Relieve Chronic Neck Pain with Cervical Spine Surgery
Chronic neck pain can be debilitating, preventing you from enjoying your daily life. If other treatments have failed to address your symptoms, cervical spine surgery may provide you with relief. At Orthocaremex, Drs. Roberto Lara de La Fuente and Santiago Torres Becerra have over 32 years of experience in spinal and orthopaedic surgery. We use advanced, minimally invasive techniques to perform cervical surgery at a fraction of the cost of surgery in the U.S. and Canada. Located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, our practice provides affordable medical tourism packages as well as financing through LightStream.Our minimally invasive treatment can relieve chronic neck pain quickly and affordably.
Do I Need Cervical Spine Surgery?
Surgical treatment of the cervical spine is typically performed to treat compression, pinched nerves, or spinal instability. The neck is made up of seven bones, known as the cervical vertebrae, stacked on top of one another. The vertebrae are linked by muscles, ligaments, and discs. When everything works properly, the vertebrae allow for proper neck motion and protect the spinal cord and nerves.
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Normal wear and tear, as well as trauma, can affect the proper function of your neck. The discs can degenerate, leading to osteoarthritis, neck pain, and a range of other symptoms. Some conditions that may require cervical surgery include:
- A bulging or herniated disc
- Loss of disc height
- Bone spurs
- Cartilage erosion
All of these issues can lead to pain, numbness, tingling, and burning. These symptoms are not always isolated to the neck. They may also occur in the arms. The best way to find out if a cervical spine surgery could resolve your symptoms is to speak to your general doctor or schedule a consultation with our team.
How Cervical Spine Surgery Works
The goal of cervical spine surgery is to reduce pain and restore spinal stability. The right treatment for you will depend on the cause of your symptoms. In general, our surgeons use two techniques to address neck pain: decompression and stabilization. Some patients will only require one type of procedure, while others will need a combination of the two for optimal results.
Decompression surgery is used when nerve tissue in the neck is being compressed. Using minimally invasive techniques, our doctors can access the obstructed nerve and either remove the tissue pressing on the nerve or spinal cord, or create more space for the nerve tissue. We use advanced technology to provide maximum relief with minimal trauma to the surrounding tissues.
Your doctor may determine that you have an unstable spine if there is abnormal motion in your spinal column. This motion is highly dangerous, as it can raise the risk of a serious neurological injury. The main techniques for stabilizing a spine are fusion and instrumentation.