According to a recent report, over nine million Americans suffer from neck pain due to the spinal cord being compressed by the narrowing of the space surrounding it. With that many people suffering from this condition, the surgeons at One Brain and Spine Center in Irvine, California are dedicated to helping those who suffer from this particular kind of pain.
Cervical spinal stenosis is classified as the narrowing of the spinal canal, which places pressure on the nerves surrounding the spinal cord. This pressure can cause pain, tingling, numbness, and other discomfort, and can also lead to loss of function and range of motion in the arms and neck. Those who suffer from spinal stenosis are often in a great amount of pain and have low function levels.
A cervical laminoplasty is the procedure most commonly performed to relieve the pain associated with cervical spinal stenosis. A portion of the lamina, or the bone of the spine, will be removed to relieve pressure on the spinal cord and surrounding nerves with the intent of relieving the patient’s pain and restoring function and range of motion.
Dr. Burak Ozgur uses several techniques at One Brain and Spine Center, but one that has recently come into more common use are procedures utilizing devices like the BoneScalpel, an ultrasonic bone cutting tool. The BoneScalpel or others like it are especially important at minimally invasive clinics like One Brain and Spine Center.
Ultrasonic devices cause less tissue damage, less blood loss, more precision, and shorter recovery times than those that are used in traditional spine surgery. Whether the surgery needs to be performed through the front or back of the neck, use of small, precise instruments like the BoneScalpel make minimally invasive surgeries that much more effective and safe.
ONE Brain & Spine Center is the premier spine and brain center in Irvine, California, offering minimally invasive spine surgeries and minimally invasive orthopedic surgeries. For more information or to make an appointment, please call (949) 383-4190.
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