Posterior cervical fusion surgery is a spinal fusion surgery in the neck, or cervical, spine. The surgeon makes an incision in the back of the neck. The neck muscles are retracted, providing access to the spine. Often, cervical fusion surgery is performed combined with a decompression surgery. Bone graft is placed, and often screws or surgical wire is used at the fusion level to provide stability. In general, cervical fusion surgery is performed less frequently than anterior cervical fusion (ACF).
Once you have decided to have surgery, the following events take place: