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Old 05-05-2013, 07:36 AM   #6
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Re: neck pain

There are two operations that directly address bone spurs.

The ACDF comes in from in front, removes the disk - and the bone spurs growing off the disk-vertebra interface, and clamps/fuses the two vertebrae together.

The foraminotomy is a much less invasive operation that comes in from behind and specifically addresses the spurring by trying to shave it off.

Which operation is best would depend on a number of factors, including, unfortunately, what the surgeon WANTS to do.

 
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