Yes ,dr corenman i don’t want to do any surgery if it is not unnecessary .
I know if the stenosis it is mild and not progression quick (not need any operation ,in other words you can have stenosis all life and u didn’t needed surgery.
If ligament flavum not dangerous for the spinal cord ,or the symptoms not come from this area,and also if symptoms mild and not progress ,PT it is better option.
**Ligament flavum Also very important to stability of cervical spine ,so if u remove and after some years this causes instability (and u need fusion to fix the New problem ) it is bad operation to do.
This is why i m do consultation with u you ,for u Gave me honestly opinion based on your experience,what is better to my neck (you are very Expert to the spine how this complex work(i read topic on this website)