Orthopaedic Spine Surgeons & Neurosurgeons located in Hollywood, FL, Coral Gables, FL, & Boca Raton, FL
Neck pain, stiffness, and movement issues can significantly affect your entire life — and that’s why you need Spine Solutions. At their three offices in Hollywood, Boca Raton, and Coral Gables, Florida, highly experienced surgeons Behnam Myers, DO, MPH, and Howard Levene, MD, PhD, use the most advanced minimally invasive spine surgery techniques to correct all types of problems in the cervical spine. Book your appointment by calling the office nearest you or scheduling a consultation online today.
Neck Surgery Q&A
When might I need neck surgery?
When you have cervical spine pain — neck pain — and additional issues like stiffness or the inability to move your neck normally, you need treatment promptly.
Some people respond well to conservative treatments like over-the-counter pain relievers, special exercises, and acupuncture. In other cases, corticosteroid injections and physical therapy alleviate neck pain.
If your neck pain is unresponsive to nonoperative treatments, you may need neck surgery for long-lasting relief.
What problems does neck surgery treat?
Neck surgery can treat many problems within your cervical spine, with the main three categories including:
Surgery can free the nerve root and create more room in the area to relieve your pain.
Spinal cord compression
As with nerve compression, spinal cord compression involves freeing trapped tissue and, in some cases, removing part or all of the tissue creating pressure on the spinal cord.
Spinal instability means you have too much movement in your cervical spine, so surgery can reduce unnecessary movement and keep the spine stable.
Whether the problem is disc herniation, nerve problems, or some other issue, neck surgery can quickly address the situation to give you a permanent remedy.
What is minimally invasive neck surgery?
Spine Solutions specializes in minimally invasive neck surgery, which utilizes cutting-edge techniques to repair problems in your cervical spine. In minimally invasive neck surgery, your surgeon creates a tiny incision in either the front (anterior approach) or back (posterior approach) of your neck.
Your surgeon then inserts a thin tube containing a camera and light. This allows them to watch the surgical field on a monitor as they use slim surgical instruments to make repairs.
Your surgeon typically uses a specialized tool that pushes the neck muscles aside and makes a tunnel. In this way, they can reach the spine without damaging your muscles or tendons.
Minimally invasive neck surgery procedures such as cervical discectomy with fusion, cervical corpectomy, and artificial disc replacement can produce excellent long-lasting results with a shorter recovery and less pain than traditional neck surgery.
If you've exhausted neck pain treatment options and want a lasting result, Spine Solutions has you covered. Call the nearest office or schedule a consultation online today.
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