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Dr. Clarence Watridge

Neurosurgery
Memphis, TN
47 years experience male

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Neurosurgery

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74 Answers
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Numerous: The problems caused by a stroke depend on the part of the brain affected by the loss of brain tissue. Speech loss, loss of understanding, visual field... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Concussion: Look up concussion. These seem to be post concussive symptoms. All head injuries vary and depend on the extent of the head injury. Yes is the answer ... Read More
A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Not usually: Alcohol addiction and withdrawal can lead to wernicke's aphasia which is usually characterized by lack of comprehension and fabulations.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Probably: Head trauma that results in loss of consciousness, by definition, is at least a concussion. Most of the time it results in no permanent condition but ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Lumbar spine issues: Lumbar disc problems or stenosis (narrowing of the spinal canal) are very common causes for numbness in one hip and leg. Examination by a neurologist... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
No: It takes much more head shaking than this to cause a brain injury. There is some controversy over the shaking head injury theory even in children.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Loss of brain cells: By definition a stroke is a loss of brain tissue which leads to loss of function of the body in the distribution of the body that brain tissue control... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Agree: Most of us have some of this and it may not be of too much consequence unless the narrowing of the neuroforamina (as mentioned) or spinal canal is bad... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Depends: Cerebral palsy means a physical or brain deficit from a brain injury. Sometimes the intellect is unaffected and limbs are weak and spastic. Some intel... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
No: There is no evidence that a head injury causes a brain tumor.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Considering BPV: Benign positional vertigo is due to an abnormality of the vestibular nerve or apparatus . The history of vertigo or dizziness produced by changes in p... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
No: Heart attacks and strokes more commonly occur in the over 50 age group but heart attack and stroke can occur in the young depending on an underlying c... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Possible artery inju: Neck trauma like whiplash or seat belt injury can cause injuries to the walls of arteries that supply the brain. When this happens clots can form in t... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Questionable: There are numerous forms of malignant brain tumors. No herbal, chiropractic , or other methodologies are helpful. Specific. Tissue diagnosis is crucia... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Unsure: About 20% of patients with one aneurysm have another. Aneurysms less than 7 mm in size are noted to have a low like hood of. Becoming symptomatic.
A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Yes: Masses in the pelvis like fibroids may cause back pain but don't always.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Morning hoarseness: Morning raspy voice and cough are common in smokers. If a smoker, stop smoking. If not see and ear nose & throat specialist.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Symptoms: Resting tremor is a symptom of parkinsonism but tremors occur for other reasons. Tremor is a symptom and parkinsonism is a diagnosis.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
None: Once cruetzfeld jacob disease diagnosed no available therapy cures the disease. It is generally progressive and fatal.
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Depends: One who has a parent with huntington's disease has a 50% chance of getting the disease. If neither parent has huntington's an offspring does not get ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Yes and no: A definite stroke or cerebral infarction is visible on brain MRI right away as changes on the dwi sequence will be seen. A TIA can occur and by defin... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Maybe unrelated: Probably a good idea to have molar evaluated by endodontist or oral surgeon. Neck pain may or may no be related to the molar.
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Not rare: Brain tumors can be associated with pituitary deficiency particularly if radiatin therapy has neen utilized. It seems the more it is checked the more ... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Unsure: Pituitary tumors can be found1. Incidentally - causing no symptoms, 2. Function inning - producing an abnormal amount of a hormone, 3. Low pituitary f... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Neurologists & Neuro: Neurologists and neurosurgeons treat this entity primarily. Medical management is first course but surgical interventios are frequently very helpful ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Vocal cords: Hoarseness is usually due to vocal cords not closing correctly. This can be due to swelling from a virus, vocal nodes (singers), other masses on the v... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Surgery: Pituitary rumors can be cured by surgical removal with a recurrence rate of approximately 20%. Some rumors like prolactin secreting tumors are treated... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Complex answer: The brain is a complex organ that depends on many working parts. The temporal lobe is important in memory while the parietal lobe is important in put... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Not likely: Meningitis symptoms best evaluated by physician as symptoms can progress rapidly and an agent that causes meningitis may require a definitive treatmen... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Nerves in back: The history is suggestive of symptoms of compression of the nerves of the lower spinal canal; however, other conditions can mimic this. A visit to a n... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Bitter taster: Presence of the ptc gene allows one to taste bitter. Go to learn.Genetics.Utah.Edu/content/begin/traits/ptc. To learn more.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Probably doesn't: Several studies have been done to study this with the thought that the magnetic field and radiation of cell phones cold cause brain tumor. So far no d... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Possibly: A condition called post traumatic encephalopathy is getting a lot of attention. This is more likely from repeated episodes of head trauma as opposed t... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Yes: The neck pain could be due to muscle spasm and imbalance. Some young patients can have neck pain from a carotid dissection which can produce neck pain... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Re-evaluation: Most seizure breakthroughs are due to either non-compliance with medication or medication in need of change. A young individual with seizures needs a... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Possibly: Some tumors can cause an abnormal emotional state, poor memory or judgment problems. Not all tumors do this but some tumors can totally change a perso... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Sinus infections: Indicates chronic infection . Common in people with allergies and fungus is a common agent. Advice from ENT could help.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Several things: Post concussive symptoms can include dizziness, headache, poor concentration, irritability, poor performance and visual blurring as well as other non-... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Don't exist: Once a disc herniated it does not return to a normal disc with or without surgery. Fortunately the majority of disc hernia tigons may cause pain fr a ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Yes: In experienced hands pineal region tumors can usually be performed successfully without too high a risk. It is brain surgery so it does come with risk... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Consider pelvic issu: Some people with endometriosis can have irritation of the limbo sacral nerves at the time of menstruation - consider endometriosis.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Medications can: A number of medications can cause breast lactation. Drugs like benzodiazepines are considered. Beast nipple stimulation can also be a cause.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Normally as possible: Patients who have had stroke generally prefer to be treated as they were treated before their stroke as much as possible. Certain physical losses may ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Narrowing of spine: Stenosis means narrowing. Spinal stenosis can be a symptomatic or cause compression of the spinal cord or nerves. If symptoms significant surgical dec... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Depends: If spinal cord compression causes significant symptoms surgical treatment is the best option. For minor symptoms and normal neurologic function a phy... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Sebaceous cyst: A bump in the scalp that is mobile but tender can respond to excision and a common entity is a sebaceous cyst. Of course there are other things like a... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Unpredictable: Some people have an episode of trigeminal neuralgia and never have another. The longer the time between an initial episode and any subsequent one dimi... Read More
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Muscles v disc issue: Holding the neck in a certain position for a while can cause the muscles to be in spasm and pain. Most of us have some disc degeneration over time and... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Yes: Most people with spondylosis are treated successfully with a physical therapy directed exercise program. Surgery can help in some cases. Spondylitis c... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Watridge
47 years experience
Eye care: One of the issues with a facial palsy is incomplete eye closing and lack of good lubrication of the eye and cornea from the lacrimal gland (also suppl... Read More

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Sep 5, 2014
Dr. Watridge is an outstanding neurosurgeon and diagnostician as well as a caring and kind person.
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Watridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Watridge is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thanks a lot doctor your reply to this question was helpful to me, appreciate your service of kindness :)
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Thanks for your quick reply! Now I'm really depressed! Will I always be in pain?! My life is over! I'm 29 yrs old.
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This saved my life. Thank You! Thanks I like picture hehehe ur answer appeara more logical.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Tennessee College of Medicine, TN
Graduated 1975MD

Awards

Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, Tennessee - Winter
2013
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