Surgery to widen the spinal canal. It is a surgical procedure that relieves pressure on the spinal nerves and spinal cord. This becomes necessary because continued compression of the spinal nerves and spinal cord can lead to permanent soft tissue damage, resulting in pain, numbness, difficulty walking. However, the choice of cervicectomy as a spinal nerve decompression procedure is entirely the surgeon's choice. They choose surgery because they note different medical aspects of the patient such as age, number of spinal segments involved, degree of calcification of bone spurs, and many other medical conditions. The procedure requires anesthesia before cutting the bone in the joint. A small piece of metal or bone helps to hold the wedge open. If the surgeon deems it necessary, he may also extend the foramina to relieve pressure on the nerve roots.