Cervical Spine Surgery
Cervical spine (neck) injuries require the most delicate and comprehensive care possible. Dr. Martin Jones approaches cervical spine treatment with the utmost sensitivity and precision. Drawing upon his years of experience, combined with his advanced surgical techniques, Dr. Jones is able to achieve optimum patient outcomes for even the most complicated conditions affecting the neck.
Neck surgery can be performed from the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the neck. There are two main types of surgical procedures: decompression and fusion. They are often performed simultaneously, as decompression may cause instability in the vertebrae.
Cervical decompression surgery, which helps relieve nerve pressure, is commonly used to treat bone spurs and bulging, degenerated, or herniated discs in the neck. Procedures include discectomy, microdiscectomy, and laminectomy, where small sections of bone or tissue are removed to relieve pain caused by nerve impingement.
Cervical spinal fusion, used to correct deformities or treat stress fractures (spondylolysis) and chronic neck pain such as cervical spondylitic myelopathy, involves fusing the vertebrae together. This may be done with or without spinal instrumentation (plates, screws, rods) to stabilize the bone structure.
Cervical Spine Treatment in Birmingham, Alabama
If you are suffering from chronic neck pain, cervical spine surgery may help eliminate your neck pain and any associated nerve pain in your arms or hands. Turn to board-certified spine surgeon Dr. Jones for a comprehensive evaluation. You can trust his cervical spine expertise for an accurate diagnosis to give you peace of mind. Call (205) 949-1800 or request an appointment online at our convenient Birmingham, Alabama location today.