What's the procedure?

1) What is your experience?

Med history: Spouse is diagnosed w/prostate cancer; MRI revealed the above-subject compression is causing severe pain in upper neck area (cervical 3,4,5); neurosurgeon plans to operate today at 2-3 p.m. (PST) 1) decompress the tumor and 2) stabilize by inserting screws to facilitate mobility; prognosis is 90-95% successful of surgery, w/expected outcome of 70-80% motion range in neck.

2) What alternative, if any, is there for non-invasive treatment?

Please advise. Thanks.
Sebi-Ra