Neurological Conditions and Their Treatment Options - Spine


At California Neurological Institute, our surgeons perform minimally invasive spine surgeries for spine pain treatment due to Cervical Discectomy & Fusion, Posterior Fusion, Lumbar, Corpectomy, and Disk Prosthesis Placement, and other sources of spine pain.

Spine Conditions and Treatment
    • Anterior cervical discectomy and fusion
    • A common approach to the front of the spine in the neck to remove and replace a disc with a fusion of the bones above and below. With minimally invasive techniques this is often performed as an outpatient with early return to activities.
    • Placement of cervical disk prosthesis
    • This is similar to discectomy but with placement of an artificial disc with natural motion preservation. Research published by CNI doctors demonstrate this technique has the advantage of reduced complications including fewer future spine operations.
    • Corpectomy
    • Surgery to replace the bone in addition to the discs for more extensive spinal cord compression problems. Newer expandable devices to replace the bone has replaced uncomfortable grafting from the patient's own hip bone.
    • Laminectomy
    • The part of the spine bone forming the canal for nerves in the back is the lamina. Laminectomy is removal of some of this bone to relieve pressure in the canal.
    • Posterior Fusion
    • This is an approach to the back of the spine for fusing by bone, and or metal, two or more spine bones, [ vertebrae.]
    • Resection of spine and spinal cord tumor


Peripheral Nerve Surgery Recovery

The recovery time after peripheral nerve surgery varies greatly depending on the procedure as well as the individual patient. It is important for patients to regain mobility to. For more information regarding your expected recovery time please make an appointment with one of our neurosurgeons.



Appointments at California Neurosurgical Institute

CNI works with most insurance companies and is an in-network provider for these insurances. In most cases, CNI doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need, and the team members who will care for you or your family have the expertise and skills to provide the best care possible.




If you are currently suffering from a brain or spine disorder, or are experiencing persistent pain for a minimum of 6 months, you should consult with a neurosurgeon at CNI. The surgeon will evaluate your condition and suggest the best possible treatment options. Take the first step to feeling better and call today to schedule a consultation.

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