This minimally invasive, outpatient procedure is typically used to treat a herniated disc or spinal stenosis. Through the use of an endoscope, a small surgical tool that provides surgeons access to small cavities in the body, your surgeon is able to avoid unnecessary damage to surrounding muscles and bones. When patients experience severe arm or neck pain, numbness, or pressure, it may be caused by pinching or pressure on the nerves in the spine.
Your surgeon at South Florida Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will begin by using nonsurgical options to alleviate neck and arm pain. If conservative treatments are unsuccessful, cervical endoscopic decompression surgery may be recommended.
A majority of patients experience a significant reduction in pain following an endoscopic decompression.