Cervical Disc Replacement
Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged discs in the neck. For example, discs damaged from conditions like a degenerative disc disease or disc herniation are replaced with artificial discs during the procedure. However, at Central NJ Spine, this particular procedure is only recommended if more conservative treatment options fail to improve the problem.
Benefits of Cervical Disc Replacement
There are many benefits of cervical disc replacement, including the fact that it often relieves pain in the arms, shoulder, and neck associated with disc herniation or degenerative disc conditions. Another big benefit, and one of the primary reasons why patients seek out this procedure, is it often results in a better range of motion in the neck and a faster recovery period.
What to Expect
When you meet with the skilled team of doctors at Central NJ Spine, you’ll get started with a consultation to discuss your medical history, any available test results, and options for treatment. When we do go forward with surgery as a treatment option, you can rest assured that Central NJ Spine only uses the most up-to-date technology and procedures and strives to ensure that our patients can return home soon after the procedure. Additionally, shortly after the procedure, many patients experience noticeable pain relief almost instantly.
The Recovery Period
After the procedure has been performed, the staff at Central NJ Spine will always provide instructions for taking care of yourself and will answer any questions you might have. Post-surgery appointments will also be scheduled to keep tabs on your recovery.
For more information about spinal surgery and other options for treatment or to schedule a consultation, contact us at Central NJ Spine at 201-646-5146.