Posterior cervical foraminotomy is a minimally invasive spine treatment surgery that aims to address nerve root compression that may cause shoulder or arm pain stemming from a bone spur or lateral disc herniation. This minimally invasive spinal surgery allows most patients to be discharged the same day and typically requires less recovery time. University Spine Associates, a leading spine surgery center specializing in treating cervical stenosis, herniation, and degenerative disc disease, offers state of the art facilities capable of treating shoulder and arm pain with leading cervical foraminotomy technology.
A posterior cervical foraminotomy involves a small incision on the back of the neck and is aimed at freeing up the cervical nerve root and preserving the cervical disc. This minimally invasive spine treatment is typically only performed on patients who have been diagnosed early with cervical spine conditions. University Spine Associates offers this treatment only to patients experiencing arm or shoulder pain (radiculopathy). If weakness in the arm or shoulder continues after treatment, or if symptoms do not improve over four to six weeks, a radical surgery involving fusion or artificial discs may be necessary.
The Best Cervical Spinal Treatment For You
University Spine Associates takes pride in providing all patients the necessary resources and information regarding their spine conditions – be it scoliosis, degenerative disc disease, bulging disc, spinal herniation, or spine injury. We work with every patient to determine all possible treatments and survey the potential positives and negatives for each surgery so that you can make the best decision for your health care. Contact us today to schedule a consultation if you are experiencing severe shoulder, neck, or back pain or if you have already been diagnosed with a spinal condition that may require surgery.