Suffering from chronic pain can significantly impact your quality of life. In fact, it’s incredibly important to look for the right solution to not only ease or completely improve your neck pain but to also allow you to continue living your life free of such a frustrating and debilitating condition. One such procedure Dr. Subach performs that could help you is an anterior cervical arthroplasty. This procedure is carried out with the purpose of treating conditions such as degenerative disc disease and herniated discs, two causes behind chronic neck pain. If you’d like to learn more about the anterior cervical arthroplasty procedure, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and schedule your consultation with us here at Subach Spinal Solutions.
What is Anterior Cervical Arthroplasty?
Anterior cervical arthroplasty involves removing a damaged or degenerative cervical disc and replacing it with an artificial one. The word anterior means that the procedure is carried out at the front of the neck instead of a posterior alternative which is performed towards the back of the neck. This allows the surgeon to remove the damaged disc and associated bone spurs to relieve pressure on your spinal cord and nerve roots. This is an FDA-approved procedure for treating a number of different conditions such as compromises within the cervical discs in the spine that often result in chronic neck pain.
Anterior Cervical Arthroplasty: What Can I Expect?
To begin, Dr. Subach will make an incision towards the front of the neck, enabling access. Think of the procedure as a motion preservation procedure which is designed to help with chronic neck pain. In some cases, a synthetic material can be used, often made from medical-grade plastic or titanium. Once the pressure on the nerves has been relieved, the procedure will then move on to the next stage which is to stabilize the bones together. While this may cause a slight loss of motion at the surgical level, it can greatly relieve chronic neck pain. Patients will be expected to remain in the hospital after the procedure. In many cases, patients have made a partial recovery within one to two weeks and a full recovery in approximately a month.
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Neck pain isn’t something that you have to live with for the rest of your life. At Subach Spinal Solutions, we offer a variety of procedures and treatments to help you achieve a happier, healthier quality of life. If you’re interested in learning more about anterior cervical arthroplasty and are ready to schedule your initial consultation, contact us today. We look forward to hearing from you.