People commonly talk about having a pinched nerve, but what is a pinched nerve? To help answer the question, it is important to understand a little about the spinal cord and the types of nerves that can be pinched.
Watch this fascinating video about a cervical spine surgery option: anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF) with instrumentation. This video was produced by spine surgeons at Rush Medical College in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Dan Riew, the Chief of cervical spine surgery at Washington University, discusses this surgical technique and who it can help. A posterior cervical fusion can help relieve neck pain and other symptoms.