:? I was trying to find an article on this on the main page of this web site and could not quite nail it down. Anyway, one of the procedures my Neuro Surgeon talked about was trimming the disc instead of taking it totally out between C5-C6 so it does not impinge on the nerve root.
He also talked about putting in a plate and screws for the purpose of fusion. If he just trims the disc what is this procdure called? Does it require plates and screws?
He is still going to do more diagnostics before making a surgical determination on how many levels I need surgery on.
I just wondered about the above described procedure and healing process after surgery.