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Cervical Decompression in India

Cervical Decompression in India

Cervical decompression is a surgical procedure, that removes any structures compressing the nerves in the neck. ... Read More

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Treatments related to Cervical Decompression in India

  • Cervical Spine Surgery Start from INR 288600
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy Start from INR 288600
  • Surgical decompression Start from INR 240500
  • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) Start from INR 192400
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Frequently Asked Questions related to Cervical Decompression

Anterior Cervical Discectomy

Can Neck Surgery cause difficulty swallowing?

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery.

However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

How long does a neck fusion last?

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time.

Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

Can you move your neck after cervical fusion?

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure.

After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesn't mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

How much can I lift after Acdf surgery?

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

How long do you have to wear a neck brace after fusion?

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage.

Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

How long does fusion take after ACDF surgery?

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

How do you shower after ACDF surgery?

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

How long will the surgery be and how long will i be in hospital?Will it be in front or on back of my neck?

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

How long does pain last after Acdf surgery?

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)

How do you shower after ACDF surgery?

After the shower, patients should remove the bandage and dry off the surgical area. Patients should not take a bath until the wound has completely healed, which is usually around 2 weeks after surgery.

How long does pain last after Acdf surgery?

Pain Management at Home after ACDF. Some pain is likely after discharge from the hospital. Narcotic pain medication is usually prescribed to help reduce the pain in the first 1 to 4 weeks after surgery.

How long does fusion take after ACDF surgery?

The fusion should be solid by about 3 months and the newly fused bone should continue to grow stronger for up to about a year. The surgeon may take X-rays to determine the fusion's progress.

How long does a neck fusion last?

The fusion can take anywhere from three months to a year to become solid after surgery, and you could still have some symptoms during that time. Your doctor might recommend that you wear a cervical collar to support your neck for the first four to six weeks.

Can you move your neck after cervical fusion?

If you're considering an anterior cervical discectomy with fusion (ACDF) surgery for neck pain, it's common to worry about how much your neck will be able to move after the procedure. After all, one or more of your neck's mobile joints would be fused solid and cease to move. However, this doesnt mean that you will NOT be able to move your neck at all.

How long will the surgery be and how long will i be in hospital?Will it be in front or on back of my neck?

It will last for 1-2 hours and hospital stay would be for 2 days.

How much can I lift after Acdf surgery?

3 Weeks to 3 Months After ACDF Surgery. By 3 weeks, patients usually are cleared to do some light work around the home. Lifting items that weigh more than 10 pounds is now allowed.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Mild cases may not need treatment. But, moderate to severe cases that are left untreated can lead to pain and increasing deformity, as well as potential heart and lung damage. Also, if it is the case of a young child, the deformity increases drastically with hormone changes happening during puberty.

Can Neck Surgery cause difficulty swallowing?

Vertebral fusion at more than one level may also be a risk factor for dysphagia. In summary, it appears from this study that difficulty swallowing after spinal surgery is an effect associated with anterior cervical spine (neck) surgery much more often than with lumbar (low back) spine surgery. However, this gets normal after 5-7 days of the surgery.

How long do you have to wear a neck brace after fusion?

You may need to wear a neck brace for a while. It may take 4 to 6 weeks to get back to your usual activities, but it may depend on what kind of surgery you had.

Cervical Spine Surgery

What is the duration of surgery?

1-2 hours.

How long will be my hospital stay?

You may stay in the hospital for about 4-5 days generally

Will I be able to offer prayers sitting on floor and bending my back?

Yes after the duration of 6 months it is possible.

Is it a safe surgery, generally asking?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

What are the chances that my condition will be worse after surgery?

Spine surgeries have become extremely safe since the onset of the latest techniques like Neuronavigation. Even then the risk to life is less than 1 % and the chances of surgery to fail will be between 2 - 5%.

What is the life of an Implant?

50-year life expectancy.

What is the success rate of this surgery?

It is between 95-97%.

What if i wait for some time and then proceed with the surgery?

Once the nerves are getting compressed and the spine is unstable, there are some symptoms that eventually start appearing such as - loss of urine and stool control, sharp pain while walking which in the extreme case can lead to paralysis.

If the patient is doing surgery once these symptoms have started appearing, some of these changes in the body are irreversible. Hence, once the diagnosis is made, the patient shouldn't wait unnecessarily for the surgery.

When can i return to work?

By 4 to 6 weeks after lumbar fusion surgery, most patients are cleared to return to work.

Will it hamper with my neck movement?

As such there are no problems beacuse the patient starts playing after 6 months.

How much time for recovery?

The individual will start recovering from 2 weeks and can play games and resume normal routine within 4-6 months.

What is the type of surgery – Open or MIS or Robotic etc?

There are three types of surgeries, Open, Minimally invasive and Robotic surgery or robot-assisted surgery which allows doctors to perform many types of complex procedures with more precision, flexibility, and control than is possible with conventional techniques. The type of surgery on the patient depends upon the case.

Will it restore my grip?

The grip will be restored after 4-6 weeks.

Will the numbness in my hands and legs go away?

Yes, it will go away after the surgery.

Will my pain go away?

Depends upon each individual, usually a pain because of the surgery goes away in 1-2 weeks and pain from pre-surgery goes away in 3 - 6 months (in the worst case).

Will it affect my urine control or stool control after surgery?

No, it will not get affected.

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