Cervical disc replacement can repair degenerative spinal damage for Laser Spine Institute’s patients in Cincinnati
During the natural process of aging, the different elements that make up the spine begin to degenerate. Some of the most commonly degenerative elements are the intervertebral discs that cushion the vertebrae within the spine. In a healthy spine, these discs are composed of nearly 90 percent water. As they begin to degenerate, they lose a portion of this water, causing the discs to shrink in height. This process causes an increased amount of pressure to be placed on the outer layer of the discs and can generally result in bulging or herniation.
Though these types of disc-related conditions are generally asymptomatic, when intervertebral discs tear or bulge, the jelly-like nucleus of the disc can migrate outside of the disc area, causing compression or irritation to the surrounding nerves or spinal cord. At Laser Spine Institute we understand that these types of conditions can cause debilitating pain and lasting symptoms if left untreated, which is why our expert surgeons in our Cincinnati center specialize in our minimally invasive cervical disc replacement.
Through a small incision, the skilled surgeon is able to access the damaged disc area. Removing the disc, the surgeon decompresses any impingement or irritation, alleviating any pain or symptoms the patient might be experiencing. After removing the damaged disc, the surgeon will insert an artificial disc into the empty space, heightening the area and preventing future instability. This procedure allows patients to get back to living the lives that they love, avoiding any future immobilization.
Conditions treated by the cervical disc replacement
At Laser Spine Institute we are dedicated to helping people find relief from debilitating pain. We understand that living with chronic neck pain can ruin a person’s quality of life. Our minimally invasive cervical disc replacement is specially used to treat a variety of conditions including:
- Degenerative disc disease
- Prolapsed disc
- Ruptured disc
- Bulging disc
- Herniated disc
- Collapsed disc
- Slipped disc
Experiencing these or other conditions can dramatically impact a person’s ability to live their life. If you are suffering, do not wait to find relief. Contact Laser Spine Institute today see if you might be a candidate for our cervical disc replacement performed at our Cincinnati center.