The cervical spine (seven small vertebrae that sit below the skull to the top of the shoulders) is a unique part of the spine that allows great movement, from turning side to side, bending side to side, to looking up and down. Since it only has to bear the weight of the head and to allow a wide range of vision, it is another area of the body that sacrifices stability for mobility.
Neck issues can be debilitating and cause a wide array of secondary symptoms, including headaches, shoulder pain, and neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, weakness, pain down the arms.
Arthritic changes in the cervical spine (degenerative disc disease) are very common, causing stiffness in the morning, decreased range of motion, and severe, achy and sharp pains.
Our bodies have an amazing ability to heal. The capacity for healing declines as you age, so things take longer and longer to heal. If the amount of damage being caused daily is greater than the body's healing capacity, the condition goes into a chronic state and will continue to get worse.
Here, at NexGenEsis Healthcare, we use cutting-edge technology and procedures to put the joint of concern in the best position to heal itself. We have seen countless patients who were told, "the only thing we can do for you is surgery," but after their time with us, most of them elect not to get surgery. They can now do things the way they want with the people they love, and that's what we are all about.