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Cervical Spinal Fusion for Degenerative Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease (DDD) of the cervical spine is a common phenomenon. Multiple treatment options are available for symptoms associated with DDD, including conservative measures; minimally-invasive procedures such as spinal injections and radiofrequency ablation; and surgical intervention. A common surgical procedure performed is spinal fusion, which involves removal of the damaged disc(s) and creation of a permanent connection across the vertebral space by means of a graft.

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