If you are experiencing intractable neck pain and/or arm pain, you may be suffering from a ruptured or herniated disc. In your neck, disc material can exert pressure on the nearby delicate nerves and spinal cord. The initial symptom, in most instances, is pain in either neck or the arm.
Through advances in spine surgery, safe and effective methods are available to relieve your nerve pain and restore function to the affected area in your cervical spine. At St. Vincent Spine Institute, emphasis is placed on the least invasive technique with the highest chance of success in relieving your pain and disability.
CERVICAL SPINE SURGERY TREATS THE FOLLOWING CONDITIONS:
For your most comfortable experience, general anesthesia during the procedure is recommended. An experienced group of anesthesiologists administer and monitor your comfort and relaxation level.
The minimally invasive procedures decrease the bleeding, tissue trauma and post-operative pain level. After your initial two weeks of recovery, physical therapy commences around the third week. Your return to work is generally around the fourth or fifth week after surgery.