What is Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion?

Category: Surgeries

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This neurosurgical procedure is performed to relieve the pressure on one or more nerve roots, or on the spinal cord. It involves the stabilization of two or more vertebrae by locking (fusing) them together. The seven cervical (neck) vertebrae are numbered C1 to C7. 

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Spinal stenosis 5 4
Degenerative disc disease 3 1
Loss of manual dexterity 1 1
Neck pain 1 1
Spinal cord injury 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 2
Moderate 2
Mild 0
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion

Side effect Patients
Back pain 1
Neck pain 1
Pain 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently having Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion

Duration Patients
10 years or more 1

Stopped having Anterior Cervical Spine Fusion

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 8
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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