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PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc Provides Alternative To Spinal Fusion Surgery

In the largest study of its kind, the PRESTIGE® Cervical Disc proved to be a safe, effective alternative to fusion for patients with degenerative disc disease in the neck. Read More

Could a Clinical Trial be Right for You?

A clinical trial is a study of a new treatment before it becomes available to the general public. If you are thinking about participating in a neck surgery clinical trial, there are several factors to consider before making a decision. Read More

What Causes Neck Pain?

There are many causes of neck pain and it is very common to have an episode of neck pain within one's lifetime. However, over 90% of this pain resolves without treatment. Read More

What to Expect After Surgery

The good news for patients who have tried conservative treatments for their neck pain and are now facing neck surgery, is that in general people do extremely well with anterior cervical surgery and the success rates are very high, above 90-percent, for long-term pain relief. Read More

The Ins and Outs of Physical Therapy

Physical therapy is often prescribed to patients before neck surgery is suggested. It is also often used following spine surgery as a rehabilitation device. Find out if physical therapy can help you and what common mistakes patients make when it comes to this form of treatment. Read More

How Do I Know I Need Surgery?

There are several things to consider before having surgery for neck pain, including all of the components associated with neck pain, whether it is headaches, radiating shoulder and arm pain, or numbness and tingling in the arms and hands. Read More

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery

With minimally invasive techniques, spine surgeons can perform neck surgery through small incisions. Read More

Yoga for Neck Pain

Yoga is a practice of meditation, spiritualism, and physical disciplines that has quickly become a very popular mainstream alternative for stress reduction, increasing core strength, and correcting posture. Read More

Exercise for Neck Pain

The primary goals of an exercise program for your cervical spine are to make the muscles of your neck, shoulders, and upper back strong and flexible. Read More

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Published: April 18, 2007
Updated: May 20, 2013