What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy? | Neck Pain | Vail Spine Surgeon

What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy? | Neck Pain | Vail Spine Surgeon


we’re going to talk about posterior cervical foraminotomy when you develop a herniated disc in
the neck and this piece is out in the lateral aspect there’s a way to be able to retrieve it
and decompress the nerve without going in the front of the neck this procedure as i said is the
posterior cervical foraminotomy it requires small incision in the back
of the neck and literally coming into this area where a portion of the bone is taken off
of the lamina here and here and a portion of the facet here and the nerve travels right underneath
this area and we can free up the nerve and we can take the disc fragment out
from the back of the canal the problems associated with this or it can create occasional instability
of the facet and some neck pain and there’s bleeding associated with
this and sometimes incomplete removal of the fragment occasionally can occur

1 comment on “What is Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy? | Neck Pain | Vail Spine Surgeon

  1. eredy mreredy Post author

    i had my surgery its been almost 2 yrs had c6 and c7 fused, but the nerve root had a lot of pressure i have pain in my hands arms and shoulders could this help ? getting a Foraminotomy done

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