Nonsurgical treatments for cervical radiculopathy include using a soft cervical collar, medications, and physical therapy. If after a period of time nonsurgical treatment does not relieve your symptoms, your doctor may recommend surgery.
There are several surgical procedures to treat cervical radiculopathy. The procedure your doctor recommends will depend on many factors, including what symptoms you are experiencing and the location of the involved nerve root.
The most commonly performed surgical procedures to treat cervical radiculopathy are:
- Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
- Artificial Disc Replacement (ADR)
- Posterior Cervical Laminoforaminotomy