Cervical spine surgery

A cervical spine surgery is done to relieve any pain in the spine or to prevent any abnormal motion that causes pain in the patient. A bone graft is used to in a cervical spine surgery to restrict the movement of the spine in a cervical spine surgery.

The bone graft used can be taken from your body itself or it can be from a bone bank. The bone graft surround the area to be treated and the bone graft is allowed to fuse naturally over a period so that the movement are restricted and relief is pain is achieved by this cervical spine surgery.

Cervical deformity and the degenerative disease are treated with a cervical spine surgery. In a degenerative disease the tissue between the vertebrae called the discs become thin and this causes a friction between the vertebrae which causes severe pain.

This condition causes severe pain and numbness. These conditions are treated with a cervical spine surgery.Injury to the neck may cause fracture or any dislocation of the cervical vertebrae.

Sometime the spinal cord is also damaged severely. Hence a cervical spine surgery is required to stabilize the spine. A condition that puts pressure on the spinal cord or the nerve can be treated with a cervical spine surgery.

Like any other surgery the cervical spine surgery also has its own complications and risks involved with it. During a cervical spine surgery there is a possibility for the carotid artery or the vocal cords to get injured.

Sometimes after a cervical spine surgery the bone fusion may not occur properly. There may not be any improvement after the surgery. The instrumentation used for bone fusion may fail sometimes after the cervical spine surgery.

In patients who have a habit of smoking there is possibility of infections. These are some of the complications after a cervical spine surgery. These complications after a cervical spine surgery may further require some surgery to correct them.

Extremely rare cases only face death and paralysis after a cervical spine surgery. Complications like blood clot in lungs and other urinary problems may also arise out of a cervical spine surgery.

It is better to discuss with your doctor about the complications that might occur after the surgery. Usually the doctors inform the patient about the complications of the cervical spine surgery and the patient is required to sign a consent form before the surgery.


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