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What spinal surgery is needed for for a C7 radiculopathy ?

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Dr. Seth Zeidman
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Depends

The pathology will dictate what is required.
It may be an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at c6-7. It could also be a posterior cervical laminectomy/ foraminotomy. Or it might not be any surgery at all it all depends on the underlying problem and response to non-operative treatment.

In brief: Depends

The pathology will dictate what is required.
It may be an anterior cervical discectomy and fusion at c6-7. It could also be a posterior cervical laminectomy/ foraminotomy. Or it might not be any surgery at all it all depends on the underlying problem and response to non-operative treatment.
Dr. Seth Zeidman
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Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Varies

The surgical approaches to someone with a c7 radiculopathy usually either involve going through the back of the neck and decompress a compressed nerve or going through the front of the neck and decompressing the nerve but then performing a disc rlacement or a fusion.
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In brief: Varies

The surgical approaches to someone with a c7 radiculopathy usually either involve going through the back of the neck and decompress a compressed nerve or going through the front of the neck and decompressing the nerve but then performing a disc rlacement or a fusion.
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Dr. Edward Hellman
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