Removal of a small portion of bone from the back of the spine, which overlies the exiting nerve root. It can be done as a minimal invasive procedure.
Decompression of a nerve root for cervical radiculopathy. It can easily be done at several levels at the same time.
Bleeding, infection, cerebrospinal fluid leak, neurological deficit including paralysis, no improvement of symptoms, worsening neck pain. Overall, the risks, in particular the serious risks are very small.
24hours after operation in majority of cases
Always general anaesthesia