Deciding When Cervical Spine Surgery Is the Best Option

Regarding spinal surgery, deciding to proceed with cervical spine surgery can be daunting. Cervical spine surgery is a major procedure and should not be taken lightly – that’s why at Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre, we take the time to thoroughly explain what is involved in this type of surgery and when it might be appropriate for you. 

What is Cervical Spine Surgery?

Cervical spine surgery is a type of operation that helps to correct problems in the cervical (neck) region of the spine. It includes correcting deformities, treating degenerative conditions such as arthritis, and relieving pressure on nerve roots or the spinal cord. It also can help with herniated discs, spondylosis (wear-and-tear degeneration of the spine), and spinal stenosis (spinal canal narrowing). The goal of cervical spine surgery is to help our patients return to their daily activities. 

When is Cervical Spine Surgery Recommended? 

Cervical spine surgery is recommended when other conservative treatments have failed to provide relief, and a patient has ongoing pain or neurological deficits. Patients need to talk with their doctor about the risks and benefits of cervical spine surgery before deciding to proceed. 

What Are the Benefits of Cervical Spine Surgery? 

The benefits of cervical spine surgery include:

  • Pain relief.
  • Improved nerve function.
  • Increased mobility and flexibility.
  • Improved posture.
  • Prevention of further damage to the spine.

In addition to relieving symptoms related to spinal problems, such as neck and shoulder pain, it can also help with some neurological disorders caused by pressure on nerves in the cervical region. 

What are the Risks Associated with Cervical Spine Surgery? 

Although cervical spine surgery is relatively safe, just like any major surgery, there are some potential risks. These include infection, bleeding, nerve injury and paralysis. Discussing these risks with your doctor before undergoing the procedure is important. 

Where Can I Get Cervical Spine Surgery in Adelaide? 

Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre has an experienced and fully qualified team to help you with your spinal problems. We have provided Adelaide residents with quality brain and spinal surgeries for over five years. Dr Marguerite Harding has over 20 years of experience, giving you peace of mind that we are experts in our field. 

How Can Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre Help? 

Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre is dedicated to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our team of experienced and qualified neurosurgeons will work closely with you throughout the entire process, from diagnosis to recovery. We offer a comprehensive range of services, including cervical spine surgery, and can provide tailored advice and treatment options suited to your needs. We are committed to helping you achieve the best possible outcome and return to your daily activities with improved mobility, flexibility, and posture. 

 When Should You Consider Cervical Spine Surgery? 

Suppose you are experiencing persistent or severe neck pain, tingling in the arms and hands, numbness, difficulty walking or any other symptoms associated with cervical spine disorders. In that case, it is important to seek medical help. Your doctor can diagnose your condition and advise on whether surgery is necessary. If so, the team at Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre are here to help guide you through the process and provide quality care throughout. 


Adelaide Neurosurgery Centre is the ideal choice for quality brain and spinal surgeries. Our experienced and qualified professionals are dedicated to providing you with the best care tailored to your needs. Get in touch today to find out how we can help you on your journey towards pain relief and improved mobility.