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Can you tell me about surgery for cervical stenosis?

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Dr. Tung Nguyen
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In brief: Different types

Cervical stenosis can cause neck and arm pain.
In more severe cases, it may compress the spinal cord enough to produce legs and bowel/bladder problems. Surgery, if required, can be performed from the front of the neck (anterior approach) or from the back (posterior). It may require a fusion, where bone is placed to fuse several vertebra together. Your neurosurgeon can explain the risks of either.

In brief: Different types

Cervical stenosis can cause neck and arm pain.
In more severe cases, it may compress the spinal cord enough to produce legs and bowel/bladder problems. Surgery, if required, can be performed from the front of the neck (anterior approach) or from the back (posterior). It may require a fusion, where bone is placed to fuse several vertebra together. Your neurosurgeon can explain the risks of either.
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