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Anterior Cervical Disc Fusion Two Levels

Degenerative disc disease can cause your discs to end up drying out. When a tear develops in the disc, it allows all of the gel inside to leak out. The spinal cord then becomes compressed, causing weakness and numbness. Bone spurs can cause the nerve root canal to narrow and pinched nerves become painful and swollen. If you are experiencing pain due to a degenerative disc, I Need A Surgery can schedule your procedure with an Ambulatory Surgery Center near you.

How do I know if I need an anterior cervical disc fusion?

If you are suffering with multiple herniated discs that aren’t healing on their own, the pain can often become unbearable in your arm and neck. When these discs don’t heal naturally, there may not be any other option beyond surgery to finally alleviate the pain. Patients with pain that continues to worsen and doesn’t improve with other treatment options can benefit from this procedure.

How is the anterior cervical disc fusion procedure performed?

An anesthetic will be used before the procedure to keep you sedated. Once you are asleep, an incision will be made in your neck to gain access to the spine. The muscles in your neck are moved aside so that your surgeon can easily view your discs and vertebrae. After the damaged discs are located, they are removed. Bone spurs are removed to alleviate some of the compression on your spine. A bone graft is used to fill in the space and sutures are used to close the incision site.

What is recovery like after an anterior cervical disc fusion?

After going through the surgery, you can expect to experience some degree of pain and discomfort. Pain medication can be prescribed to help you get through the recovery process. Some individuals suffer from a sore throat, hoarseness and trouble swallowing. These side effects should go away within one to four weeks. Following your disc fusion procedure, refrain from using NSAIDs, sitting for extended periods of time, smoking and driving for two to four weeks.

Don’t lift anything over five pounds, bend your head backward or forward, and refrain from housework and chores until you feel strong enough. You will probably need help with your normal daily activities for a little bit. Physical therapy is often recommended.

How much does anterior cervical disc fusion cost?

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure for $21,900, versus having to pay $219,000 if you were to book the procedure through the hospital on your own. Pricing is exclusive of any implants or other hardware and is only an average. Your actual cost might be higher or lower.

Schedule your anterior cervical disc fusion with I Need A Surgery

If you are struggling to move your neck and arm because of the pain from herniated discs, you can schedule your anterior cervical disc fusion with I Need A Surgery today.

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