Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Anterior Cervical Discectomy is a procedure that removes herniated disc material and bone spurs that compress and irritate the nerve roots and spinal cord, and may cause radiating arm pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness.  It enjoys very high success rates, and can dramatically relieve radiating arm pain, numbness and tingling, and restore strength and function.

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Fusion (ACDF) is the historical “gold standard” procedure, and still remains a very good choice in many circumstances.  

Anterior Cervical Discectomy with Disc Replacement or Disc Arthroplasty is an alternative newer procedure that replaces the diseased disc with a mobile implant that allows for continued motion, and avoids fusion.

Both of theses procedures enjoy very high success rates.  A consultation with Dr. Nelson is the best way to learn about your options, and discuss the best option for you.  Call (858) 777-7917 now to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nelson and discuss your options today!