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Dr. Todd Thompson

Neurosurgery
Ashland, WY
28 years experience

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Neurosurgery

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English

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14 Answers
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
It depends: Sciatica without numbness, weakness, or bowel or bladder symptoms is often treated with anti-inflammatory medicine like ibuprofen. It is best to avoid... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Tylenol (acetaminophen) is usually adequate for a post concussion headache. I prefer it to nsaids like advil. Sometimes, i see patients with bleeding ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Potentially: I don't know of a direct effect of anesthesia on patients with pd. They are very sensitive to anesthesia, and the management of the pd medicines is cr... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: There is evidence that athletes with a history of a concussion are more likely to sustain another concussion. This is particularly concerning as the c... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: I don't know about "concussion prone", but there is evidence that shows that athletes who sustain a concussion are more likely to have another concuss... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
No: Neck pain is not a symptom of Parkinson's disease. Neck pain with weakness, numbness, coordination problems, or gait difficulty should be evaluated fo... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: So can caffeine. Typically the small muscles around the eye are affected most. If fasciculations persist after reducing stress and caffeine- see a neu... Read More
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Migraines typically do not last for weeks. With a history of trauma, it is important to be evaluated for possible bleeding around the brain.
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Pain at back of head: Occipital neuralgia is pain from the occipital nerve which is felt along the back of the head, sometimes radiating to the top of the head and sometime... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Usually: Heat can relax the back. Unfortunately, sitting can make sciatica worse.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Smaller procedure?: Most patients achieve seizure control with medicines. Ask your neurologist if a vagal nerve stimulator is appropriate for your seizures. It is surgery... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Yes: Medicines, injections, and surgery can each have a role in the treatment. Non invasive treatments like physical therapy could be helpful too.
A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Not likely: It is very unlikely that they are related. If the bone growth is near the ear or enlarging, i would be more concerned.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Todd Thompson
Neurosurgery 28 years experience
Anatomy v symptoms: Empty sella describes the appearance of the pituitary gland on mri. Migraines are a characteristic type of headache, likely caused by the blood flow i... Read More

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Thompson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Thompson is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful!
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Your answer was very helpful, thanks!
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Temple University School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1994MD
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