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Cervical Total Disc Replacement

Is Cervical Disc Replacement Right for You?

As we age, our cervical discs degenerate, but some people will experience more symptoms than others. If you suffer from chronic pain and your condition does not respond to non-invasive treatments, you may be a candidate for cervical total disc replacement. Let the surgeons at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery help you find relief from pain and regain mobility.

 

Cervical total disc replacement, also known as total disc arthroplasty, is a surgical treatment of symptomatic cervical disc disease. The cervical discs are cushions located between the cervical vertebrae. If a disc becomes damaged or moves out of place, it can cause pressure on the spinal nerves or spinal cord, causing pain, numbness or weakness.

Symptoms of cervical disc degeneration may include:

Neck pain

Neck stiffness

Headaches

Pain that extends into the shoulders or arms

Weakness of the shoulders, arms, hands or legs

Burning, tingling or numbness in the arms or hands

Get back to living well, faster

Minimally invasive spinal surgery

Minimally invasive surgery, also known as laparoscopic surgery, has been used to treat many kinds of back and spine conditions. Using a small telescope, surgeons are able to insert a long surgical instrument into a small incision to perform surgery. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery generally experience faster recovery periods and shorter hospitalization than with traditional open surgery. Many back and spine surgeries can also be performed as robot-assisted, minimally invasive surgeries. The surgeons at Texas Health Center for Diagnostics & Surgery, perform a wide variety of routine and complex surgical procedures using the da Vinci® Surgical System. 

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If you have additional questions about cervical disc replacement or would like more information about treatment options please call our patient navigator at 888-608-4762.