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.