Cervical Decompression

Cervical Decompression is a surgical procedure that seeks to remove varying structures that are compressing the nerves that are in the neck (cervical spine). One of the most common reasons that this surgery is performed is due to spinal stenosis, which is a condition that results in the spinal canal becoming narrowed. The narrowing then may become significant enough to cause compression of nerves and cause pain in the neck; this warrants further treatment. The surgery is performed by removing a small segment of bone that is responsible for the compression of the nerve in the neck, other materials in the neck may become wedged under the nerve root as well and they are also removed during the procedure in hopes to gain alleviation of symptoms.