Neck Surgery Specialist

Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine

Orthopedic Spine Surgery & Neurosurgery located in Englewood, NJ, Jersey City, NJ, West New York, NJ, Staten Island, NY, Ridgewood, NJ, & Bayonne, NJ

When you suffer from chronic neck pain that fails to improve with conservative medical care, neck surgery may be your next option. The skilled team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, with offices in Englewood, Jersey City, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Bayonne, New Jersey, as well as the Castleton Corners area of Staten Island in New York City, includes neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons who specialize in neck surgery. To schedule a consultation, call or book an appointment online today.

Neck Surgery Q & A

What is neck surgery?

Neck surgery is a type of spine surgery that involves the cervical spine. Your cervical spine is the part of your spinal column that goes from the bottom of your skull to the top of your back.

It’s the most flexible portion of your spinal column, allowing you to move your head in a wide range of directions. Unfortunately, the structure and function of your neck also make it more vulnerable to injuries and damage that may cause ongoing neck pain. 

Though most cases of neck pain resolve over time with conservative care, some conditions may cause chronic pain that affects your quality of life. 

Am I a candidate for neck surgery?

The experienced team at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine determines if you’re a candidate for neck surgery after a surgical consultation. 

Though the team includes skilled neurosurgeons and orthopedic spine surgeons, they always maximize non-operative treatment options to manage neck pain before recommending surgery. 

The team may consider you a candidate for neck surgery if you have chronic neck pain that:

  • Fails to improve with conservative medical care
  • Affects your ability to manage daily responsibilities
  • Causes pain that radiates into your arms
  • Makes it hard for you to walk or maintain balance

In addition to your symptoms, the team also runs diagnostic imaging tests to locate the source of your neck pain. They only perform neck surgery if they can find and fix the source of your discomfort. 

What happens during neck surgery?

The specifics of your neck surgery depend on your diagnosis and overall health. Your surgeon at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine creates a personalized neck surgery plan and reviews the details of your procedure at your pre-surgical evaluation.

When possible, the team uses minimally invasive surgical techniques when performing neck surgery to reduce recovery time and pain. Types of neck surgery include discectomy (removal of a damaged intervertebral disc) or spinal fusion. 

The spine experts also perform disc replacement procedures, which involve removing and replacing a damaged intervertebral disc with an artificial disc to alleviate pain and restore spine mobility. 

To schedule your neck surgery consultation at Total Orthopedics Spine and Sports Medicine, call the office closest to you or use the online scheduling tool to book an appointment today.