What can I do?

You’ve got options. The best treatment is the one that works for you. Doctors typically start by recommending non-surgical treatment that can help you, but sometimes that’s just not enough. Your doctor can help guide you through your treatment choices.

Treatment without surgery

Symptom relief doesn't always mean surgery. Your doctor may recommend a combination of treatments to help get you back to the life you loved. Lifestyle changes, a neck brace or support, physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medicines, and/or spinal epidural injections may help take the edge off the symptoms you are experiencing.


Neck surgery

If you haven’t experienced satisfactory relief of symptoms with medication and/or other non-surgical treatments, your doctor may recommend surgery for your neck (cervical spine). Surgery may allow you to gradually return to some or all of your activities of daily living. See your doctor to discuss your potential benefits and risks.

Important information


Some of the images on this website depict Stryker’s products. Please speak to your doctor if you have questions about these products or anything else in this website.

The information presented is for educational purposes only. Stryker is not dispensing medical advice. Please speak to your doctor to decide if spinal surgery is right for you. Only your doctor can make the medical judgment regarding which products and treatments are right for your own individual condition.

As with any surgery, spinal surgery carries certain risks. Your surgeon will explain all the possible complications of the surgery, as well as side effects. Each spinal surgery patient will experience a different post-operative activity level, depending on his/her own individual clinical factors. Your doctor will help counsel about how to best maintain your activities in order to recover properly from your surgery. Such activities include not engaging in high-impact activities that could de-stabilize any instrumentation that may have been implanted.

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Ask your doctor if spine surgery is right for you.


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