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.
||DISC REPLACEMENT||SPINAL FUSION|
|Range of motion||Preserved||Restricted|
|Surrounding discs||Unaffected||May suffer degeneration|
|Risks||General surgical risks||
|Typical hospital stay||1 – 2 days*||3 – 4 days*|
|Common recovery period||6 – 8 weeks*||3 – 4 months*|
Limited to patients who have:
|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:
- Les Harris, M.D., for spinal fusion.
- Armen Khachatryan, M.D., for artificial disc replacement and spinal fusion.
- James G. Macintyre, M.D., for non-surgical treatment of neck and spine conditions.
- Andrea J. Matich, M.D., for non-surgical treatment of neck and spine conditions.
For more information about our neck and spine services, contact us.