Spinal Disease

Cervical Spinal Disease -Change in Functional Status Following Cervical Decompression Without Fusion for Cervical Disc Herniation

Change in Functional Status Following Cervical Decompression Without Fusion for Cervical Disc Herniation

Surgical Dates: January 2, 2019 – November 19, 2019

PHQ-9 = Patient Health Questionnaire, PROMIS = Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System

In patients who underwent cervical decompression without fusion for symptoms of severe arm pain due to a cervical disc herniation, median duration of follow-up after surgery was 138 days. Among patients assessed using PROMIS, 39.6% noted clinically meaningful improvement of their Physical quality of life scores and 37.5% noted clinically meaningful improvement in their Mental scores. Among 25 patients reporting at least moderate depressive symptoms (PHQ-9 ≥ 10) at baseline, 12% noted clinically meaningful improvement in depressive symptoms and 60% were stable.