Decompression procedures are used to treat spinal stenosis.
A small incision is made in the neck during cervical decompression surgery.
The muscles and tissues are then moved aside versus traditional surgery where they are cut and torn, reducing recovery time.
There are a variety of cervical decompression procedures including:
Cervical spinal fusion
This procedure fuses together two or more vertebrae using a bone graft.
At EvergreenHealth, we offer the following types of cervical spinal fusion:
Anterior cervical disc replacement
During this procedure, one or two discs can be removed, decompressed, and replaced with a unique construct allowing motion between the vertebrae.
This procedure is similar to ACDF but instead of using bone and plates, uses a special-sized artificial disc.
Read more about anterior cervical disc replacement
During this procedure, a portion of the vertebra and adjacent discs are removed for decompression of the spinal cord and spinal nerves.
A bone graft is then used to reconstruct the spine and provide stability.
Corpectomy can be performed in all areas of the spine including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions.
Read more about cervical corpectomy