Degenerative changes in spine can cause severe neck or back pain which may at times radiate to limbs or be associated with tingling or numbness. Surgical decompression of trapped nerves can lead to immediate and significant releif of pain, improvement in quality of life and in few cases reversal of depressive symptoms faced by patient due to loss of mobility and decreased social interaction. Decompression of nerves may need to be combined with fusion using screws and rods.