Effective Treatment For Cervical Spine Conditions

The cervical spine, better known to you as the neck, is a mobile section of the spine that is subject to a number of degenerative and painful conditions that include but are not limited to:

Cervical Radiculopathy

This condition is an irritation or compression of one or more nerve roots in the cervical spine. Because these nerves travel to the shoulders, arms and hands, an injury to the cervical spine can cause symptoms in these areas. Cervical radiculopathy may result from a variety of problems with the bones and tissues of the cervical spinal column.

Degenerative Disc Disease

This condition is a weakening of one or more vertebral discs, which normally act as a cushion between the vertebrae. This condition can develop as a natural part of the aging process, but it may also result from injury to the back. A herniated disc is a common injury that can affect any part of the spine. A herniated disc can cause severe pain and other problems in the arms or legs.

Dr. Hayward offers a number of effective conservative treatments for cervical disc herniation and degenerative disc disease. When conservative care options do not provide the necessary relief, Dr. Hayward offers a newer surgical option known as artificial disc replacement.

Spinal Stenosis & Spondylosis

These degenerative conditions can affect the spine at any level, resulting in pain and discomfort that can grow worse over time. By causing the degeneration of the spongy intervertebral discs that provide cushioning and flexibility for the spine, spondylosis can lead to lost mobility and severe pain as the spinal vertebrae come into contact with each other. Spinal stenosis is a degenerative condition characterized by narrowing of spinal spaces and nerve compression.


Artificial Cervical Disc Replacement

Any condition that causes pain in the cervical spine should be treated as soon as possible. For more information or an appointment, call Heartland Spine Institute at 877.331.5763. For your convenience, you can use our online Appointment Request form.

What people say about us?

I had a spinal decompression done at three levels. Although all pain is not gone, the surgery did exactly what Dr. Hayward had hoped it would. What impressed me most about Dr. Hayward was his willingness to have me get a second opinion. He did not want me going into surgery without hearing what someone else thought. He even went as far to tell me that just because he was the first neurosurgeon that I had seen, he expected me go where I felt most comfortable if I did have surgery.

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Dr. Franklin Hayward at Heartland Spine Institute provides compassionate care to people of all walks of life. He provides nonsurgical and surgical spine care to people suffering from debilitating back, neck and spine problems, carpel tunnel syndrome and work related injuries . Patients travel up to 3 hours to see him in the Heartland; from Southern Illinois, Northeast and Northwest Kentucky, Southwest Indiana and across Missouri.

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