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This procedure was developed as an alternative to anterior cervical discectomy and fusion to better allow for both pain relief and continued motion throughout the spine.

Benefits of This Procedure

You’ll be relieved of the arm and neck pain you’re experiencing due to the herniated disc in your neck or degenerative disc disease. The damaged disc irritates spinal nerves that have roots in the spinal cord near the disc. By removing it, the pressure on the nerve is released and the pain will be relieved.

The main additional benefit of cervical disc replacement over anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is preserving more freedom of motion in your neck. It can also result in faster healing times and can decrease the chances of other discs in your neck degenerating.

Dr. Rovner will explore this option with you during your consultation. But he will only recommend it as a last resort when non-surgical treatment options have failed and if this is the appropriate treatment for your individual problem.

About The Surgery

Dr. Rovner will begin the surgery by making a small incision in the front of the neck. The windpipe, as well as arteries, muscles, etc., are then moved aside, providing access to damaged disc. The disc is then removed and the artificial disc inserted in its place and secured.

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What To Expect

At Progressive Spine & Orthopaedics, we use state-of-the-art technology and procedures. This enables you to go home the same day or just one day after the procedure and return to your normal life quickly in most cases. You should feel some relief from your arm and neck pain almost immediately. This all depends on how long you were experiencing your symptoms and how irritated your spinal nerves were by the herniated disc.

Of course, you’ll receive more detailed and specific instructions for your recovery from Dr. Rovner after the procedure. He’ll be happy to answer any and all questions you have. You’ll be scheduled for post-surgery appointments to verify that your recovery is going as expected.

Dr. Rovner will be active and a part of all aspects of your care – from your first consultation, through choosing your treatment plan together, all the way to your recovery.

About Your Doctor

Dr. Joshua Rovner is a board-certified spine surgeon in New Jersey providing both non-surgical and surgical treatment of pain related to the neck and entire back. He prides himself on his patient-centered, personalized approach that helps correctly diagnose and treat problems related to deformity, trauma, and degenerative conditions. He focuses on conservative non-surgical methods but, when surgery is necessary, utilizes the most modern techniques. To learn more about motion- sparing surgery for you neck problems request a consultation today. Or you can call us at 201.227.1299 to schedule your appointment.

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If you are suffering from back or neck pain, it is crucial for you to receive a professional diagnosis as soon as possible. Dr. Rovner is one of the best spine surgeons in NJ who has the experience and expertise necessary to help patients actualize successful outcomes with orthopedic spine surgery.

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