Spinal Decompression for Neck Pain
Surgery is only done to relieve severe symptoms of neck pain caused by pressure on the nerve roots (especially from a herniated disc). This pressure on the nerve roots may also cause arm pain, numbness, or tingling; leg pain, numbness, or tingling; or problems with bladder or bowel control. In these cases, surgery usually helps relieve symptoms. But even neck pain caused by pressure on the nerve roots is usually first treated without surgery.
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