Cervical artificial disc replacement is currently one of the most advanced and successful treatments for neck pain caused by a herniated disc, bone spurs or a failed neck surgery, such as a neck (cervical) fusion. Full neck motion paired with fast, long-lasting pain relief is the typical result.
With a 98% success rate, our doctors at NJ Spine and Orthopedic are national leaders at performing cervical artificial disc replacements and offer industry-leading technology to provide patients who qualify the ultimate outpatient solution to their neck pain.
The primary purpose for an artificial disc is to preserve the function and mobility of the spine. It is a perfect alternative to cervical fusion and is more effective in eliminating the problem of diseased discs.
Cervical disc replacement is much like cervical discectomy except for the fact that the problematic disc is replaced with an artificial disc in cervical disc replacement, unlike in discectomy, where the affected disc is not replaced.
The surgeon begins the procedure by making a tiny incision in front of the neck. An imaging device called a fluoroscope is used to view the affected area during surgery. The surgeon uses specially designed tools to completely remove the affected disc.
The disc space is restored to its original height to relieve pressure on the surrounding nerves before an artificial disc is fixed. This is very important, because when a disc is damaged it usually shrinks in height and can apply pressure to the nearby nerves.
The entire procedure takes about an hour. Because tissues and muscles are only moved and not cut, pain and bleeding is considerably reduced.
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There are many advantages to the artificial cervical disc replacement over fusion, including:
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Mobi-C Disc Replacement
If you want to stop your neck pain caused by a herniated disc, doctors will first recommend conservative treatment options. Within six months, if these methods fail to bring you relief, doctors will fuse (or immobilize) the affected disc(s). A fusion can offer initial repair, but the immobility and rigid results often create new problems that cause vertebrae surrounding the fused segments to overwork and prematurely wear out, typically leading to a failed fusion and the need for a second surgery.
Mobi-C cervical disc replacement is a great alternative to neck fusions and is the newest device designed to replace cervical discs. The Mobi-C is specifically designed to provide a two-level disc replacement for those who have a neck condition that spreads to more than one disc, or have undergone a fusion and are unhappy with the results.
Bryan Disc Replacement
An artificial disc is a man-made device that is inserted between the vertebrae in your neck to replace your own natural spinal disc that is the source of pain. Non-surgical methods such as pain medications, injections and physical therapy are prescribed first, but when these treatments fail to provide sufferers with relief, a cervical fusion is often recommended. Unfortunately, fusions come with immobility accompanied by many side effects, and have a low success rate.
BRYAN cervical disc replacement, an alternative to fusion, removes all or a portion of the damaged disc to relieve pain caused by pressure on the nerves and to restore your spine’s stability and alignment. Cervical fusion, just as it sounds, fuses together discs in the neck to inhibit movement in the affected set of vertebrae to provide immediate pain relief. Failed neck fusions are very common, but it doesn’t have to happen to you.
If you suffer from neck pain from a persistent herniated disc, a bone spur that needs to be removed, or a failed neck fusion and need a single disc removed, the Bryan Artificial Disc may be the right solution for you. Let NJ Spine & Ortho help you. Contact us now.
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