Cervical Disc Neurosurgeon: Maintain Range of Motion with SECURE-C
A cervical disc neurosurgeon knows degeneration of the discs in a patient’s neck can be upsetting, because in addition to neck pain, symptoms may include radiating shoulder pain that moves down the arms, along with muscle spasms and numbness. A herniated disc, spondylosis or narrowing of the cervical disc calls for surgery if initial treatments, such as physical therapy and corticosteroid injections, do not relieve pain. Discs act like shock absorbers for the spine’s vertebrae and when deteriorating or ruptured, the pressure causes ongoing discomfort and dysfunction. Although sometimes related to injury or disease, normal aging can also lead to cervical spine disorders. Removing the damaged cervical disc and replacing it with a SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc will allow for a regained range of motion.
SECURE-C Cervical Disc Surgeon Plano TX
The SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc is similar to fusion, in which two bones are joined together, in that the existing disc is removed to decrease pressure on the impacted nerves and spinal cord. However, with the SECURE®-C, no bone graft is needed in addition to the artificial device. The SECURE®-C allows for pain relief and also allows continued motion—including backward, forward, side-to-side and turning-- of the cervical spine. In addition, there is a reduced possibility of adjacent segment disease. The surgery only involves a small incision, usually at the front of the neck, which will likely leave a faint, subtle scar. Cervical discectomy with the placement of an artificial disc is now preferred to fusion, due to quicker healing times and return to activity, early post-operative neck motion and overall increased movement and spine flexibility.
Cervical Disc Surgeon Plano TX
At Brain & Spine Center of Texas, Dr. Stachniak offers a variety of artificial discs for an individual’s spinal disorder and unique anatomy. Patients are known to return from the hospital within a day or two and regain ability for light activity in three or four weeks. Within three months, patients should be completely recovered from the procedure. Physical therapy is usually recommended to help with neck flexibility and to increase neck strength following the surgery by a cervical disc neurosurgeon Plano TX.
Contact Brain & Spine Center of Texas for Expert Care
To learn more about our expert cervical disc neurosurgeon or the SECURE®-C Cervical Artificial Disc, call 972.943.9779 to speak to a member of our team. At the Brain & Spine Center of Texas, we offer life-changing surgeries and state-of-the-art therapies for individuals suffering from nervous system disorders and neck and back pain stemming from a variety of causes. Our experts are committed to providing the best possible outcomes for medically complex cases.