Cervical and lumbar decompression surgery is a procedure that is performed to alleviate pain caused by a pinched nerve (neural impingement).

Cervical is the neck portion of the spine made up of seven vertebrae. When decompression surgery is performed, the surgeon removes bone to relieve pressure and pinching of the spinal nerves, so that it no longer irritates and compresses the nerve root.

During lumbar decompression back surgery, a small portion of the bone over the nerve root or disc material from under the nerve root is removed to give the nerve root more space and provide a better healing environment.

Appropriate diagnostic imaging (for example: MRI of the Spine) and outpatient consultation with one of our experts will be the best way to find out what approach is right for each patient.

To find out if cervical and lumbar decompression surgery is right for you, call The Brooks Clinic at (405) 943-0303 to request an appointment.

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