Cervical Disc Replacement

If you have experienced a neck injury, it can result in the spinal cord narrowing. This can put pressure on the nerves and cause pain. Rather than using surgical compression, implants may be used to replace the diseased or damaged cervical discs. It is important that these discs work effectively as they are the reason why you can move your neck freely. At the office of Craig C. Callewart, MD, we can help you decide if cervical disc replacement is right for you.

What Does It Involve?

The treatment itself is performed under anesthesia and may take several hours. To perform the surgery, a surgeon will start by creating an opening in either the front or the side of your neck. This will provide the space they need to access the disc and then remove it. Once the disc has been removed, the implant will be put in place.

What are the Benefits?

There are various benefits of this type of treatment. First, the surgery is relatively minor and thus unlikely to bring any complications. As well as this, full recovery is also rapid and will be over within about six months. Another great benefit is that unlike other replacement surgeries such as disc replacement, there is no evidence to suggest that the disc will wear away over time.

Who is a Candidate?

This will be suitable for anyone who is suffering from cervical disc disease which has not improved through nonsurgical options including medication and physical therapy. Most patients will usually be older and will have been suffering from pain or discomfort for years. Dr. Callewart will be happy to discuss whether this is the right choice for your needs.

What Results Should You Expect?

Once you have completed the surgery, you can expect one or two nights in the hospital. However, recovery will start almost immediately, with staff helping you get out of bed and eventually walk around on your own. We will also show you to avoid putting stress on your neck. There may be temporary restrictions on what you can carry or how far you bend. Results of the surgery can be seen even hours after with lower levels of pain, weakness, and numbness. After one week, you will be able to return to work and from six weeks, you will be back to normal with lower levels of discomfort.

Reach Out to us for More Information

To learn more, we warmly invite you to make an appointment with Craig C. Callewart, MD. At our offices in Dallas and Addison, we will be happy to help you decide if this option is right for you. Contact us today!

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