Cervical Fusion is the name given to a surgical procedure that connects together injured sections of the vertebral column in the neck. The need for the surgery arises when the discs between cervical vertebrae suffers damage due to chronic wear and tear and injury. During this surgery, the discs between vertebrae are removed. Growth of bone is stimulated to connect adjacent vertebrae. Generally, doctors make use of a metal device for stabilizing the fusion until the growth of bone becomes solid.
This type of surgery is also known as Arthrodesis and it ends up linking two or more than two adjacent vertebrae permanently. Usually, between each disc are spinal vertebrae. Although, this disc functions like a cushion it also lets some movement between vertebrae. This type of surgery is performed due to the constant problem caused due to the spinal disc by pushing a nerve. This constant and nerve pressure causes irritation consequential to symptoms such as numbness, tingling and pain in the arms as well as neck.
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