What is an ACDF?
Just because you’re suffering from neck pain and/or discomfort doesn’t mean you should think the worst. There’s a good chance that you can treat the underlying issue through non-surgical methods such as ice therapy, heat therapy, physical therapy, and acupuncture.
However, if the root of the problem is more severe — such as a herniated disc or bone spurs in the neck — a surgical procedure could be the most efficient and effective way to find relief.
If that’s the case, it’s essential to learn more about all your options. That includes an ACDF. An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion is a spine surgery that involves removing all or part of a diseased or damaged intervertebral disc to relieve pressure on the spinal nerve(s) in the cervical spine or neck.
With this approach, pressure is taken off of the nerve roots to reduce or eliminate pain and discomfort.
Dr. Mudit Sharma specializes in this form of minimally invasive neck surgery. With so much at stake, you must consult with an experienced and knowledgeable specialist who can answer your questions, provide direction, and ensure that you’re taking the steps necessary to treat the cause of your pain.
Virginia Spine Specialists is an award-winning, minimally invasive spinal care practice with locations in Fredericksburg, VA and Manassas, VA. We also serve these Northern and Central Virginia locations: Haymarket, Gainesville, Culpepper, Front Royal, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Colonial Beach, Tappahannock and Lake Anna.