Neural impingement occurs due to the pressure caused by the surrounding structures on the nerve. Decompression surgery is done to treat an impinged nerve. In the surgery, partial or complete removal of anatomic structure in the lumbar spine is done. For example, laminectomy, discectomy, etc. The surgery is done by open, conventional, or microscopic methods.
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Query: Hi doctor, My right arm is numb from the elbow to the wrist and sometime I feel like getting electric shock inside. About 29 years ago, I got my C4/C5 lower disc removed. I have neck and back pain too and for which I am taking Lyrica now. I had an MRI and the report is as follows. Tight cervical sp... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your complaints it is clear that you are suffering from prolapsed intervertebral disc in cervical region. The prolapsed disc is compressing your spinal nerve roots of arm. I request you to kindly attach MRI images. Most likely it appears from your symptoms that you w... Read Full »