Posterior cervical discectomy is a minimally invasive surgical spine procedure to remove damaged or injured discs or disc material from the spine in the neck.
The posterior approach means Dr. Bruggeman will perform the surgery with small incisions via the back of the neck. This posterior approach is often performed when a herniated disc has fragmented into small pieces near the spinal nerve. Unlike an anterior (front) approach to a cervical discectomy, a posterior cervical discectomy does not require a spinal fusion. A full evaluation at Texas Spine Care Center will help determine which treatments or procedures are right for your unique case.
If you have experienced chronic pain in your arms or neck caused by a damaged cervical disc, a posterior cervical discectomy could be the right approach to treatment. Other symptoms that could be alleviated with this minimally invasive spine surgery include numbness, tingling, and weakness of the arms. Minimally invasive posterior cervical discectomy can help patients suffering from herniated discs and spinal stenosis. Patients experiencing these symptoms or who have received a diagnosis of a herniated disc or spinal stenosis should schedule an evaluation at Texas Spine Care Center to see if a posterior cervical discectomy may be a treatment option.
If you are experiencing severe pain due to a cervical disc damage, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bruggeman to see if a minimally invasive posterior cervical discectomy is the right approach for you.
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