Your cervical spine is composed of seven bones that are stacked on top of each other to form the neck. In between each of these bones, or vertebrae, are cervical discs that serve as cushions which absorb shock and allow your neck to move freely. When the spaces between the vertebrae become too narrow, part of these bones or your cervical disc can push into the spinal cord and nerves which is likely to result in pain, numbness or weakness. If these symptoms persist after trying non-surgical treatment, disc surgery may be recommended. Dr. Adam Lewis at Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic has trained extensively in a range of spinal treatment techniques. He was the first surgeon in Mississippi to perform disc replacement surgery for the neck and back. He is also credited with developing specialized equipment used in various procedures. Surgeons across the United States have studied technical surgical courses under his guidance.
Most individuals who experience symptoms associated with injury or cervical disc disease will get better with conservative treatments. However, there are cases when cervical disc replacement surgery may be necessary for some of the following reasons:
Before cervical disc replacement surgery was available, the affected disc was removed and the vertebrae directly above and below the area were fused together to provide stability and prevent motion. Read on to learn more about what you can expect from this new type of treatment before choosing to have the surgery:
Artificial disc technology offers a number of benefits for patients who are good candidates for cervical disc replacement surgery. Explore some of these advantages below:
As a neurosurgeon with over 20 years of experience, Dr. Lewis specializes in diagnosing spine problems and designing custom treatment programs for patients who are looking to improve their quality of life. At Jackson Neurosurgery Clinic, you can expect innovative spinal treatment techniques using the latest medical technology to treat your pain and discomfort.
Contact us today to learn more about cervical artificial disc replacement or to schedule a consultation. We’ll find a solution that works for you. Call us at (601) 366-1011.