Is surgery an effective option to treat a bone spur at the back of the neck?
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Hello and thanks for using HCM.
I have read your question and understand your concerns.
Every surgical procedure could result in complications that may be related to anesthesia, potential damage during the procedure, wound infection, etc.
Complications altogether may result in small percentage ( around 3-4 % ) compared to the benefits of surgery (around 95%).
It depends also on the choice of the surgical procedure, in your case, since there is a well known affected nerve root, keyhole surgery may be appropriate.
Anyway, you should discuss with your Neurosurgeon about these issues.
If there is no sufficient improvement after conservative treatment, surgery remains the best option.
Hope you found the answer helpful.
Let me know if I can assist you further.
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