Anterior Cervical Discectomy Surgery with Fusion
For Neck & Arm Pain Relief Caused By Cervical And Neck Fusion
The vertebral bodies in the neck are separated by discs. When disc material herniates, it can press on either the spinal cord or the nerves traveling to the arms. The patient may experience pain traveling down the arm in the distribution of the compressed nerve, or the patient may experience weakening or partial paralysis in the arms and legs below the level of the spinal cord compression by the disc.
An operation can be performed to go through the front of the neck, remove the disc, replace the interspace with a graft to fuse the adjacent vertebral bodies and place a small metal plate into the front of the vertebral bodies to secure them properly in place.