The minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion is an effective alternative to the traditional cervical fusion.
Unlike traditional open neck fusions, the minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion allows the surgeon to enter the back of the neck through a very small incision, avoiding the trauma associated with larger incisions and tissue damage.
Because this approach eliminates the need for invasive measures, patients are able to get back to their daily routines much sooner . Other benefits include:
- Reduced risk of infection and complication
- Shorter or no hospital stay
- Small incision, generally less than 1-inch
- Minimal scarring
- Shorter overall recovery
What is our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion?
Our minimally invasive posterior cervical fusion is a decompression and stabilization procedure performed through the back of the neck, which allows the surgeon to alleviate the compression of affected nerves, while restoring natural disk height and stabilizing the spine.
Once the incision is made at the site of the impacted vertebrae, the surgeon will fuse together two or more vertebrae, stabilizing the spine and relieving the chronic or severe symptoms associated with spinal instability, compressed nerves or other disc-related conditions.
Common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion?
The human spine is comprised of vertebrae that run the length of the neck and back. Each vertebra is cushioned by a disc, to protect the nerves that run along the spinal cord, allowing you to move and bend freely without pain.
The most common spine conditions treated by our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion are a result of disc bulges or herniations that are severe enough to affect their ability to provide protection to adjacent vertebrae and therefore lead to compression of the spinal cord or nerve roots, causing severe pain.
The minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion is able to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Bulging discs
- Herniated discs
- Degenerative disc disease
- Pinched Nerve
- Spinal instability
- Slipped or deformed vertebra
If you are suffering from these or similar conditions, you may be able to find relief through our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion.
Common symptoms relieved by our minimally invasive posterior cervical spinal fusion?
This procedure has brought numerous patients relief from some of the most debilitating and chronic symptoms, including:
- Numbness in hands or arms
- Radiating pain
- Localized pain in the neck
- Loss of motion
- Inability to move without pain
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