Neck Injury Overview, By Dr. Shehadi


Neck injuries are unfortunately very, very common.

They occur both in auto accidents as well as in sports injuries.


The management or treatment of a neck injury usually has four components:


Number one is rest, number two is anti-inflammatory painkillers, number three is to get an MRI of the cervical spine which helps to identify

ligamentous injury and or traumatic herniated discs.


The fourth component is the usage of a hard-cervical collar for stability and comfort.


We use the best brand on the market and it is adjustable so it’s one size fits all and we can distribute them here in our office.

Fortunately, neck injuries in general, rarely ever need to have surgery.


If you are experiencing neck pain or if you are suffering from any brain or spine related disorder or injury and live in the Columbus, Ohio

area, contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Shehadi.

Cervical Fusion versus Disc Replacement Surgery

Chronic neck and back pain can lead to serious health problems if they remain untreated.
When patients come to us with neck and back pain, we often discover through MRI that they suffer from
a herniated disc.

After screening the patients, we typically start with non-operative methods to relieve the suffering and
improve their posture. Such treatments include but are not limited to: physical therapy, rest,
medication, braces, and spinal injections.

When such non-operative methods are not enough to improve the health of our patients, fortunately
we can operate on the spine to improve their condition.
Two main surgical procedures are available to us.
Cervical fusion as a surgery has been used for decades. It is tested and true. It can improve patients’
quality of lives in little time.
More recently, we started offering a disc replacement surgery. Which is the latest cutting-edge
technology in treating herniated discs.
Some of the advantages of a disc replacement are there is less chance of future damage to the spine near
the herniated disc that has been repaired/replaced.
In this video, Dr. Joseph Shehadi Neurosurgeon at Neurosurgery Associates in Columbus Ohio took the
initiative of educating us on the different techniques used in treating the spine. Both nonoperative and
operative measures, as well as their particularities. All in about a minute.


He sheds light on the main differences between cervical fusion and a disc replacement surgery.
He will be providing more educative videos that address the fascinating world of neurosurgery.


You can ask Dr. Shehadi questions by contacting him at his office or by using the contact page.