ONE® Brain & Spine Center® uses posterior cervical fusion with instrumentation in the treatment of cervical fracture or instability. Cervical fusions may also be recommended for other spinal conditions, including spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, disc herniations or bulges, spondylosis, deformity or spinal tumors. The goal of posterior cervical fusion with instrumentation is to reduce or eliminate neck pain, arm and hand pain, and stabilize the neck and spine.
Posterior cervical fusions are performed under general anesthesia, while lying face down. The surgeon will make an incision along the back of the neck to access the spine. Following the procedure, your surgeon will discuss all post-operative care, which may include bracing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and various low impact exercises.