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Is Temporary Paralysis Possible After Having Spinal Injury
Sometimes temporay: Sometimes injury causes spine "shock" or swelling and paralysis may resolve when it goes away. A little healing may occur even in severe cases and a cord only crushed a little may improve on its own or after decompression surgery of bone, ruptured disk tumor or whatever else might be crushing it. High dose steroids a given early give it a better chance. Rehabilitation also may help greatly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more
Is permanent nerve damage possible after a bone fragment and hematoma was removed after spinal fusion?
Yes: Any type of material : disc, blood, bone, fat, pus, tumor etc. that compresses a nerve root / roots or the spinal cord can leave a range of symptoms or findings from pain, sensory changes, weakness or paralysis, bowel/bladder dysfunction, balance issues as examples. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is there a risk of paralysis after spinal fusion? I'm worried about accidental paralysis after spinal fusion. Is this a risk?
Yes, but unlikely: There is a risk of any surgery, and the risk includes paralysis as well as death. However, the risk is very small. Just like there is a risk of dying in a car wreck every time you drive. This just shows how important it is to attempt any alternative to surgery, and only go forward with surgery as the last resort. ...Read more
I have some weakness from facial paralysis due to a traumatic accident in 2009(longitudinal fracture). Is it possible for a complete recovery?
Not by waiting: After about 1 year, there is not much chance of further recovery of facial function. If it looks like the symmetry is improving, that is probably from muscle shortening of the facial muscles over time. See a facial plastic surgeon who specializes in this problem for reconstruction options. There are some great options for you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it possible to have Temporary Agnosia after a traumatic incident (besides that cause by a stroke)?
Yes it is: possible, with most brain injuries even with a concussion. Closed head injuries especially can cause temporary agnosia with some permanent sequelae as brain cells do not regenerate like most of the rest of the body. Please see a board certified neurologist ASAP for diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more
It depends: There are different types of nerve injury regeneration depends upon an intact nerve sheath as well as the extent of crush injury to a nerve but it is possible for there to be degenerative nerve growth . It's important to receive physical therapy during the period of time we are waiting for recovery. ...Read more
Location: It depends on the location of the tumor. If the tumor is close to memory centers then amnesia might happen, otherwise, if tumor is located in the motor center or sensory center of the brain then brain surgery might affect motion, sensation, speech etc based on the area affected. Always consult with neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Is it possible to *completely reverse* complete loss of cervical lordosis (leading to spondylosis) without any accident / sudden trauma?
You are young for : You were too young for the diagnosis of cervical spondylosis. This is some of the process, and you will need an evaluation to a diagnose what it is. I One have your physician have you see a rheumatologist, because what you suggest may mean that you have an inflammatory process. ...Read more
Interesting: Already answered this myself a number of hours ago and saw 2 other responses from other colleagues as well...but I'll take another shot at it for BONUS POINTS! LOL. This is a rare but well known possible risk with this type of surgery. Intraoperative monitoring as well as careful surgical dissection avoids the complication. Stated statistic is about 1/500 cases result in facial nerve problem. ...Read more
Yes: This would depend on the location and extent of the injury. I also believe that your questions implies there is no concurrent spinal cord injury. Injury to the brain can afffect specific cortical regions (ie. Motor) and fiber tracts. The patient can recover as the contusions resolves over time. Intense rehabilitation may help the patient regain some of his movement. ...Read more
How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?
Is c4-5 disc herniation related to lower limb paraesthesia? How long does it take for paraesthesias to get to normal after artificial disc replacement
Yes, it can.: A c4-5 disc herniation can cause compression of the spinal cord leading to lower limb symptoms including pain, numbness, and weakness. Assuming there is no longer any pressure on your spinal cord, it can take as long as one year (or even longer) for symptoms to improve. Weakness and numbness typically take the longest to return. Some symptoms may even be permanent even after surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many: But they rarely happen. Infection at site of needle puncture or tissues surrounding the spinal nerves (arachnoiditis). Headache is there is spinal fluid leakage and this can be addressed. Extremely rare is damage to nerves. Sterile technique is important as well as an experienced and well trained anesthesiologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: Your doctor will look for another causes. The two are unrelated. ...Read more
Depends: Definitely immediately after surgery, most patients will have surgical pain which gradually improves with time. However, if you are still having significant or new/different pains months after the surgery, you should definitely have re-evaluation to assess the hardware, the fusion, other levels in your spine, pinched nerves, etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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