Back surgery, which doctors often use to treat conditions such as stenosis of the cervical spine, generally costs between $50,000 and $90,000, according to CostHelper. Additional costs may accrue due to the need for physical therapy or medication.
Nonsurgical treatment is normally the first step for patients who have neck pain that is not associated with a traumatic event, states American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Physical therapy, medication, brief bed rest and a reduction in physical activity are more conservative treatment methods. Progressive neurological symptoms, the failure of conservative treatment methods, and difficulty walking or balancing are all reasons that doctors recommend spinal surgery.