Personalized treatments for people with back pain and spine disorders
Published: Nov. 15, 2010
Updated: Nov. 17, 2010
A cervical foraminotomy is a surgical treatment procedure in which the area surrounding the spinal nerves is widened to decrease pressure on the nerves.
A cervical foraminotomy is performed when the nerve roots of the neck are compressed. This compression is usually caused by degenerative changes in the neck.
You will most likely be able to go home the day following your surgery.
Patients are usually able to resume light work about four weeks after surgery. Depending on your progress, you may be referred for physical therapy to help with muscle strengthening and to improve range of motion.