In the video below, Dwyer Williams Dretke lead litigation attorney and partner Tim Williams talks about cervical disk fusion surgery for serious neck injuries that result from rear-end auto accidents. Most neck pain is attributable to degeneration that occurs in the intervertebral discs of the cervical spine and the joints between each vertebra. The vast majority of people who have this sort of degenerative condition will never require any type of operation. However, if your neck condition has been aggravated as the result of injuries from an auto accident, then you may need an anterior cervical fusion to resolve your back or neck pain. If you have been injured in an accident and you feel like you can’t get the settlement you need, please call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555.
Tim Williams Discusses Cervical Fusion Surgery
In this video, Tim explains that when a person has a disk bulge or herniation and it is causing symptoms that doctors can’t treat conservatively, then one of their only options is cervical disk fusion, also called cervical fusion. If left untreated, the condition would worsen and could even result in paralysis. In this procedure surgeons remove the problematic disk or disks, and insert an allograft strut – a piece of plated bone to which the adjacent vertabra fuses. After surgery, the presiding physician will continue to monitor the patient for up to a year, as it takes usually that long for a fusion to fully occur. After that, the patient will be off on their way.
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