Cervical Herniated Disc Plano TX: Artificial Discs Restore Movement
When you suffer from a cervical herniated disc Plano TX, your neurosurgeon may replace the damaged disc with an artificial one. After all non-invasive treatments are exhausted, a cervical discectomy may be recommended. During this surgery, the damaged disc is removed and replaced with an artificial disc to restore movement and relieve pain.
Cervical Herniated Disc Plano Tx: Repair with Cervical Discectomy or Spinal Fusion?
Spinal fusion surgery uses bone grafts and metal plates and screws to fuse two vertebrae and stabilize the spine. While spinal fusion works for many patients, it doesn’t restore movement and flexibility in the treated spine segment. A cervical discectomy relieves pressure on the spinal cord and nerves by removing and replacing the bad disc with an artificial disc. Several types of artificial discs are available. The replacement cervical disc restores mobility to the space between vertebrae
An artificial disc replacement, or arthroplasty, involves placing an artificial cervical disc into the spaces between vertebrae after a natural cervical disc has been removed. This surgery allows the patient a faster recovery time and reduces the possibility of diseases in adjacent segments of the bone.
Cervical Herniated Disc Plano Tx: When is a Prosthetic Disc Appropriate?
Patients are considered for a cervical discectomy if they have neck pain, weak arm or hand muscles and numbness or tingling in hands or arms. Pain that radiates from the area of the problem disc to the arms and hands are also candidates for the surgery. A disc replacement treats herniated or degenerated discs in the neck. Patients with herniated discs in the neck suffer from compression of the nerve roots or spinal cord and neck pain.
For removal of a cervical herniated disc Plano TX, followed by a disc replacement, contact the Brain and Spine Centers of Texas. We offer five types of artificial discs for cervical disc replacement surgery and will determine the best one for you. Our board-certified neurosurgeon Dr. Rebecca Stachniak, M.D. participated in research investigations for the Prestige ST and Prestige LP artificial discs. Prestige cervical discs help you regain motion when a damaged natural cervical disc is replaced. Safe and effective, Prestige discs have a ball and trough stainless steel design. They are used for the C3-C7 vertebrae in the cervical spine.
Dr. Stachniak is well-versed in the pros and cons of artificial cervical disc types and can determine the best replacement disc for your surgery. Call 972-943-9779 to schedule an appointment. Our new patient packet is available online.