Dr. Wang shares if cervical spine fusion is a painful surgery.
Obviously, pain is very subjective. There are some patients that are very sensitive to pain; other patients are very stoic. In general, as a spine surgeon, of all of the surgeries we do, this is not a very painful procedure and oftentimes patients comment on how little pain they feel.
About Dr. Wang, M.D.:
Dr. Jeffrey Wang, M.D., is the Chief of Spine Surgery and Professor of Orthopedic Surgery and Neurology at the UCLA School of Medicine. He specializes in all spine disorders in the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar area. His research interests include gene therapy for the treatment of spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery for spinal disorders, bone growth biological proteins, and biomedical engineering of non-invasive spine surgery using high intensity focused ultrasonic waves.