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How beneficial is surgery for cervical radiculopathy?

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Dr. Randolph Evans
Neurology
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In brief: 75% improve

About 75% are improved on follow-up 2 years after surgery.

In brief: 75% improve

About 75% are improved on follow-up 2 years after surgery.
Dr. Randolph Evans
Dr. Randolph Evans
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In brief: Highly

Surgery for a pinched nerve in the neck must be carefully decided, but if the nerve is causing increasing pain, progressive loss of strength, increased loss of sensation, or the process is enlarging or threatening spinal cord, surgery is clearly the way to reverse problems, or protect against further deterioration.
Each case is different, helps to get additional opinions.

In brief: Highly

Surgery for a pinched nerve in the neck must be carefully decided, but if the nerve is causing increasing pain, progressive loss of strength, increased loss of sensation, or the process is enlarging or threatening spinal cord, surgery is clearly the way to reverse problems, or protect against further deterioration.
Each case is different, helps to get additional opinions.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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