What is a cervical disc replacement?


Cervical disc replacement is a surgical procedure that is used to replace a damaged or degenerative disc in the neck (cervical spine) with an artificial disc. The goal of the procedure is to relieve pain and other symptoms caused by problems with the cervical discs, while also preserving the normal range of motion in the neck.

Cervical disc replacement may be recommended for people who have degenerative disc disease, a condition in which the discs between the vertebrae become worn down or damaged. It may also be an option for people who have tried other treatments, such as physical therapy and medications, without success.

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Cervical disc replacement is typically performed under general anesthesia and may be done using an open or minimally invasive technique. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged disc and then implants an artificial disc in its place. The artificial disc is designed to mimic the function of a natural disc and allow for normal movement of the neck.

Cervical disc replacement is a major surgery and is not appropriate for everyone. It is important to discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with your healthcare provider to determine if it is the best treatment option for you. In some cases, other treatments, such as spinal fusion, may be more appropriate.