Posterior cervical decompression is a minimally invasive spine surgery to remove portions of damaged spinal disc material that is putting painful pressure on spinal nerves through a posterior, or rear, approach of the neck.
A posterior cervical decompression is a minimally invasive spine surgery done to remove portions of the damaged or herniated disc triggering pain at the nerve. Posterior cervical decompression relieves the pressure and inflammation on spinal nerves caused by damaged discs through a small incision made on the posterior, or back, of the neck. Posterior cervical decompression is a minimally invasive surgery offering faster recovery times and experience pain relief quicker than traditional “open” neck surgery, and the posterior approach means that a spinal fusion is not required.
If you have experienced ongoing, unresolved pain due to a damaged, herniated or bulging spinal disc, Dr. Bruggeman can evaluate if a posterior cervical decompression is the right minimally invasive treatment option for you. If your pain has been linked to a herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative nerve disease, the posterior approach to cervical decompression surgery may be an ideal good treatment for you.
If you have tried nonoperative methods to find pain relief but your pain is still so severe that it is difficult to sleep, go to work, or perform everyday activities, let Dr. Bruggeman help you evaluate whether posterior cervical decompression is the right solution for you. Dr. Bruggeman will work with you through a full evaluation to determine if you are suffering from a herniated or bulging disc, spinal stenosis, or degenerative nerve disease and whether or not you are an ideal candidate for this minimally invasive procedure.
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