The cervical facilitates support to the head, steering its movement and blood flow to brain. Cervical spine surgery in Delhi NCR is recommended when symptoms such as throat pain, headache, tenderness, weakness in arm are observed to persist for a long time.
Diagnosis done using:
- X-ray evaluation
- CT scan
- Bone scan
- MRI scan
- Electrical tests such as electromyography (EMG)
- nerve conduction velocity test (NCV)
Types of cervical surgery:
1. Cervical spinal fusion
Fusion of two or more vertebrae into one stable piece of bone. It provides stability and mobility to the neck. The stable bone o held by metal screws or plates
2. Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
This procedure is performed for pinched nerve or spinal cord compression. An incision is made in front of the neck and helps alleviating the pressure of the nerves.
3. Anterior cervical corpectomy and fusion (ACCF)
In ACDF, the surgeon makes the incision at the front of your neck. However, instead of removing a disk, all or part of the front area of the vertebra (the vertebral body) and any surrounding bone spurs are removed.
The purpose of a laminectomy is to relieve pressure on your spinal cord or nerves. In this procedure, the surgeon makes the incision on the bony, ridged area at the back of the vertebra to provide greater space to spinal cord relieving neck pain.
A laminoplasty is an alternative to laminectomy to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and associated nerves. It also involves an incision on the back of your neck to create a hinge placed using metal implants and utilize this hinge to open lamina reducing compression of the spinal cord.
6. Artificial disk replacement (ADR)
In this procedure incision is created at the front of your neck with disks removed and an artificial implant (metal or plastic) is inserted in its place. Cervical Spine Surgery in Delhi NCR recommend this to help neck flexibility and motions.
7. Posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy
This minimal invasive surgery wherein incision at the back of the neck is created, lamina is removed besides any additional bone or tissue which is creating pressure on affected nerves.
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