A cervical foraminotomy is an operation done from the back of the neck to relieve pressure on one or more spinal nerves. It involves carefully removing a small portion of bone and joint which overlie the spinal nerve, as well as any soft tissue which may also be causing compression.
Cervical Disc Replacement Surgery The goal of the Cervical Disc Replacement procedure is to restore the intervertebral disc height and neuroforaminal height while restoring physiologic motion (similar to that of a healthy disc) in that segment of the spine. The surgery requires complete removal of the unhealthy disc in order to implant the new artificial […]
Cervical corpectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove one or more vertebrae (bones) in the cervical spine (neck). A corpectomy involves removing the front part of the vertebra, the vertebral body. The portion of bone that surrounds and protects the spinal cord is preserved. Bone graft is inserted into the open space and stimulates new […]
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) is a type of neck surgery that involves removing a damaged disc to relieve spinal cord or nerve root pressure and alleviate corresponding pain, weakness, numbness, and tingling. A discectomy is a form of surgical decompression, so the procedure may also be called an anterior cervical decompression. The surgery […]
What is it? Pain in the neck and extremities, among other symptoms, may occur when an intervertebral disc herniates – when the annulus fibrosus (tough, outer ring) of the disc tears and the nucleus pulposus (soft jelly-like center) squeezes out and places pressure on neural structures, such as nerve roots or the spinal cord. Bony […]
Anterior lumbar interbody fusion (ALIF) is a spine surgery that involves approaching the spine from the front of the body to remove disc or bone material from in between two adjacent lumbar vertebrae. The procedure may be performed either as an open surgery or using minimally invasive techniques. What is an ALIF? Anterior lumbar interbody […]