical history.
Advantages of Laser Spine Institute
Our team at Laser Spine Institute offers minimally invasive alternatives to traditional open neck and open back surgery. Since 2005, we’ve helped more than 60,000 patients find relief from chronic neck and back pain. Our patients and results speak to the advantages of Laser Spine Institute.
Here are a few reasons why we are the leader in minimally invasive spine surgery:
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
- 99 percent patient recommendation rate^
If you would like more information about our cervical disc replacement procedure or the other minimally invasive spine surgeries we offer, please contact us via website or phone. Take the next step to find relief from your chronic pain and recapture your quality of life.