Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical disc replacement is a new surgery technique performed to replace a damaged, herniated, or painful disc while maintaining motion in the spine. Instead of performing a traditional spinal fusion, an artificial disc is inserted to replace the old damaged disc. The new disc actually moves and is designed to not reduce any motion, a problem common in spinal fusion procedures.

degen_disc_types_label_illus51Conditions to Treat with Cervical Disc Replacement:

  1. Herniated Disc
  2. Degenerated Disc
  3. Spinal Stenosis
  4. Pinched Nerve

Common Symptoms

  1. Neck pain and/or stiffness
  2. Headaches
  3. Radiating pain in shoulder and arm
  4. Muscle weakness in shoulder, arm and/or hand
  5. Tingling or numbness in your arm or fingers

Questions? Ask away!