03 May Neck or Back Pain? Discover Local Advances in Outpatient Spine Surgery
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Millions of Americans suffer from pain and stiffness in the neck and back, which frequently results in radiculopathy (pain in the arms caused by a pinched nerve) or sciatica (pain in the lower back caused by a pinched nerve). While conservative therapies like anti-inflammatory drugs and physical therapy often resolve pinched nerve pain, some individuals need surgical care. For years, the gold standard in repairing the slipped (or herniated) discs in the neck was a procedure known as cervical discectomy and fusion. During this procedure, the damaged disc is removed and bone grafts or implants were used to improve stability and strength, though patients had to sacrifice some mobility.