Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment In NJ
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About Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
Degenerative disc disease is an age-linked illness that happens when one or more of the discs between the vertebrae of the spinal column undergoes wear and tear and weakens or breaks down, resulting in pain. It can also create discomfort. A life’s worth of meandering, poor posture or injury directly affects your neck:
• The fluid-filled cervical discs splitting the vertebrae in your spine become less bendable, thinner, and are less effective shock absorbers.
• The soft gel-like center of the cervical disc becomes dry out and shrinks, lessening the space presented for the spinal cord and nerve roots.
• The ligaments that surround the cervical disc become delicate and more easily slit.
This corrosion is referred to as cervical degenerative disc disease or cervical disc degeneration and directly affects intervertebral discs and may lead to spinal stenosis.
Symptoms of Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
Following are the symptoms which show degenerative disc disease in the neck (the cervical spine):
- Reduced flexibility
- Neck pain
- Pain scorching to the back of the shoulder or into the arms
- Numbness and burning in the arms and hands
- Pinched Nerve
- Leg pain and lower back pain
Diagnosing Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
Our spine specialists will diagnose whether you are suffering from degenerative disc disease in the neck by:
• Checking the strength, flexibility, and movement in your neck, arms, and legs
• Ordering imaging tests such as X-rays, CT scan or MRI.
If degenerative disc disease occurs, the images will often show a contraction of the spaces between your vertebrae, which specifies that one or more discs have weakened or collapsed. The X-rays may also show bone subdivisions. Sometimes disc corrosion and bone spurs can compress nerve roots.
Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease Treatment
Your discomfort and pain may be a natural cause of aging or it happens due to an injury. The treatment options for cervical degenerative disc disease depends on the range of deterioration.
If you do not have an indication of nerve root compression with muscle dimness, our doctor may suggest you:
A soft cervical collar for your neck to rest
If rest, medication, and physical therapy don’t work or if tests show spinal cord compression or nerve root, our doctor may recommend Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion, or Cervical Disc Replacement to reduce pain, weakness, and burning.
In cervical fusion surgery deteriorated cervical disc and exchanges it with a space, then fuses the vertebrae on any side of the space, resulting in spinal fusion.
Cervical disc replacement.
The surgeon removes the deteriorated disc and replaces it with the cervical disc which is artificial that moves, therefore protect or improving your motion and flexibility. It is performed by laser and also known a laser spine surgery.
The best surgical treatment for you depends on your spinal condition. Discuss treatment options with our doctor.