The rationale for surgical intervention is to improve the quality of life of patients who are experiencing radiculopathy (compression of nerve roots causing neuropathic pain) with symptoms unable to be medically controlled, or to prevent further deterioration from myelopathic symptoms, which include loss of dexterity (e.g. dropping things, numbness, tingling of hands), unsteadiness, clumsiness or numbness of feet, with patients often reporting that their legs ‘just won’t go’. When a patient demonstrates persistent or progressive signs and symptoms of myelopathy, such as weakness, gait instability, bladder or bowel dysfunction, then surgical decompression is indicated.

Book an Appoinment