Decompression surgery requires the removal of a small portion of the disc or vertebrae to open or enlarge the spaces surrounding the spinal canal where spinal nerves are located. When a disc bulges into the spinal canal, the space for the nerves becomes narrowed, causing severe pain. By removing part of the disc and opening the spaces, the nerves have enough room to perform properly.

Both Dr. Michael Glover and Dr. Eamonn Mahoney with the Spine and Pain Center provide Fusion Surgery, performed at Flagstaff Medical Center.

Watch a video on Decompression surgery here.