Fusion of the Cervical Spine

By Ehren Allen, PT

Fusion of the Cervical Spine or Neck Fusion

The Cervical Spine or Neck Fusion fusion is a surgery that fuses two or more neck bones.  The bones in the cervical spine are called vertebrae.  Several Orthopaedic Spine Specialists perform cervical fusions at the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute.  A Cervical Fusion aims to add space between two vertebrae.  It also wants to prevent movement at their spine level.  Upon evaluation of patients needing this surgery, they have some instability in the affected area. Therefore, if you have been told that you have instability in your neck and want to learn more about this procedure, please read this article on cervical fusion.

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Cervical Spine Fusion Surgery at JOI


Cervical or Neck Surgery Options

At the Jacksonville Orthopaedic Institute, we have several physicians that treat the cervical spine or neck.  There are a variety of different surgical options based on your specific injury.  There are also many conservative non-surgical approaches.  Therefore, give us a call for the treatment options available at JOI. It is best to discuss all of these options with your Orthopaedic Spine Specialist.

If you want to learn more about the cervical spine’s anatomy, please watch this anatomy video.

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Anatomy of the Spine

Related Articles: Bones of the Neck and Robotic Spine Surgery.

JOI Fracture and Injury Care

JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP fracture and injury care. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. So, you can make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000.  To schedule for physical therapy, please call 904-858-7045. 

Finally, to schedule an appointment with an Orthopaedic Spine Specialist, please call 904-JOI-2000, schedule online, or click below.

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