Neck Pain Treatment in Miami

Miami Neck Specialists treat neck and arm pain in Miami. Neck pain can be caused by a variety of conditions, including cervical dystonia, cervical spondylosis, fibromyalgia, disc herniation, or osteoarthritis. Sometimes the cause has to do with lifestyle habits, such as carrying a heavy bag on a shoulder, cradling the phone between the shoulder and neck, emotional stress, muscle strain, or poor posture. Emotional distress often causes tension in the neck and shoulders and can lead to neck pain. Sleeping on one’s stomach can also cause neck pain. Traumas from accidents, including whiplash, can cause pain to occur in the neck as well.

The Miami Neck Specialists will begin by diagnosing the condition is causing the neck pain through an MRI, and then outline a treatment plan. The specialists prefer to use targeted pain management and non-surgical techniques to treat the pain of their clients. They have found that most cases of neck pain are caused by neck strain, which can be treated without surgery. Sometimes rest is all that is needed to relieve the pain. These specialists are skilled in minimally-invasive surgical procedures and will use them in serious cases requiring surgery. If you are experiencing neck and back pain in Miami, call the Miami Neck Specialists today to start your treatment plan.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion

Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion {ACDF) is a type of minimally invasive neck surgery, designed to treat nerve root and spinal cord compression. The surgeon performs a discectomy to the cervical spine in order to remove a herniated or degenerative disc and decompress the nerve roots and spinal cord to stabilize the vertebrae. Through this procedure, pressure on the area is relieved, and the corresponding pain and numbness is alleviated.

ACDF surgery uses specific instruments in order to avoid cutting into the soft tissues, and therefore causes less pain than traditional methods of surgery. The minimally invasive procedures used in this type of surgery are safer, quicker, and allow for a faster recovery time. In fact, most of these surgeries are performed in an outpatient setting, and patients are able to return home the same day of the surgery.

With ACDF, the incision is much smaller, so there is less blood loss and less pain that occurs. Because of this, the need for post-op pain medication is reduced.

Who Needs ACDF Surgery?
This minimally invasive procedure may be an option for patients suffering from cervical radiculopathy, a herniated or degenerative disk in the neck, cervical spinal, stenosis, and cervical spinal fracture.

Miami Neck Specialists can perform this surgery on patients suffering from disc herniation, spinal stenosis, and other spine and neck problems in Miami. Call for a consultation to find out if ACDF surgery is right for you. For those patients who do not have significant degenerative changes, disk replacement is another option and can provide the same great relief without the loss of motion.