Neck pain is all too common as people spend more and more time hunched over computer screens and driving their cars through traffic-filled commutes. You don't have to live with neck pain caused by abnormalities in the soft tissues, nerves, discs, or bones in the cervical spine. The board-certified, fellowship-trained specialists at the Spine Academy of Orthopaedic Associates of Central Maryland will provide a thorough evaluation of your condition before recommending a course of treatment. If surgery is necessary, our surgeons are experienced in innovative techniques to help restore pain-free neck motion.
About the Cervical Spine
The cervical spine is composed of seven small bones (vertebrae) in the neck that support the head. Within the spine, the neck has the greatest degree of movement.
The cervical spine is vulnerable to injury. Neck injury, compressed nerves, degenerative disc disease, herniated discs, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis are some of the most common causes of neck pain. Symptoms of cervical spine problems can include:
- Neck pain
- Neck stiffness
- Movement limitation
- Burning pain
- Crunching noise
- Pain or numbness that spreads through the shoulder and arm
Our surgeons have expertise in the following state-of-the-art cervical spine procedures:
- Artificial disc replacement
- Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF)
- Minimally invasive posterior foraminotomy
- Posterior cervical laminaplasty
- Rheumatoid skull-based surgery
- Surgery for cervical trauma
If neck pain is interfering with your life, call the Spine Academy of OACM
at (410) 644-1880 for an appointment at our Columbia, Baltimore or Eldersburg offices. You may also request an appointment online.