Anterior cervical discectomy is a surgery performed on the upper spine to relieve pressure and compression on the nerve roots or spinal cord. It involves removing the discs between the targeted neck vertebrae so that they’re no longer pressing on the nerves and causing you pain. When the pressure from the nerves is alleviated, your pain is removed. It’s really quite simple.
The benefits of anterior cervical discectomy and fusion include:
- Pain is decreased
- Numbness and weakness throughout your arms and hands is alleviated
- Range of motion is improved
Why Choose The Spine Center?
Houston spine surgeon Dr. Siddiqui attracts patients from across the country due to his expertise in minimally invasive, cutting edge spine surgery solutions. Procedures that used to be very complicated and invasive are now much less stressful and offer faster recovery times. Many of our patients recover very quickly and have low levels of post-op pain.
At The Spine Center, we believe a well-informed patient is the best patient. That’s why Dr. Siddiqui takes the time to explain all of your treatment options, the benefits and risks of the procedure, and to answer all your questions as well.
How it Works
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion typically follows this basic pattern:
- A small incision is made near the front of the neck
- The targeted disc(s) is removed
- Pressure is removed from the spinal nerves or spinal cord by eliminating the source of the compression
- A bone graft is placed between the adjacent vertebrae