With Han Jo Kim, MD
HSS Orthopedic Spine Surgeon
Several conditions in the neck (cervical spine) can cause pain and other symptoms and limit your mobility. Innovative techniques are available to restore your function, relieve your symptoms, and improve your quality of life.
The vertebrae in your neck are separated by cushioning discs and facet joints. When arthritis progresses in these spaces, it can cause herniated discs or bone spurs that compress nerve roots or the spinal cord and can lead to:
These problems may cause:
Nonsurgical treatments such as physical therapy, steroid injections, traction, massage therapy, and posture corrections may be helpful to treat neck pain. If these treatments are not enough, a variety of surgical approaches are available to relieve your symptoms.
There are two general types of neck surgery: techniques to fuse the affected vertebrae, and non-fusion techniques to free spinal cord or nerve compression. They may be performed from the front or back of your neck.
Your surgeon will consider your symptoms, the alignment of the bones in your neck, and areas of compression when choosing the most effective treatment for your neck pain.
For more information, please contact us at email@example.com.
Subscribe to receive Community Education & Outreach emails
Back to Health Connection