We make an incision across the front of the neck to gain access to the cervical spine.
We remove the damaged disc, relieving pressure from the previously pinched nerve roots. Space is made above and below the removed disc, making room for the bone graft.
Bone Graft Insertion
We insert the bone graft between the vertebrae, in the space made for it in the previous step.
Metal Plate Attachment
We may attach a metal plate to the area to hold the bones in place during the healing process.
The bone graft binds with the vertebrae, growing together to help stabilize the spine.