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Anterior discectomy & fusion of cervical spine, what to do?

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Dr. Kevin Vaught
Neurosurgery

In brief: Common procedure

An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma.
A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com.

In brief: Common procedure

An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis and occasional to treat instability from trauma.
A fusion will eliminate the motion at the involved joint segments. Most patients do well. For very good information and videos, check out spine-health.Com.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
Dr. Kevin Vaught
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Dr. Robert Kent
Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine

In brief: Did you already

Have these? I am assuming you did and still have pain? There are a few things to do if you are still having pain, including further physical therapy, medication management, including neuromodulators and/or meds like cymbalta (duloxetine).
Also consider trigger point injections that may help slightly. Look at alternative med options as well, such as acupuncture which can help. See an experienced pain doc.

In brief: Did you already

Have these? I am assuming you did and still have pain? There are a few things to do if you are still having pain, including further physical therapy, medication management, including neuromodulators and/or meds like cymbalta (duloxetine).
Also consider trigger point injections that may help slightly. Look at alternative med options as well, such as acupuncture which can help. See an experienced pain doc.
Dr. Robert Kent
Dr. Robert Kent
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