Cervical Posterior Foraminotomy removes bone and/or portions of a herniated disc or diseased disc to relieve neck and radiating arm pain caused by parts of the disc pressing on nerve roots. http://www.southeasternspine.com/procedures-treatments/cervical-posterior-foraminotomy/
XLIF – Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion - Unlike traditional back surgery, XLIF is performed through the patient’s side. By entering this way, major muscles of the back are avoided. This minimally-invasive procedure is generally used to treat leg or back pain caused by degenerative disc disease. #spine #health http://www.southeasternspine.com/procedures-treatments/xlif-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion/
I have congenital and injury stenosis in the cervical and lumbar spine. I also have a benign lumbar spinal tumor. There are 12 ruptured/herniated discs in my lumbar, thoracic and cervical spine. I have been having bad head pain and blacking out because i have a compressed spinal cord. I often wonder where its being squished the most.