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Herniated Spinal Disc

Spinal discs play a crucial role in the lower back, serving as shock absorbers between the vertebrae, supporting the upper body, and allowing a wide range of movement in all directions.

If a disc herniates and leaks some of its inner material, though, the disc can quickly go from easing daily life to aggravating a nerve, triggering back pain and possibly pain and nerve symptoms down the leg.

Many terms may be used to describe issues with a spinal disc and disc pain, and all may be used differently and, at times, interchangeably.

Some commonly used terms include:

  • Herniated disc
  • Pinched nerve
  • Ruptured/torn disc
  • Bulging disc
  • Disc protrusion
  • Slipped disc

A herniated disc and degenerative disc disease typically occur in :

  • Cervical spine (neck)
  • Lumbar spine (lower back)- Most common and often combined with Sciatica.
  • Thoracic spine (mid-back)- Very rare
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Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

The minimally invasive approach to neck surgery uses a small incision compared to traditional open neck surgery. Often, the incision is made in a natural skin fold at the front of the neck, which—when healed, is virtually invisible in most patients.

The goal of a single-level anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is:-

  • Reduce pain by decompressing the nerve roots and spinal cord
  • Stabilize the neck

The surgeon accomplishes both goals by first performing a discectomy to remove the intervertebral disc and other tissues (eg, bone spurs) compressing nearby nerves and/or the spinal cord. Removing the tissues pinching or pressing on a nerve is called decompression. The cervical level (eg, C3-C4) operated on is then stabilized by implanting spinal instrumentation that is affixed to the adjacent vertebral bodies (implanted and/or affixed to the neck).

Conditions Treated with Minimally Invasive ACDF:-
Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion may be recommended to treat many neck problems, including:

  • Cervical radiculopathy
  • Degenerative disc disease in the neck
  • Herniated disc in the neck
  • Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Cervical spinal fracture
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Top Doctors In India For Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Dr. P K Sachedeva

22 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Prashant Kr. chaudhary

8 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. Anil Kumar Kansal

23 years of experience , New Delhi, Delhi/NCR, India

Dr. SK Rajan

17 years of experience , Gurugram, Delhi/NCR, India

Top Hospitals In India For Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)

Frequently Asked Questions (Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF))

 What is the Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) Surgery?  How are the vertebrae fused together?  Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a painful operation?  What are the risks associated with Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery?  When the patient can returns to normal work after ACDF?  When should I call my doctor?