Herniated Cervical Disc Surgery Cost

A slipped disc or popularly known as herniated disc is the common cause for mild and chronic back pain in the lower part of the body. The pain is often felt in the back but it can also spread out to the leg and other parts of the body like the arm and hand or neck. It is often the cause too why nerve roots in the body is compressed hence it cause other symptoms like numbness and tingling which will usually develop into conditions like neuropathy.

How do you know that you have herniated discs, you can by simply looking for the following signs and symptoms;

  • Moderate to severe lower back pain
  • Pain that tends to spread in other parts of the body like feet, legs and buttocks.
  • Weakness in the muscles at a later stage.
  • Spasms in the muscles at your back.
  • Numbness and tingling feeling in the legs and feet.

Herniated disc can also occur in the neck and they call it herniated cervical disc and listed below are some of its common signs and symptoms;

  • Pain felt along the back and side of the neck.
  • Burning or throbbing pain near the shoulder blades.
  • Pain that sometimes spreads into the arm and shoulder and even sometimes into the hands and fingers.
  • Pain one feels when you laugh, strains or coughs.
  • Pain that gets worst when you move your head side to side.
  • Muscle weakness mostly in the arms
  • Spasm felt in the neck.

Surgery is not the only option for herniated cervical disc but others do opt for surgery although it might entail a lot of risk and there are no guarantee either that it will lessen the neck pain and the problems linked with herniated discs. There are other options for surgery like physical therapy and traction. There are also special lasers that also work in relieving pain. But if you opt for this method make sure that you are with someone who have track record of success with this.

Cervical disc herniation is actually a common condition affecting almost all ages and so far conservative treatment is the first thing that is considered but if this fails and the pain never stop then perhaps surgery is your next option. The cost for cervical disc surgery varies from one country to another. The cost of the surgery may depend too on the severity of your condition so make sure to check with multiple doctors so you can compare the cost. Also lots of centers would offer financing to help support the cost of the surgery. Some do offer discounted price if you pay your bill full.

Cost of the surgery in the United States ranges from $11,000 to $14,000. Other people do travel abroad for the surgery because the price abroad is much cheaper. India has the cheapest price that is $6,000 to $8,000 and next to it is Malaysia and Thailand which offers herniated disc surgery for $7,000 to $10,000 and of course Singapore which offers a much higher price that ranges from $8,000 to $12,000. It would be a great opportunity too for you to take a rest and vacation after surgery abroad. It is indeed a great option to consider.