Cervical Discectomy

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Benefits Of Cervical Discectomy

Cervical pain, also known as neck pain, refers to discomfort in the spinal region below the head. This condition can arise from various injuries or medical conditions and is a common symptom. Neck pain can limit an individual’s ability to perform work-related duties or engage in recreational activities and sports. The possible causes of cervical pain include muscle strains, worn joints, nerve compression, injuries such as whiplash resulting from a motor vehicle accident, and specific ailments such as rheumatoid arthritis. For neck pain resulting from a herniated or bulging disc, cervical discectomy is often considered the preferred treatment option.

The term “discectomy” means removal of the disc. This surgery can be performed on any part of the spine, such as the cervical (neck) or lumbar (lower back) regions. Various surgical tools and techniques can be used for the discectomy procedure. A minimally invasive or microendoscopic approach uses a small skin incision and a series of dilators to tunnel through the muscles, with special instruments to operate in a smaller space. The minimally invasive approach causes less disruption to the neck muscles and is usually followed by a shorter recovery time.

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What Is Cervical Discectomy?

A cervical discectomy is a minimally invasive spinal outpatient procedure that’s done to remove the herniated portion of the cervical disc. It provides rapid relief from neck pain and other symptoms that can seriously interfere with your day-to-day life.

And when you’re looking for an accomplished pain management specialist in New York City with a fellowship trained and highly experienced pain and musculoskeletal specialist, visit Dr. Ilana Etelzon. Dr. Etelzon focuses on providing treatment options that break the pain cycle. Her goal is to get you a pain free life as soon as possible.

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Am I A Good Candidate For A Cervical Discectomy?

Neck pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of conditions. It’s frequently triggered by a herniated disc, which is when a disc that serves as a cushion between two vertebrae bulges and presses on a nerve. If you have a herniation, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain that persists
  • Shooting pains that travel through the neck, shoulder, or arm area
  • Numbness of shoulders or arms
  • Back, neck, and shoulder stiffness
  • Having tight muscles and spasms, and not being able to tilt or turn your head
  • Headache

Before recommending this or any other surgical procedure, your NYC pain management doctor tries nonsurgical treatment methods such as activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and steroid injections. If your symptoms don’t decrease from a nonsurgical approach or if they worsen, you may be a good candidate for a cervical discectomy.

What Methods Are Used For A Cervical Discectomy?

Technological advances allow a cervical discectomy to be performed as an outpatient procedure using a process called percutaneous discectomy. Your pain specialist performs this procedure by inserting one or more small tubes into your neck using advanced imaging technology to allow for disc decompression.

The procedure is performed using a local anesthetic rather than general anesthesia and typically take 30 to 45 minutes. For the first week or two after the procedure, you may need to avoid:

  • Sitting for long periods of time
  • Twisting
  • Bending
  • Lifting objects heavier than 10 pounds

Post-surgical pain should be minimal, and any discomfort you may experience is usually controlled with over-the-counter medication.

What Are Some Benefits Of A Cervical Discectomy?

Neck pain is a common problem that can be caused by a variety of conditions. It’s frequently triggered by a herniated disc, which is when a disc that serves as a cushion between two vertebrae bulges and presses on a nerve. If you have a herniation, you may experience symptoms such as:

  • Pain that persists
  • Shooting pains that travel through the neck, shoulder, or arm area
  • Numbness of shoulders or arms
  • Back, neck, and shoulder stiffness
  • Having tight muscles and spasms, and not being able to tilt or turn your head
  • Headache

Before recommending this or any other surgical procedure, your NYC pain management doctor tries nonsurgical treatment methods such as activity modification, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy and steroid injections. If your symptoms don’t decrease from a nonsurgical approach or if they worsen, you may be a good candidate for a cervical discectomy.

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