For patients suffering from the arm or neck pain, weakness or numbness that is often associated with a pinched nerve or herniated disc in the spine, a decompression and fusion surgery may be the ideal solution. When considering anterior cervical fusion in New Jersey, specifically, it is essential that patients find an experienced, reputable care provider. We recommend calling Rothman Institute to find out why our team of spinal surgeons are known throughout the region (and the nation) for their cutting-edge research and contributions to advancements in spinal care. If you’re looking for a surgeon that not only has years of experience, but also the academic expertise to provide the best possible result, then Rothman Institute is the place for you!
Anterior cervical fusion in New Jersey can provide significant pain relief and improved spinal stability for patients, but the benefits don’t stop there. Here are three specific “pro’s” to having a decompression and fusion procedure:
1. The fusing is a natural process.
Successful decompression and fusion surgeries use the natural, post-surgery healing process to facilitate the fusion of a segment of the spine. After the damaged vertebrae is removed during surgery (the decompression piece of the procedure), the area must be reinforced by adding a bone graft. The graft then works to fuse and strengthen the spine on that level, reducing excessive movement and therefore, minimizing pain. The natural healing process, which allows for the fusion to take place, is part of what makes this procedure so successful as a long term solution.
2. It involves a simple, relatively quick recovery.
If complications are avoiding and the patient complies with instructions for a proper recovery from anterior cervical fusion
in New Jersey, the procedure offers great results for significant pain relief and the provision of spinal stability for years afterward. The prospect of spinal surgery can seem intimidating, but don’t be discouraged. In fact, as long as your spinal injury is addressed before the point of irreversible damage, you have a very good opportunity to heal quickly after your procedure. Most patients are able to leave the hospital within 2-3 days at the maximum. Instructions for follow up care will be provided and while isometric neck strengthening exercises may be recommended, patients recovering from this surgery will not even need to perform traditional physical therapy.
3. New Jersey patients have access to outstanding local care.
Rothman Institute, a leader in orthopedic research, clinical studies and cutting edge technology, has multiple office locations near you! We invite our New Jersey patients to look online to view our local, convenient New Jersey offices
and then call Rothman Institute today to set up an appointment! Did you know that Rothman Institute’s mission statement
declares that our desire is to “provide our communities with high quality, compassionate, and affordable musculoskeletal care that is grounded in evidence based medicine, the results of which will exceed expectations.” If that’s the kind of expertise and personal patient care you’re looking for, call us today!