The back is an integral body part for stability and movement in virtually everything we do. When problems surface, finding a solution to restore comfort and normality is essential. Cervical posterior fusion is a treatment you may have heard about, but is it right for you? Here at Craig C. Callewart, MD, we can help you decide.
The back is a strong but delicate body part in which the vertebrae serve to protect the spinal cord through intervertebral discs and facet joints. Unfortunately, compression and continued stress can lead to neck pain as well as brachialgia pains in the arms. Cervical posterior fusion sets out to treat this condition while also preventing further wear and tear on the neck and back.
Back and neck problems can affect men and women but, while those issues can occur at any stage, most candidates for cervical posterior fusion operations are between the ages of 40 and 70. Most people that are advised to have cervical posterior fusion treatments will suffer from one or more of the following issues:
During the treatment, Dr. Callewart will fuse sections of the spine together by using metal rods and screws. This reinforcement stops the compressions from causing as much pain or discomfort. Once the metalwork is in place to keep things in position, the bones will naturally fuse over a course of 9-12 months. However, the benefits can be felt right away due to the rods and screws being in place to support the back.
This type of spinal fusion offers several benefits, but pain relief is the major advantage. Patients regularly report a pain reduction of 30% in the neck and up to 70% in relation to brachialgia. The reduced pain can bring a range of benefits to improve a patient’s quality of life. They include:
Furthermore, it can be a great way to reduce or potentially remove the need for painkillers and other daily medications. For those reasons, it can be a truly life-changing treatment. For more information, reach out to Craig C. Callewart, MD in Dallas and Addison, TX. Contact us today to set up your consultation!
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