A member asked:

What do you advise if i'm having a cervical fusion and disc removal i need imput?

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Leland Berkwits answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Cervical fusion: Cervical discectomy and fusion is usually indicated if there is significant compression of a nerve with loss of strength and/or numbness in the arm. This technique is usually not as effective for treating neck pain. If you do not have weakness or numbness, all conservative measures (PT, steroid injections, etc) should be exhausted prior to considering surgery.

Answered 7/18/2014


Dr. Edward Hellman answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Compliance: Certainly would want to be compliant with the surgeons postoperative protocol.

Answered 5/31/2017



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