Frequently Asked Questions

How can problem in cervical spine be fixed?

Nonsurgical measures can frequently control the pain. Only you can decide if the level of pain you are experiencing is acceptable or not. If you are experiencing pain at an unacceptable level, or if you can’t function because of this pain, then it is time to consider surgery.

Very often decompressing nerves in the neck is done together with a fusion. However, there are occasions when the cervical spine is considered stable enough that a fusion is not necessary and only decompression of the nerve, by means of a laminectomy, is required. A laminectomy involves removing the lamina (the bony covering to spinal canal) where the nerve roots and spinal cord are situated.