so i'm about to get a procedure for my C5-C6 disc herniation. i'm having a cervical lamina foraminotomy done. I was told that my neck muscles will be cut from the bone and that is what really makes the recovery as long as it is. I was also told that it will cause a lot of discomfort and pain. I am also aware that there is a tubular approach where different size tubes get put in. my question is whether or not doing the tubular approach by passes the cutting of the muscle which would significantly better my recovery.
any help will be appreciated