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What does it mean to have cervical spine surgery?

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Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: On the neck

The cervical spine is the neck area.
Common cervical spine operations address disk problems, nerve pressure or irritation, spinal cord problems. Other problems are tumors, infections, broken bones.

In brief: On the neck

The cervical spine is the neck area.
Common cervical spine operations address disk problems, nerve pressure or irritation, spinal cord problems. Other problems are tumors, infections, broken bones.
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Dr. Michael Bolesta
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Neck

Cervical spine surgery refers to surgery on the spine in your neck.
There are 7 vertebrae in your cervical spine. Thank you for the question.

In brief: Neck

Cervical spine surgery refers to surgery on the spine in your neck.
There are 7 vertebrae in your cervical spine. Thank you for the question.
Dr. Edward Hellman
Dr. Edward Hellman
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Dr. Thomas Dowling
Orthopedic Surgery - Spine

In brief: It means to have an

Operation on the neck region of the spine from one of several approaches (ie anterior, posterior etc) to correct a problem such as a disc herniation, deformity, instability, infection, tumor, spinal stenosis, myleopathy or degenerative disc disease process.

In brief: It means to have an

Operation on the neck region of the spine from one of several approaches (ie anterior, posterior etc) to correct a problem such as a disc herniation, deformity, instability, infection, tumor, spinal stenosis, myleopathy or degenerative disc disease process.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
Dr. Thomas Dowling
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