Cervical Foraminotomy

Cervical Foraminotomy is the procedure used to widen the area of the spinal column where the nerve roots exit the spine. This procedure becomes necessary when the intervertebral discs surrounding the area become enlarged or inflamed. The presence of bone spurs can also compress the area causing pinched nerves. This condition is usually caused by age and degeneration and strain placed on the neck and spinal column. In this procedure the surgeon removes the edges of the foramen, widening it so that the nerve pressure is relieved.

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