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Cervical disc replacement

The cervical spine is located in the neck region and consists of seven bones arranged one on top of the other. Cushioning tissue called vertebral discs located between the vertebrae act as shock absorbers, allowing easy movement of the neck. Wear and tear and advancing age can damage these discs, leading to pain and disability. Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery is a procedure where the damaged intervertebral disc is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. The surgery relieves neck pain as well as restores the normal range of motion of the neck.

Cervical disc replacement surgery is an alternative to the traditional cervical spine fusion surgery, which involves the permanent fusion of two vertebral bodies, eliminating movement between them. Artificial cervical disc replacement is usually indicated when conservative treatments do not help relieve the following:

  • Neck stiffness and pain
  • Pain, weakness or numbness of the arms and legs
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Headache

The advantages of artificial cervical disc replacement include:

  • Maintains normal neck movement
  • Lowers the risk of degeneration of adjacent segments
  • Complete normal activities in six weeks.
  • Does not require bone graft
  • Allows early neck motion after surgery
  • Faster return to normal life

An initial consultation with Mr. Nazeer Moideen is from £200.

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