What is Cervical discectomy?

Category: Surgeries


Cervical discectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove a herniated or degenerative disc in the cervical (neck) spine. Cervical discectomy may be performed to relieve neck pain and other pain due to spinal cord or nerve root pressure from a cervical disc herniation.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Herniated disc 4 1
Degenerative disc disease 3 0
Cervical spinal stenosis (neck) 1 0
Cervical spondylosis 1 0
Hiatal hernia 1 1

Show all 8 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 0
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 0

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cervical discectomy

Side effect Patients Percentage
Neck pain 3
Balance problems 1
Keloid scar 1
Muscle soreness 1
Pain in shoulder(s) 1
Stiffness in morning 1

Show all 7 reported side effects


Stopped having Cervical discectomy

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 17
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 3
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 0
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 1
Not specified 2
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1 patient evaluation for Cervical discectomy

Jan 27, 2012 (Started Jan 27, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for herniated disk in neck, C5 and C7)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for herniated disc)
  • Side effects
  • Adherence
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: One time
Advice & Tips: Wasn't even going to doc for neck pain, but he did an MRI and showed a herniated disc into my spinal cord!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly

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