Often, the spinal fusion procedure includes using a cage as a space holder between your vertebrae. This cage will become a part of your spine forever, so it’s important to understand what it is and why it’s there.
Cervical disc replacement has become a more common treatment for cervical disc disease, but what sets it apart from anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) and how can you choose between them? Here are 6 pieces of information to help guide your choice.
It is often said that no one should have spine surgery unless they receive a second opinion from another surgeon. On the surface, this advice would sound like good old common sense, as two opinions are better than one. However, there is a trap in this line of thinking.