An Overview of Cervical Spine Surgery Techniques and Outcomes

Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre provides state-of-the-art cervical spine surgeries to guide patients to return to their daily lives. Our experienced and qualified team has provided quality brain and spinal surgeries for over five years, giving you the pleasure that we are experts in our field. In this blog, we will scan the techniques used in cervical spine surgery and the various outcomes achieved with these procedures.

Diagnosis and Preoperative Evaluations

Before any surgical procedure involving the neck or spine, it is important to understand what is causing the pain or discomfort. At Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre, this begins with a thorough physical exam by Dr Marguerite Harding and her team. Up to the physical exam results, extra tests such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI may be recommended to get a clearer picture of the issue. Once this has been established, we can determine the best treatment option for our patients.

Types of Cervical Spine Surgery

The main types of cervical spine surgery performed by Dr Marguerite Harding and her team are spinal fusion, laminotomy/laminectomy, and decompression surgeries. A spinal blend joins two or more vertebrae together to limit movement between them and reduce pain. Laminotomy/laminectomy is a surgical procedure in which part of the vertebrae lamina is removed to relieve pressure on the adjacent nerve roots. Finally, decompression surgeries relieve pressure on nerves or spinal structures, often due to herniated discs.

 Postoperative Care and Rehabilitation

As with any surgery, postoperative care and rehabilitation are essential for successful outcomes. Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre provides comprehensive follow-up care, including physical therapy and medication management. During this, your doctor will monitor your progress closely to ensure that you recover properly and have appropriate pain relief and mobility. We also offer ongoing support throughout the recovery process so that you can continue on the path to a full recovery.

 Outcomes of Cervical Spine Surgery

The idea of cervical spine surgery is to help our patients return to their daily tasks with an improved quality of life. Patients who undergo these procedures experience relief from neck, shoulder and arm pain and increased mobility. Dr Marguerite Harding and her team at Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre can achieve successful outcomes for our patients by providing the most advanced surgical techniques.


Cervical spine surgery can relieve pain and improve mobility in patients with spinal issues such as herniated discs or degenerative conditions. At Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre, we offer state-of-the-art surgical techniques our experienced and fully qualified team performs. In addition, by offering comprehensive preoperative evaluations, postoperative care, and rehabilitation, we can achieve successful outcomes for our talent so that they can return to their daily activities with an improved quality of life.