With the prevalence of smartphones in society, there is a rising trend for symptoms of Cervical Spondylosis – a common age-related condition –to appear in young adults. Due to poor posture and constantly craning down to look at phone screens, the cervical intervertebral discs in the neck will become stressed overtime, causing degeneration and strain.
A 50-year old nurse, Miss Lin, is a patient with Cervical Spondylotic Myelopathy, and has been suffering from pain for the last 18 years. Fearing the high risk of surgery, she turned to acupuncture, physical therapy, and chiropractic treatments, but each alternative treatment only relieved pain temporarily. After undergoing minimally invasive surgery in our hospital last May, pain has been reduced, with lower limb pain gone, along with her headaches and dizziness. Currently, she is in “much better spirits”! She would like to share her experiences and the importance of early surgical intervention through the following short video.
According to Dr Andrew Yip, with constant advancements in medical technology, the combination of the O-arm and Stealth Station 8 system enhances the precision and safety of minimally invasive surgeries.