Millions of people struggle with chronic neck or back pain. The pain is so severe that they cannot perform their everyday activities. If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain, you may be wondering if Anterior Cervical Discectomy Fusion (ACDF) surgery is right for you.
What is ACDF surgery, and how does it help chronic neck or back pain?
ACDF surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can help relieve chronic neck or back pain. The surgery is performed through a small incision in the front of the neck or back. Recovery time is usually short, and patients often experience relief.
The surgery involves the removal of the herniated disc that is causing the pain. The herniated disc is removed through a small incision in the front of the neck or back.
What are the advantages of ACDF?
There are several advantages to ACDF surgery over other surgical procedures for chronic neck or back pain. Some of the main benefits include:
- Minimally invasive - ACDF surgery is a minimally invasive surgery that involves the removal of the herniated disc through a small incision. This minimally invasive approach results in less pain and scarring than traditional open surgery.
- Short recovery time - Most people experience a short recovery time after surgery. Patients often return to their normal activities within a few weeks of surgery.
- Relief from chronic pain - Many patients report relief from chronic neck or back pain after surgery.
What are the risks associated with ACDF surgery?
ACDF surgery is a safe and minimally invasive procedure. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks associated with the procedure. Some of the risks include:
- Nerve damage
- Damage to blood vessels
What is the estimated recovery time of ACDF?
The recovery time associated with ACDF surgery is typically brief. Most people experience a short recovery time and can return to normal activities within a few weeks, however depending on the patient it can take up to 3 months with some physical therapy.
How much does ACDF cost? And Does Insurance Cover It?
Chronic neck or back pain can be debilitating, preventing people from performing everyday activities. If you are suffering from chronic neck or back pain, you may be wondering how much ACDF surgery costs and what insurance providers cover the costs of this treatment.
The cost of ACDF surgery can vary depending on the location and hospital where the surgery is performed. The average price of the surgery is around $10,000. However, many insurance providers cover the costs of this treatment.
It is essential to check with your insurance provider to see if they cover the costs of ACDF surgery. Many insurance providers offer coverage for this procedure.
If you are interested in undergoing ACDF surgery, it is essential to consult with a surgeon who performs this type of procedure.
NewSouth NeuroSpine Can Perform ACDF
NewSouth NeuroSpine professional staff is ready to assist you with any questions or appointments to evaluate and treat what may be affecting your spine. We also have the capacity for after care if you are in need of a procedure that requires physical therapy. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call and set up an appointment.