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Cervical discs act as cushions or shock absorbers between the bones of the neck and spine. Discs that become damaged as a result of injury or wear can become painful and result in a loss of motion. If you are experiencing these symptoms, the spine and back care specialists at Yuma Regional Medical Center may recommend a procedure called a cervical disc replacement. In this procedure, your surgeon will remove the damaged or degenerated cervical disc and replace it with a specially-coated artificial disc to help relieve your pain and promote a full range of motion. Cervical disc replacement, which is performed under general anesthesia, is an alternative to the Spinal Fusion procedure which has a recovery time of approximately three months. With cervical disc replacement, the recovery time is reduced to approximately two weeks. Patients who have disc replacements also typically have fewer subsequent surgeries.
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When the small bones of the spine become fractured or cause pain, a spine and back care specialist may recommend a procedure called a spinal fusion.
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We offer a full range of inpatient rehabilitative services designed to help patients of all ages regain their functional abilities and independence following treatment.
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