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Disc Fusion

Alleviate the Pain of a Herniated Disc

An anterior cervical disc fusion is a type of surgery that can help to remove a herniated disc in your spine and neck. Even though many herniated discs will heal on their own, some require surgery to correct the problem and alleviate pain. If you are in need of a disc fusion procedure, you can save time and money by scheduling your surgery with an Ambulatory Surgery Center at I Need A Surgery.

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

You may be in need of surgery if:

  • You are suffering from pain in your arm that is worse than the pain in your neck
  • Your symptoms aren’t improving with medication and physical therapy
  • You're experiencing significant weakness in the arm or hand
  • Diagnostic testing has shown a degenerative disc

Undergoing anterior cervical disc fusion can help to alleviate any pain that you may be experiencing.

Correcting a Herniated Disc

How is the anterior cervical disc fusion procedure performed?

An anterior cervical disc fusion surgery is done to eliminate any herniated discs in your spine and neck. The surgeon will make a careful incision near your throat. Once they have removed the disc, a bone graft will be put in place to fuse the bones both below and above the space. Bone grafts can come from any number of different places. If there are any bone spurs in your neck, they will be removed as well. Metal screws and plates keep the vertebrae affixed in position. Sutures are used to close the incision site.

Recovery Steps

What is recovery like after an anterior cervical disc fusion?

After the surgery, your body will begin to heal itself naturally. New bone cells will begin growing around the bone graft. In about three to six months’ time, the graft should have joined the two vertebrae to create a solid bone. A cervical brace is often worn during the recovery process to give your neck the support it needs, while limiting movement as it heals. Physical therapy is often prescribed once your neck has healed.

Slowly return to your normal activities. Begin walking short distances until you have worked your way up to a mile or two every day. About one to four days after surgery, you will be able to shower. Avoid going in any pools, bathtubs or hot tubs until you are given the approval to do so.

How much does an anterior cervical disc fusion cost?

Save with No-Surprise Pricing from I Need A Surgery

I Need A Surgery can get you the procedure through the Surgery Center Network for $16,600, versus having to pay $166,000 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

Don’t live with pain and discomfort when there is a solution to help restore movement and alleviate pain. Contact I Need A Surgery to schedule your surgery today.