Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy is one of the least invasive surgeries used to remedy a cervical disc protrusion. Disc protrusions can cause severe pain by placing pressure on the nerves that run through the spine. Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy is preferred by many doctors and patients due to its minimally invasive nature and excellent results. Some of the flaws in other types of surgery are overcome in Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy. At Chapman Medical Center, our
spine surgery staff is highly qualified and experienced in cutting edge spinal treatments.
In some cases, surgery is not necessary when a cervical disc problem arises. Cervical disc problems can cause severe pain that radiates down the arm. Other treatments aside from surgery have been successfully utilized to aid with this problem. When surgery is the best option, however, Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy is considered the least invasive and most successful by some. During the procedure, the surgeon will be attempting to eliminate the pressure put onto the nerve by widening the space for the nerve to go through in addition to removing and part of the disc that may be pressing on the nerve.
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The average hospital stay for patients after this procedure is only 2 days. The surgery is done while the patient is under general anesthesia. A small incision is made and the surgeon then widens the area of the spine that the nerve passes through. Next, any part of the vertebral disc affecting the nerve is removed. The entire surgery takes approximately 2 hours. After surgery, arm pain may be considerably relieved.
In most cases, arm pain brought about through nerve pressure from the spine may be managed by surgery; however, many treatments that do not involve surgery can be successful. Speak with our highly skilled staff today.
Contact Chapman Medical Center for an appointment to discuss Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy and other treatments in cases of spine injury or disease.