CSC uses a variety of innovative technologies to perform modern cervical spine fusions.
Fusion is the bonding together of bones, usually with the aid of bone graft or a biological substance. A fusion stops motion between 2 vertebrae and provides long-term stabilization. It is very similar to natural fracture healing.
In a cervical fusion, adjacent vertebral bodies, facets, and/or the lamina may be fused together.
If the fusion is done from behind (posterior), the surgeon typically will lay strips of bone graft from one lamina, or lateral (side) mass to the lamina, or lateral mass below. Usually, bone graft will fuse across these structures over time and stabilize the two vertebrae. The surgeon may use a similar technique to fuse the facet joints together, too.
Center for Spine Care offers stem cell therapy as a conservative treatment to promote natural healing for back or neck pain. Utilizing mesenchymal stem cells, this new method is used to treat patients with neck and back pain caused from degenerative disc disease.