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stock photo 20916771 disc degeneration by osteophyte close upThe cervical spine is made up of the seven bones, called cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of each other in your neck area. The cervical discs are the cushions that lie between the cervical vertebrae and act as shock absorbers to allow your neck to move freely.

Artificial cervical disc replacement surgery involves removing a diseased cervical disc and replacing it with an artificial disc. This procedure allows more movement and creates less stress on the remaining vertebrae than traditional cervical disk surgery. It is done when the space between your vertebrae has become too narrow and part of your vertebrae or your cervical disc is pressing on the spinal cord or spinal nerves, causing pain, numbness or weakness. When these symptoms don’t respond to nonsurgical types of treatment, disc surgery may be required.

Loss of space between the cervical vertebrae from cervical disc degeneration, or wear and tear, is common. The cervical discs begin to collapse and bulge with age; but some people have more symptoms from cervical disc degeneration than others.

Symptoms may include:

  • Neck pain
  • Neck stiffness
  • Headache
  • Pain that radiates down into the shoulder or into the arms
  • Weakness of the shoulders, arms, hands or legs
  • A feeling of “pins and needles” or numbness in your arms

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Learn more about diseases and conditions of the neck and spine that our practice treats.

Our Providers

Neurosurgeons and Physician Assistants provide comprehensive care for the neck, spine and brain.

Our Locations

4 office locations and 2 hospital affiliations for your convenience.
Individualized care. Advanced techniques.