Dr. Lali Sekhon

Neurosurgery
Reno, NV
34 years experience male

Locations

Reno Orthopedic Clinic

Reno

Address

75 Pringle Way, Suite 701, Reno
Directions

My office hours

Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Insurances accepted

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About

Bio

<strong>Doctor Sekhon</strong> is a board certified (FRACS) and double fellowship-trained spine neurosurgeon at Reno Orthopedic Clinic. He has special expertise in the diagnosis and management of many conditions including cervical myelopathy, degenerative disc disease, spondylolisthesis, spinal tumors, and trauma. <strong>Dr. Sekhon</strong> is a highly skilled spine neurosurgeon whose practice incl

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Neurosurgery

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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Yes. It can be treated with medications like Gabapentin but a cause must be found.
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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Don't know: Could be nothing or metabolic. Talk to your pcp. Get a scan and lab work up.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Anything that thins the blood can cause bleeding. Hematoxins do this.
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Don't know: There is no way a forum like this can sort this out. Talk to your gp. He/she will take a full history, do an exam, order appropriate tests and refer y... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No BLT: Avoid heavy bending, lifting and twisting. Do some physical therapy. Take over the counter mess such as advil (ibuprofen). Give it time.
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A member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Extension : It's probably not the yawn but more so the extension of the neck associated with it which may irritate the facet joints.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Nothing or meds: If it's thought to be due to parkinson's or something similar medications such as sinemet (carbidopa and levodopa) are trialed. There are a few differ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Sciatica: Everyone is different. You may get no pain, leg pain or back pain. Talk to whomever ordered the scan about the next steps.
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Kills nerves: Neurotoxins are exactly that- toxic to nerves in the central and peripheral nervous system. Snake venom does this and stops breathing as the chest mus... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Don't know: The ct from the dye should not cause numbness. Talk to whomever ordered the scan about what it showed.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
A team: Glioblastoma is a terrible disease. You need an oncologist, neurosurgeon and radiation oncologist all working together.
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See you doctor: This may or may not be normal. Talk to your doctor- you need an ekg or even a 4 hour holter monitor. If you have crushing chest pain- go to the er.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Maybe: In select causes hardware removal can help myofascial pain. Talk to your surgeon.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Syrinxes are fluid spaces in the spinal cord that are abnormally enlarged. Typically they cause progressive symptoms over months if at all. Rapid dete... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Many things: Ehen we sleep it is not uncommon to compress nerves and blood vessels and wake up with arm or hand tingling or numbness. It probably means nothing unl... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See your GP: Talk to your GP. You need BP check, maybe MR brain and spine. Lots of things can cause what u describe.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Bending, lifting or twisting can cause disc herniation and sciatica.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Neuromas can heal with time. A cortisone shot can settle them too.
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Getting better: Sounds like u are getting better. The sij can be injured by trauma and take time to heal.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
may not be pinched: Throbbing can imply swelling and inflammation. Pinched nerves give numbness, tingling and electrical shock-like pain.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Sure: I assume the LP was for symptoms or too look for disease states that may in turn be causing the fatigue.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
yes: The l4/5 facets can give referred pain to your hip. Follow up with your pain specialist to discuss.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See a neurologist: Tough one. Medications like sine met may help. Diet may help. Support group may help. Occasionally deep brain stimulators help.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
May be normal: Blood rushes to your head as you bend over. It may be normal. See your gp.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Generally no: Typically this will only occur if you tear a major blood vessel which we call a dissection.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Division: We have a finite number of neurons as an adult- they don't divide. Possibly that's why only dividing cells become tumors- glial cells. As divisions oc... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Pcp: You need a ct and/or mr scan talk to yr pcp it neurosurgeon to see if it's anything more than painful skin lesion.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Stiffness: Degeneration is age related wear and tear. Some feel nothing, others stiffness. Cracking can occur. If nerves are pinched pain down an arm with numbne... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
No: Lumbar spinal stenosis can cause pain but rarely paralysis and probably not death. In the neck severe paralysis can occur but not death initially.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Vagal response: Immediate lightheadedness and slow heat beat are vagal responses. Relax.Lie down. Breath deeply. If the skin is broken wash is water and anticeptic. I... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Depends: The respond of Prednisone to brain lesions such as demyelination or CNS lymphoma depends on the underlying diagnosis which dictates if they come back.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
See your PCP: There a few things that could cause this pain including bursitis or facet mediated pain. Talk your pcp. Initial treatment may be nsaids, therapy and a... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
maybe: If there is no underlying cause for the headaches the interference with lifestyle is the biggest problem. Seeing a neurologist may be of help.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Congenital stenosis may not cause any symptoms, may respond it terms of symptom relief to epidural steroids and can only be structurally fixed by surg... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: I suggest nothing but walking for 6-12 weeks then no running or free weights. Strengthen the core. No bending, lifting or twisting. Machines, bicycles... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Scoliosis is a curve to the back. The nerves can be pinched in their holes or alternatively wear and tear can cause bone spurs to push on the nerves.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Kidney stones give severe pain from 'loin to groin'. They can be mistaken for sciatica and vice-versa. Blood in the urine is a giveaway. Sciatica typi... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Talk to a neurologis: The differential diagnosis includes cluster headaches, temporal arteritis and migraine. Talk to your gp initially.
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Maybe: Only if your surgeon thinks its a cause of your pain.
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Epidural ok: If there is a nerve being irritated in the back an epidural can often calm that nerve irritation down. Epidurals are generally ok unless you get more ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Always: It's your health. Be comfortable with your provider. See a pain doc. See a surgeon. See another. Go with whomever you trust. I encourage all patients ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Dont know: Muscles and facet joints can cause localised pain and are the commonest causes. Talk to your pcp.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: After a seizure if there is a lot of muscle contraction weakness and fatigue is common. Talk to your neurologist.
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Ignore: 1. Ask whether you need PT, or an MR 2. Ask what the danger signs to watch for are.
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes: Bacterial meningitis can be treated with antibiotics. Death and neurological complications can occur but treatment with antibiotics can reduce this ri... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Causes: A full neurological examination is done to look for an underlying neurological cause for symptoms. It sounds like your pcp thinks you have a sinus pro... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Not sure why: Donating blood is an outpatient procedure. Placing or revising a shunt is a sterile procedure where nothing else should be simultaneously done to redu... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
PT: If it's functional then exercises with therapy may improve posture. A true structural kyphosis/loss of lordosis is only fixed with surgery.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Liver: Generally narcotics affect the liver rather than kidneys. Nonsteroidal antiinflammatories can cause renal failure.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lali Sekhon
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Numbness: Numbness, tingling, weakness and loss of movement. Outcome depends on the cause and if any treatment is offered.
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Mar 27, 2015
Great doctor. Consistently gives thoughtful, insightful and expert advice.
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Oct 23, 2014
Recently, I had a spinal surgery performed by Dr. Sehkon. Because of my experiences with his practice prior to the surgery, on the day of surgery, during the aftercare and then follow-up, I can honest...Read More
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Dec 16, 2012
He gives you a list of things to be done before surgery, which is the last option. In my case surgery is not needed at this time. Again there is a list of things to be done first, before surgery is ...Read More
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I am a nurse and should know better !! I'm being bounced around from doc to doc. Just looking for some new advice! Thank you
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I really do appreciate your help. I feel much better having via Answer
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your reply, but i'm not really sure if i undrstood u. :&#40;

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sydney
Graduated 1994MD

Medical/Graduate school

University of Sydney, Sydney Medical School
Graduated 1989MD

Residency

Sydney Hospital

Residency

Sydney Hospital

Awards

Patient's Choice, Patient's Choice
Top Doctor in America, Top Doctors in America
Listed, Best Doctors in America

Affiliations

Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons
American College of Surgeons

Publications

Disc Replacement: Postoperative imaging.
Post-traumatic kyphosis: current state of diagnosis and treatment: results of a multinational survey of spine trauma surgeons.
Emerging Repair, regeneration, and translational research advances for spinal cord injury
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