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A 48-year-old member asked:

Which type of treatment or surgery to fix bone spurs on #5 n 6 neck vertebrae?

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Dr. Douglas Linville II
Orthopedic Spine Surgery 32 years experience
Cerv spondy: Arthritis equates to bone spurs. In the absence of pinched nerve pain, no surgical treatment is necessary. Pt alone is likely sufficient. However, if you are asking about surgical options, depends on where nerve pinched. Options include foraminotomy posteriorly or anterior diskectomy and fusion. Both have merits and cons that should be discussed with your surgeon. Disk replacement not for spurs.
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