Pressure on nerves or the spinal cord can lead to weakness or numbness in upper and lower extremities and can be caused by narrowing of the spinal canal, arthritis, herniated disc or cervical spinal stenosis.

Herniated neck pain associated with injury or degeneration of the neck can all be treated using an anterior approach (through front of the neck) providing better access for Dr. Raskas and a quicker recovery for the patient. The anterior cervical discectomy and fusion procedure can be beneficial in relieving spinal cord or root pressure and alleviating pain, weakness and numbness.

A posterior cervical discectomy and fusion utilizes the posterior approach (through the back of the neck) in removing all or part of a damaged disc in order to relieve spinal cord or root pressure and alleviate your pain, weakness, and numbness.