Diskectomy cervical disk surgerycervical spine surgery

Discectomy (cervical disc surgery/cervical spine surgery)

A discectomy, also known as cervical disc surgery or cervical spine surgery, takes out a portion of cushion or the entire cushion that assists in supporting part of the spinal column. The cushions are known as discs and provide separation for vertebrae (spinal bones). This procedure is performed when one of discs becomes displaced and puts pressure on the spinal cord and nerves of the spinal column. This displacement of the disc is called a herniated disc. This surgery is done when herniated discs cause extreme pain and weakness and numbness in muscles of legs and buttocks.

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