What is Cervical decompression surgery?

Category: Surgeries


Cervical decompression surgery refers to procedures intended to relieve symptoms caused by pressure, or compression, on the spinal cord and/or nerve roots in the cervical spine.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Neck pain 3 1
Degenerative disc disease 1 1
Herniated disc 1 0
Pain in left hip 1 0
Pain in left leg 1 0

Show all 7 reasons taken

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 1
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical decompression surgery

Side effect Patients Percentage
Back pain 1
Limited range of motion 1
Pain 1

Why patients stopped taking Cervical decompression surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 2
See all 11 patients who've stopped having Cervical decompression surgery


Stopped having Cervical decompression surgery

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
10 years or more 2
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 2
Usually 0
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Cervical decompression surgery.