Why are you in pain?

  • Disc fragment migration in the spinal canal
  • Compression of the spinal cord or a nerve root as it exits the spine(foramen)
  • Cervicobrachial neuralgia pain in the arm, tingling (paresthesia), which can lead to paralysis

Which examinations should be carried out before consulting us?*

  • Cervical MRI

*Examinations required for the study of your case at the CCV Montpellier

What surgical treatment can we recommend ?

  • Removal of the diseased disc and herniation
  • Surgical decompression of the spinal canal and foramen
  • Disc fusion or replacement based on the stage of the injury

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The key points

  • Indication: Cervicobrachial neuralgia resistant to medical treatment for more than 2 to 6 months, with repercussions on daily activities or paralysis justifying a surgical procedure
  • Minimally invasive technique: zero-profile implant and fusion or disc replacement
2 to 4 cm

2 to 4 cm, horizontal,
front of the neck

45 min

Duration of surgery
45 minutes on 1 level

< 24hr

Average length of hospital stay
(discharge the day after surgery)

2 to 4 weeks

Restraint: soft neck brace for 2 to 4 weeks

6 to 12

Average recovery time

3 to 6 weeks

Minimum duration of absence from work

6 weeks

Period before starting back driving

3 months

Duration before resuming sports activities

from the
3rd day

Flying home after surgery

6 to 12 months*

Duration of evolution until the final result of the surgery

*These are mean times, with possibility of significant variability from one patient to another.