Doctor Q&A for Dr. Margaret Wacker

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Wacker
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Skin covering: Spina bifida occulta, like open spina bifida, is a congenital malformation involving a problem with closing of the neural tube during development. Ho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Margaret Wacker
38 years experience Neurosurgery
Skull base fracture: A basilar skull fracture is a fracture at the base of the skull. It can be associated with "raccoon eyes, " blood behind the ear drum or behind the ... Read More
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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Seek medical care!!!: Lack of treatment could result in nerve, tendon, muscle or bone injury with permanent consequences such as pain, numbness, deformity, weakness, loss o ... Read More
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Dr. Larry Armstrong
26 years experience Neurosurgery
Absolutely: Almost 40% of the population by statistic have a ruptured disk in their back without symptoms. It happens at some point in time but they do not keep ... Read More
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Dr. Marina Armendariz
25 years experience Pediatrics
1% milk ok at school: The milk they serve is important and isn't the problem. It's soda and other sugars and the amount of food the person is eating. Schools are starting t ... Read More
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Non-operative: Weight loss will often help. Many patients will respond to fluid restriction, corticosteroids and diuretics. In rare cases either optic nerve fenestr ... Read More
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Dr. Seth Zeidman
32 years experience Neurosurgery
Surg RARELY Needed: Most patients with torticollis will respond to physical therapy. Rarely surgery is required - particularly if the torticollis is allowed to persist f ... Read More
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Dr. Reza Karimi
15 years experience Neurosurgery
Several: Other than from a brain tumor, new onset seizures can occur due to a previous brain hemorrhage, infection, trauma or stroke.
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