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Dr. George Jacobs

Neurosurgery
Cape Coral. FL, FL
65 years experience male

About

Bio

Professor and Chairman Emeritus. Hackensack University Medical Center of the New Jersey Medical a School University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

German, Italian

Doctor Q&A

104 Answers
13 Agrees
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
You need to be exami: When you weigh 450 lbs it may not be possible to get reliable emg/ncv examinations. You need to be examined to determine what could wrong. Anything is... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
See a doctor: No one can tell you what will happen without guessing. You need to see your doctor who may order some tests. If you still have problems after three we... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Not enough informati: There is not enough information to answer your question. The details of your injury are essential. The best advise for you is to discuss this with you... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
No: I assume you are asking about a stereotactic biopsy of a brain lesion. This requires a ct scanner and special equipment which is only possible in a ho... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Any activity: Any activity which stresses your back may cause lumbar sprain. Exercise, stay thin and in good shape. Exercise in a swimming pool is excellent. If so... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Only you can decide: No one can answer this question. If this pain is unusual for you go to the er of the nearest hospital.
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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Depends on the locat: It depends on the location of the defect. Without knowing that only guesses are possible.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Need detail: Your question can not be answered without knowing what is paralyses, how long the problem exists and what caused it. In general physical therapy can h... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It depends: The answer to your question should be directed to your surgeon. If your fusion has healed and you are asymptomatic you can probably resume normal ac... Read More
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Depends: Your headaches may or may not have anything to do with the maxillary sinusitis speak to your doctor. Treatment with antibiotics may eliminate the si... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Yes: Cerebral concussions are brain injuries and if severe enough can have cumulative effects. See a neurologist or neurosurgeon who can recommend testin... Read More
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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Varies: If you had a craniotomy 3 weeks ago and don't feel we'll contact your surgeon. This health care provider is the best person to evaluate your problem.... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Ask your surgeon: At the age of 40 you are dealing with an adult deformity, not adolescent scoliosis. You have to discuss with your surgeon what the aim of the proposed... Read More
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A 62-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Yes: Depending on the localization of the damaged area of the nervous system or the blood vessel involved a stroke can involve eye sight.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It is possible: While Gabapentin is a medication to treat your neuropathy rare complications of abnormal movements have been reported. What you describe may be abnorm... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Information : Discuss your concerns with your doctors. The more information you have the better the understanding of what your surgeon hopes to accomplish. Brain su... Read More
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A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Pain: The symptoms are pain in the distribution of the sciatic nerve which means radiation from your low back down the back of your thigh into your calf and... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Can't answer for you: While cervical disc problems can cause headaches, especially in the back of your head and radiation o pain to shoulder can occur , the specific answer... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Not able to answer: Your question can not be answered. You need to be examined to determine what is wrong. You need to see your primary physician, have tests and perhaps ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
They differ: Loss of lordosis is the loss of a normal curve in the spine. If it causes pain there are many treatments from conservative mgt with exercise and pt to... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It may worsen the sy: Any injury to the head, if severe enough, can worsen the deficits cased by the stroke.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Any surgery can : Any surgery, even minor surgery, can have side effects. Besides the obvious risks of anesthesia, bleeding and infection side effects of brain surgery ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Not usually: Transsphenoidal pituitary surgery without complications should not affect learning. If a complication occurred it is possible.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
You need to be seen: While it is possible to have side effects of a spinal tap last, the time since your examination is long enough to cause some concern. Call your doctor... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Not usually: Diabetes affects nerve function. You may be having retrograde ejaculation which most likely can not be reversed. You need to consult a specialist in u... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Pain center: Patients who need 7 back surgeries usually have residual problems. You need to be evaluated and treated at a pain treatment center. You have a complex... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Serious problem: Spasticity is a serious problem. A baclophen pump can not releave spasticity in your shoulders because shoulder inner action originates too high in th... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Vertigo is a spinnin: Vertigo is a spinning sensation and is usually caused by a problem with the vestibular system.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Electrics brain wave: Seizures are amused by abnormal discharges in the brain. Complex partial seizures require a work up. They may have many causes.
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
no: The damage to the spinal nerves occurred because of a developmental problem. There is no way to reverse this but there are many ways to make this a p... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
You need a physician: Swelling of the muscles may be an indication of muscle spasm. If chiropractic treatment of high frequency have not eliminated the problem you need to ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It should be fine: What you describe may have nothing to do with your syrinx. Unless things change you can safely wait for next week to be examined by your doctor. If yo... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
x-rays: You need to be examined and have x-rays of the painful area and maybe imaging studies. See your primary md and if this is not helpful ask to be referr... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
workup: No one can answer this on line you need to be examined and may need some tests and x-rays. The best doctor to start with is a ENT specialist. As your... Read More
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A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
see a doctor: This cannot be answered online. You need to be examined and the extent if the cut identified. See your doctor or go to an urgent care center.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Many things: Many things can be responsible for this. You need to be examined by a physician who will determine if you need a neurologist , an ENT specialist or t... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Water is the best: You need liquids .Clear liquids are best.
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Not certain: The exact cause of pseudo tumor is not known. It is often found in obese young women but losing weight may not reverse the process. It is now believed... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Need a workup: Prolonged pain as you describe requires an investigation and a medical consultation, not an internet diagnosis. You need x rays and possibly imaging s... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It depends: In general if any activity causes pain it should be avoided. If it does not hurt continue to be active. Sexual activity is personal. You can find a p... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It depends: If you have no unusual pain when you exercise as you describe there is no reason to worry if you continue.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Can't answer: You have to provide more details. Specifically when, how, what tests were done and does a specialist care for you. No one can answer the question you ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Can not answer: Severe back pain with straining can occur with herniated discs. Only our doctor can answer your question which can only be answered with a guess witho... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Pain radiates: Pain between the shoulder blades often radiates from the cervical spine because the nerve supplying the pain stimulus can not tell the difference wher... Read More
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A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
No: Alzheimer's is a disease of brain cell degeneration. Deep brain stimulation can not replace dead brain cells.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
It depends: Ct is better in the identification of bony anatomy then mris. Depending on the indications for a spinal fusion the ct scan can be an important adjunct... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Yes: The usual nerves involved at that level is the l 5 nerve root. It controls elevation of the foot muscles and sensation to the outside of the foot incl... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Yes: Chest complaints of discomfort need to be evaluated. See you doctor quickly.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Consult a pediatric : Mild spinal curvature may not mean anything but without examining the x-rays it is a guess. Your best option is to consult a spinal surgeon or pediatr... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Jacobs
65 years experience
Definition: The classical definition of a cerebral concussion is that of a brain injury causing a transient loss of consciousness with complete recovery. It is us... Read More
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Testimonials
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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
HealthTap member
Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Jacobs is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! Thank you for your response, I will be seeing my neurologist in a few days and she will hopefully be able to give me more information.
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Thanks y'all. Yes I'm diabetic. Controlled,too. I've seen a podiatrist and neurologist. They only keep upping the Neurontin. Don't help.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! I too have this and im constant pain.going to make an appointmentWsurg

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

State University of New York upstate Medical University, NY
Graduated 1958MD

Awards

HealthTap Founding Doctor

Affiliations

Fellow American College of Surgeons
Fellow Scoliosis Research Society
Fellow Cervical Spine Research Society
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