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Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer

Neurosurgery
Newark, NJ
38 years experience male

Locations

Office

Fort Pierce, FL

Address

590 Newark Ave, Frist Blvd, Fort Pierce, FL, United States
Directions

My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
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About

Bio

Grew up as first physician in family of parents that immigrated from Germany prior to WWII. Trained at Los Angeles County Hospital, Neurosurgery, third largest hospital in world, largest in US. Board certified. Practice now x 23 years.

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Licenses

United States: California, Florida, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Washington

Languages spoken

English, German

Doctor Q&A

119 Answers
64 Agrees
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Leg pain and sciatica are synonymoud.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Treatment guidance. : White matter shearing injury which manifests as high signal changes. In concussion the nerve structures in the deep brain structure are stretched and ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Varies: Immediate or a few days. Signs: any loss of consciousness with a normal head ct. Symptoms: irritability, memory loss , double vision, headaches, nau... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Keep functional disc: Term used for minimal disruption of normal anatomy to remove disc herniation.
A 75-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Residual lat. recess: Spine surgeon follow up. May need MRI to look at the lareral recesses of the spinal canal where a nerve may still be pinched.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Very: Very high on the list of causes of death in young and teenage women. Rate in males is rising.
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
cervical disc hern: Sometimes cervical disc herniations can refer pain to head and neck. Weight of helmet would put axial load on disc making it worse.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Strengthen: Strengthen your core: pilates, yoga, crunches, sit-ups.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Surgery: Remove lesion using minimally invasive spine surgery. Start with pt/ core conditioning, possible selective nerve injections. Mri necessary.
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Medications?: Medications? Recurrence rate? Genetics? How quickly can i expect treatment to work?
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Liver: Your liver could have a metastasis. See your surgeon for workup.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Elevated table: Try to keep your chin up and head back maintaining your normal cervical curvature. An ergonomic angled and elevated reading table would be helpful.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes if persistent. Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Foloows: Keep your reverse c curve if your neck. Cervical pillows can be purchased.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Triangke: Triangle on both sides. I suggest putting you spine in all degrees of rotation: downward dog, reverse downward dog, both side triangles , and standin... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Thor disc herniation: This could represent intracoastal neuralgia or a pain that runs along the nerves of the rib cage and an injection might cure it. Also may have thor... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Block: Could have referred pain from this condition. A injection directed by imaging could both diagnose and treat this.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
ER Visit: Although you are very young for a heart attack, any persistent chest pain must be taken seriously and heart attack must be ruled out. Er visit appropr... Read More
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Stroke: It is an area of dead tissue in brain that is caused by lack of blood and oxygen. Can cause neuogocak deficits, memory loss, cognitive deficits, coma ... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Normal: It's normal to push out some residual semen when urinating. This is due to the fact that there is still some residual semen in the urethra, or tube t... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Varies: You should be free of leg pain immediately. Back pain can linger for a few days. Totally normal within 6 weeks. I tell my patients to avoid axial loa... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Big tooic: Stroke is when a portion of the brain dies from lack of blood flow, oxygen and nutrients. It can manifest in symptoms such as paralysis, loss of spe... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
48h: Viral meningitides take 48h max. Most are bacterial and much less contagious. If you're worried - go to er and get spinal tap- a safe relatively pai... Read More
A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Skull base tumor: Benign tumors of skull base and coverings of brain called meningiomas can alter sense of smell and can cause spinal fluid leakage through nose. Mri e... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Disc: Sounds like high cervical disc herniation such as c34. Try physical therapy and 7 lbs cervical traction twice a day. Epidural steroids could help. If... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Raccoons sign: Black eyes or "raccoons sign". Also can have spinal fluid leaking out if ears and nose.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Days: Typically a few days but can be months (called post concussion syndrome).
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Unlikely: Unlikely. Usually occurs during active use.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Varies: Weight loss, avoiding heavy utility belts. Occasionally decompression of nerve needs to be performed.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes. Other causes - lumbar facet syndrome, masses in pelvis or abdomen.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Scarring: Scar tissue around nerves and brain which can cause extremity pain, back pain, cognitive deficits and seizures.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes. Scoliosis loads the facet joints in an abnormal way and even cause them to enlarge due to force the curve puts on them.
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Lots possibilities. : The list is long from spinal stenosis to normal pressure hydrocephalus. Start with an MRI if the brain with and without contrast.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Ischemia: Sound like othostatic hypotension. Associated with overdosage of BP meds or wrong BP meds. See your internist.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
See nelow: Physical therapy, epidural steroid injection and if all else fails, microdoscectomy.
A female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Herniated disc.: could be high lumbar or low thoracic disc herniation of arthritis called spondylosis. see primary care who will start you on NSAIDs (motrin) and ph... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
NO WORRIES: EXTERNAL TUMORS ARE VERY RARELY INVOLVING THE BRAIN. YOU SHOULD HAVE AN EXCELLENT AND THE PATHOLOGY IS TYPICALLY BENIGN.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Many treatments: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Many: Muscle strain, facet disease, arthritis, herniated discs. Any pain can cause insomnia.
A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Unclear question: Now or is that what surgeon found?Normally see if someone has had previous surgery or injury.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Yes also, be mindful that there is a serious condition called post partem depression that occurs after the baby is born. Could need antipressant ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Danger: you have classic signs of depression and for now, would talk with friends and confidants until you can get to a health care professional to start you ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Pretty good. : If the surgery was recent, you want to take naprosyn (naproxen) 375. Mg twice a day for 2 weeks to prevent calcification of the implants whereby they... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Plan a plan b: When plan a doesnt work, you should make Plan B plan a. Get an MRI and see a neurosurgeon.
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Cervical disc hernia: Cervical disc herniation brachial plexus problem (bundle of nerves in arm) i would start with a cervical mri.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Yes: Co2 buildup after sleep can increase nerve swelling.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Pinched nerve: Sciatica is a general term for a pinched nerve in the lumbar spine manifesti g ad djooting leg pain. Treatments on include physical therapy, epidural ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Disc: Low cervical disc herniation can cause this. Also bravcial plexus is under the arm- it is a bundle of nerves- so stretching or pressure on it can give... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Oppenheimer
Neurosurgery 38 years experience
Mispelled: Spelled sciatic. Pinched nerve in back from spur or disc herniation.

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Sep 16, 2013
Thank you for bringing your knowledge and experience to helping us all with complex issues!
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Oppenheimer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Oppenheimer is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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This was very helpful. Thanks! Thank you. seeing your comment GO TO ER made me nervous but will sched an appointment to see the Doctor at the hospital soon to have this checked. Have a nice day :)
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! It was done by the best in the area. Thank you for the quick and informative reply. This app is hands down a blessing to say the least. :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! So something like Pilates? That has a lot of core strengthening. Would this cause the tingling feet during a shower?

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Georgetown University School of Medicine, DC
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

USC-LAC

Residency

Jeffrey Oppenheimer

Awards

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery
Top Doctor, Third Place, Newark, NJ - Winter
2013

Affiliations

American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Society for Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
Florida Medical Association
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