The neck maintains its upright structure because of the seven bones known as vertebrae. Each vertebra is separated by six cartilaginous discs, which support the movement of the head and neck. Damaged discs lose their pliability and shape as they degenerate, which causes the discs to become thin and brittle. A damaged or misaligned disc, leads to pressure either on nerve roots or on the extremely sensitive spinal cord. This causes pain, weakness, and the inability to move either one or both arms and legs.
To relieve a patient’s pain and restore their ability to function, doctors may suggest either removing a portion of the damaged disc or replacing it. A neck or cervical disc replacement is referred to as a total disc arthroplasty (TDR) or artificial disc replacement (ADR). The procedure involves the removal of a damaged or herniated cervical disc and replacing it with an artificial disc device. A cervical disc replacement can also treat several types of degenerative spine and disc diseases. The surgery is minimally invasive with patients returning home the same day and back to their regular activities in a shorter period of time. This procedure is performed by our highly qualified neurosurgeons for patients in Jersey City and the surrounding area.
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics Eliminates Back Pain Through Cervical Disc Replacement
Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics realizes how neck pain and the loss of strength or movement can negatively affect an individual’s quality-of-life. With our board-certified neurosurgeons’ leading individualized treatment plans, patients within the surrounding area of Jersey City will experience relief from neck pain.
The renowned spine experts at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics collectively work to alleviate all causes of neck pain and back pain. When necessary, a cervical disc replacement will be recommended. After years of extensive training and experience, our spine surgeons perform meticulous cervical disc replacement surgery that routinely results in the restoration of pain free cervical mobility and a return back to all activities.
If you have questions about cervical disc replacement surgery or any other back pain treatments, call (973) 633-1122 today to speak with one of our board-certified neurosurgeons. With several convenient locations in Northern New Jersey, the spine experts at Centers for Neurosurgery, Spine, and Orthopedics offer only the most effective treatments for each and every spine condition.
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