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Cervical Spine

Cervical Spine

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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion A procedure used to treat neck problems such as cervical radiculopathy, disc herniations, fractures and spinal instability. Learn more... Download a printable PDF 
Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement An artificial disc is inserted in the space between two vertebrae. The goal is to replace the diseased or damaged disc while keeping your normal neck motion. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Burners and Stingers Injury to the nerves of the neck and shoulder that cause a burning or stinging feeling, also known as brachial plexus injury. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Corpectomy and Strut Graft A corpectomy is surgery to relieve pressure on the spinal cord due to spinal stenosis. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Discectomy Cervical discectomy is surgery to remove one or more discs from the neck. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Foraminotomy Foraminotomy is a surgical procedure for widening the area where the spinal nerve roots exit the spinal column. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Laminectomy A laminectomy is a surgical procedure to relieve pressure on the spinal cord due to spinal stenosis. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Radiculopathy Pressure on the nerve roots as they exit the spinal column, also known as a pinched nerve. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Spinal Stenosis  Narrowing of the spinal column of the neck. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Cervical Spine Anatomy  
Knowing the main parts of your neck and how these parts work is important as you learn to care for your neck problem. Learn more...
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 Dropped Head Syndrome Characterized by severe weakness of the muscles of the back of the neck, causing the chin to rest on the chest in standing or sitting. Learn more...  Download a printable PDF
 Neck Pain Knowing how your neck normally works and why you feel pain are important in helping you care for your neck problem. Learn more... Download a printable PDF
Posterior Cervical Fusion Joins two or more neck vertebrae into one solid section of bone, commonly used to treat neck fractures, dislocations and deformities in the curve of the neck. Learn more...  Download a printable PDF
Whiplash A sudden extension of the cervical spine (backward movement of the neck) and flexion (forward movement of the neck). Learn more... Download a printable PDF

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