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Spine & Neck Services

“Dr. Armen Khachatryan performs the first two level cervical disc fusion.” 

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At Jordan Valley Medical Center, we have extensive experience in helping patients who suffer from neck and back pain. Whether dealing with an acute injury or debilitating chronic disorder, we provide advanced treatment options to relieve pain symptoms. When non-surgical efforts no longer provide pain relief, patients look to Jordan Valley for effective treatment for lumbar (lower back) and cervical (neck) conditions:

Similar to hip and knee joint replacements, significant advancements have been made in disc replacement surgery for treating neck and spine conditions. Unlike traditional spinal fusion, which involves removing painful discs and fusing two or more vertebrae together — which result in limited mobility — disc replacement surgery replaces the painful disc with an artificial disc to enable the neck/spine to function as intended. Artificial discs are structurally similar to natural discs, which serve as shock absorbers in the neck and back.

Spinal fusion surgically corrects problems with the small bones, or vertebrae, of the spine by eliminating motion between vertebrae. In other words, spinal fusion essentially unites vertebrae so that they heal into a single, solid bone. Spinal fusion also prevents the stretching of spinal nerves and surrounding ligaments and muscles. In essence, if moving vertebrae causes pain, eliminating the movement should relieve pain.

Surgical Comparison

CONSIDERATIONS
DISC REPLACEMENT SPINAL FUSION
Range of motion Preserved Restricted
Surrounding discs Unaffected May suffer degeneration
Risks General surgical risks
  • Pain at bone grafting site
  • Excessive blood loss
  • General surgical risks
Typical hospital stay 1 – 2 days* 3 – 4 days*
Common recovery period 6 – 8 weeks* 3 – 4 months*
Patient candidacy

Limited to patients who have:

  • Spinal or extremity pain caused
    by 1 – 2 intervertebral disks
  • No significant facet joint disease
  • No fractures, tumors or infections
  • No deformities or instabilities
Only limited to patients who have back pain not resolved by non- surgical methods.

* May vary by patient

Neck and Spine Specialists

No matter what your spine and/or neck condition, you can count on the team of highly specialized surgeons and physicians at Jordan Valley:

For more information about our neck and spine services, contact us.

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3580 West 9000 South
West Jordan, Utah 84088