Healthy cervical discs allow side-to-side, right-to-left, and backward and forward motion in the neck, but degenerated cervical discs can cause bulging or herniation of the discs, spinal canal stenosis, myelopathy, radiculopathy, and other problems that cause pain, weakness, numbness, or limited function. Fusion surgery is often used to correct degenerative cervical discs, but Mobi-C® implants offer more natural movement than fusion surgery does.
A spine surgeon removes unhealthy discs and replaces them with artificial discs when performing Mobi-C® and fusion surgery, using implants between the discs to keep pressure off of the nerves and spinal cord. Mobi-C® implants, unlike the bone spaces used in fusion surgery, fit completely into the disc space and metal plates and screws are not used to keep the new cervical discs from moving. Mobi-C® implants are designed specifically to allow neck movement instead of restricting it.
Benefits of surgery with Mobi-C® include:
- Damaged discs are removed and replaced with new discs
- Can help retain side-to-side, right-to-left, and backward and forward movement
- Matches disc heights to remove pressure on nerves and spinal cord
- May lessen pain, weakness, numbness, and other symptoms caused by damaged cervical discs
Dr. Kasra Ahmadinia is fellowship-trained and board-certified in spine surgery and has dedicated his practice to minimally invasive spine procedures. As a leader and pioneer in state-of-the-art minimally invasive surgical treatments and breakthroughs, our expert spine surgeon is extensively trained in Mobi-C® technology. Dr. Ahmadinia is committed to operating with minimal trauma and disruption to surrounding muscles and tissues so our patients can resume their active lifestyles quickly and safely.
The Spine Center at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma provides our back, neck, and spine patients access to consultation Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. This access is in addition to our coverage of back, neck, and spine surgical emergencies at area emergency departments. See below to learn more about the spine treatment options provided at the Spine Center at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma.
Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographic, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Ahmadinia in our Spine Center, please call (918) 494-AOOK (2665), or click on the Appointment Request button.