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Proper Surgery for MRI results
I have had cervical pain for 10+ years and 10+ scripts of PT, with increasingly limited effect.  IF (emphasis added) surgery were warranted, what procedure would be used to base upon the following recent MRI results:

C3-4:  Mild posterior disk osteophyte complex and bilaterial uncovertebral joint hypertrophy.  There is mild central canal narrowing and mild bilateral forminal narrowing

C4-5"  Minimal posterior disk osteophyte complex.  Central canal and neural foramen are patent

Is the uncovertebral joint hypertrophy causing the bilateral formaminal narrowing?  If so, is there any procedure for the uncovertebral joints?  If so, what is it called?

Any help would be appreciated beyond words.
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I think your right, the uncovertebral joint hypertrophy probably is causing the foraminal stenosis. You might want to check out a procedure called a Foraminotomy.


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