Tag: neck surgery

Myths about Cervical Collars after Neck Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD When I discuss cervical spine (neck) fusion surgery with a patient, one of the first questions they ask is “Will I have to wear a collar?”  I’m not exactly sure why the neck brace engenders so many strong feelings among patients, most of whom have never tried one on, much less… Read more »

Should I have Neck Surgery?

by Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients often ask me for a recommendation of the best treatment options for their herniated disc in the neck.  In this article, I will discuss how I arrive at these recommendations, based on neck anatomy, specific criteria and the conditions unique to each patient. The cervical spine (neck) has 6… Read more »

Spinal Stenosis Overview: Part 2 from Dr Mark McFarland DO

Spinal Stenosis is an Abnormal Narrowing of the Spinal Canal Which Can Cause Severe Neck and Back Pain In my last blog post I dealt with the anatomy of your spine.  Today I shall provide an overview of spinal stenosis and how this can cause severe back and neck pain for patients suffering from this… Read more »