Cervical spine surgery
The most common cervical disorders requiring surgery are cervical disc prolapse and cervical spinal stenosis. The most common symptom is severe pain in the neck and upper limbs. At worst, these diseases can also cause spinal cord injury.
Some cases will require surgery – timely treatment is important in order to avoid permanent nerve damage or spinal cord injury. The procedures are performed through small incisions using a microscope, and patients recover quickly: they are typically discharged the day after the surgery. Patients retain normal mobility and do not need to wear a collar.
Other cervical disorders that require surgical treatment may include alterations in the cervical spine due to arthritis, cancer or accidents.
The neurosurgeons at Helsinki Hospital are experienced in cervical spine surgery. The procedures are performed through small incisions using a microscope. We always select the treatment that is proven to be the most effective, be it rehabilitation or surgery.
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