What Are The Treatments For Disc Herniation?
The most common treatment for symptomatic cervical disc disease involves medication, physical therapy, and occasional spinal injections.
Some patients with disc herniation, which is localized on one side of the spinal canal, are treated with a procedure that is done at the back of the neck known as lamino- foraminotomy or posterior discectomy.
Traditional operations of the symptomatic cervical disc disease usually mean fusion surgery and anterior cervical discectomy. In these techniques, the doctor makes an incision in the front of the neck. This allows the surgeon to remove the disrupted disc that creates bone spurs. It relieves pressure on the nerve roots and spinal cord.
Once the disc has been removed, the gap that is created between the two bones is filled with a piece of bone that is grafted from your pelvis. Sometimes, it is also filled with synthetic titanium or plastic that is medical grade.
Once the pressure from the bones is relieved, the procedure is meant to cause the two bones to fuse together. In this fusion procedure, plate screws are frequently applied to the front of the spine, thus providing stability, which ensures that solid fusion is achieved.