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When there are signs of pressure building on the spinal nerve, surgery may be required, sometimes right away. The signs physicians watch for when reaching this decision include weakening in the arm muscles and pain that will not ease.
The main surgical procedure used to treat disk herniation is anterior cervical discectomy and fusion. Sometimes a posterior cervical foraminotomy is enough for pain relief.