Sorry this is a bit of a rephrase/repost.
I just had a posterior cervical micro D done, without fusion. The doc said he drilled a hole, went in and found no fragment, but after drilling the hole the nerve looked relaxed, and that was it.
My question is: If there was no disc fragment, then was there any benefit at all from the surgery? Im assuming there was no pressure left, so drilling a hole to free up the nerve would make no difference anyway?