What can I expect from spinal decompression & fusion stenosis?

Relief of pain. Spinal decompression and fusion surgery is done for pain. The decompression should help mostly with pain in the extremities. It can also help with numbness and weakness. The fusion will help mostly with the axial midline pain such as neck or back pain.

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Right disc herniation c5-c6-right lateral stenosis severe right foraminal stenosis. Tried spinal decompression and trigger p. Injec. What else to try?

Most resolve with . Time but medication like oral steroids or nsaid's if no contraindications along with meds like Neurontin (gabapentin) may help along with wearing a soft cervical collar reversed when sleeping or reading. Cervical epidural injections are a consideration and if no better after 12 weeks of symptoms, surgery can be considered if symptoms warrant this intervention. Read more...
it depends. If you only have pain without any neurological compromise(numbness, weakness), you may be a candidate for cervical epidural steroid injections. If you do have neurologic compromise, urgent surgery may be indicated. Read more...