Cervical Spine Surgery

Are you tired of neck and nerve pain holding you back from living your life to the fullest? Contact the spine experts at Methodist McKinney Hospital to discuss the benefits of cervical spine surgery.

Cervical spine surgery is a type of spinal surgery that relieves numbness, tingling, pain, and weakness in the neck, shoulders, and upper extremities. If you suffer from any of these symptoms, look no further and contact one of our highly skilled, best in class spine surgeons today and stop the pain at its source.

7 Types of Cervical Spine Surgeries

The cervical spine contains seven vertebrae, C1 through C7. Participation in daily activities can put these vertebrae at risk of inflammation, strain, and damage. When you need relief from pressure on your spinal cord, consider the following surgical treatment options.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion

The doctor removes a herniated disc or bone spur to relieve nerve root and/or spinal cord pressure.

Arthroplasty (Artificial Disc)

This joint replacement surgery involves removing a cervical disc and placing an artificial cervical disc in the empty intervertebral space left behind.

Cervical Laminectomy

This procedure involves extracting part of the vertebral lamina to expand the spinal canal. Making room for the compressed nerve roots reduces pressure on the spinal cord and nerves.

Posterior Foraminotomy

This decompression surgery expands the foramen to make more room for the nerve roots to travel through the spinal canal. This helps relieve pain and inflammation. A foraminotomy is frequently performed alongside a laminectomy.

Posterior Fusion

This procedure merges two vertebrae.

Syrinx to Subarachnoid Shunt

This procedure helps cerebrospinal fluid flow more naturally through the spine.

Tumor Resection

This procedure involves removing a non-cancerous spinal tumor.

Reasons to Get Cervical Spine Surgery

There are a multitude of reasons as to why patients would need to undergo cervical spine surgery. The most common are due to age, spinal instability, disease, and injury.

Spine-related injuries that necessitate cervical spine surgery include:

Herniated disc
Bulging disc
Degenerative disc disease
Spinal stenosis
Bone spurs
Facet joint syndrome
Cervical spondylosis
Cervical myelopathy

Some common symptoms include:

Radiating neck pain
Numbness in the upper extremities
Pain extending into your arms or legs
Muscle weakness
Pain that doesn’t improve over time

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