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ACDF Surgery

ACDF stands for “anterior cervical discectomy and fusion.” It is a surgical procedure performed on the neck to relieve pressure on the spinal cord or nerve roots caused by a damaged or degenerated disc. During the procedure, the surgeon removes the damaged disc and replaces it with a bone graft or synthetic implant.Read more about ACDF Surgery

Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA), also known as cervical disc replacement, is a surgical procedure used to treat cervical disc disease. The procedure involves removing the damaged or degenerated intervertebral disc in the cervical spine and replacing it with an artificial disc device.Read more about Cervical Disc Replacement

Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

The neck pain started out as a dull ache but steadily progressed. It becomes constant and oftentimes keeps you up at night. Turning your head can send an electrical current down your arm. Rest, medications and physical therapy failed to provide much relief. Your doctor referred you to a pain clinic for a Cervical Epidural steroid injection.Read more about Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection

Cervical Fusion

Cervical Fusion is often recommended when chronic neck pain problems worsen over time. What exactly is it? Cervical Fusion is a major surgery that involves joining one or more of the spinal bones together using screws, bolts, and plates (1). The hardware may be placed in the front (anterior) or the back( posterior) of the Cervical spine.Read more about Cervical Fusion

Chiari Decompression Surgery

Chiari Decompression surgery can also called a Posterior Fossa Decompression or Craniectomy.  The Cranium is that part of ther skull that contains the brain.  Chiari Decompression surgery involves removing a bone at the base of the skull so as to widen the boney opening at the base of the skull.  This opening is called the Foramen Magnum.Read more about Chiari Decompression Surgery