What is neck surgery?
When non-surgical treatments like physical therapy and medication don’t bring relief, your doctor may recommend surgery based on your specific neck issues. Doctors perform more than 200,000 neck surgeries per year in the US.1 Depending on your particular diagnosis, your doctor may recommend stabilizing or replacing vertebrae or vertebral structures that have become unstable through an injury, disease, or wear and tear that occur as you age.
Common types of neck surgery
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
A type of spine surgery that is performed through an incision made on the front of the neck utilizing implants and spinal fusion* to help relieve pressure on a compressed spinal cord and/or nerve.Learn more
Laminectomy and fusion
A type of spine surgery that is performed through an incision made on the back of the neck utilizing implants and spinal fusion* to help relieve pressure on a compressed spinal cord and/or nerve.Learn more
A type of spine surgery that is performed through an incision made on the back of the neck utilizing implants to help relieve pressure on a compressed spinal cord and or/nerve.Learn more
A type of spine surgery that is performed through an incision made on the back of the neck utilizing bone removal to help relieve pressure on a compressed spinal cord and/or nerve.Learn more
In general, surgical treatment options presented by your surgeon are aimed at relieving pressure on nerve roots in an attempt to address pain.
*The placement of these implants is intended to assist in a healing process called spinal fusion. If successful, spinal fusion will typically take place in the weeks and months following surgery, and can be assessed by your surgeon on imaging studies (e.g. x-rays) taken during follow up visits.
- Spinal Implants. Medtech 360. Market Insights. US. 2021. Millennium Research Group, Inc.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT SPINE SURGERY
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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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