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Dr. Stuart Rice

Neurosurgery
Rapid City, SD
34 years experience male

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Originally from Minnesota, I enjoy outdoor sports, reading, and being run ragged by two dogs .

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Neurosurgery

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English

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A 39-year-old member asked:
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Temporary effect: Spinal cord injury affects not only the main nervous system but the autonomic nervous system. Example of the autonomic nervous system is sweating or s... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
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Depends: The specific treating doctor would be in the best position to answer this, but not infrequently the kidneys will shut down because of a temporary lack... Read More
A 40-year-old male asked:
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No: You may also need to consider a tapering dose of steroids. (anti-inflmmatories, not the type that are famous with elite athletes). Your doctor could p... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
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Yes: Given your age and the fact that you have improved to that extent full recovery is quite likely. The one caveat would be that the c6-c7 disc is the lo... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
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Depends on Level: Cervical (quadriplegia) results in the partial or complete loss of arm and leg function as well as the loss of bowel and bladder control and sexual fu... Read More
A female asked:
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Doubtful: Assuming the mass is from an accident it is most likely a combination of a hematoma (bleeding that has now stopped) and swelling. The greater and less... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Easily: Your spinal cord actually ends between the 1st and 2nd lumbar vertebrae. In other words, slightly below the belly button. The spinal cord since most o... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
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Several Thoughts: A blood clot usually results in a calf that is tender to palpation (grabbing and pinching the muscle). A radiculopathy is a pinched nerved in the back... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
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Anticonvulsants: Your physician is being appropriately cautious. Unless you by chance develop seizures it is unlikely that you will need these medications long term, ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
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Large Majority: Unless the injury is is in the high cervical region (below the skull or the first 2-3 vertebrae people usually survive, the greatest initial challeng... Read More
A 51-year-old male asked:
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Very common: Laminectomies require a good deal of dissection which results in post-ooperative pain and some bleeding. The bruising you're experiencing is the resul... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
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To early to tell: Stem cells are cells that can differentiate into specific cells. (become the cells we want). There is obvious interest in this because in sci neurons... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Rice is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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I really hope you are correct, Dr!

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
Graduated 1987MD
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