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Dr. Suhas Pai

Neurosurgery
Gastonia, NC

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Neurosurgery

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Yes: Having a shunt should not change your ability to tolerate changes in G forces.
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Can be a symptom: Clumsiness could be a symptom of a neurological disorder. If a person has a medical condition which is causing damage to the cerebellum, the part of t... Read More
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Yes: It should be safe as long as you have no history of a reaction to PeptoBismol and no history of chronic GI illness. Always follow the dosing direction... Read More
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It varies : The recovery time is a function of what caused the palsy, which cranial nerves were affected, what treatment was required and how long and severe the ... Read More
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Salicylates: Peptobismol contains salicylate, which is a NSAID. It is different in some ways from other common NSAIDs but if you have a history of an allergy to As... Read More
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Yes: There is some research that shows that milk thistle can slow activity of certain enzymes in the liver that help the body to metabolize drugs. If the e... Read More
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Migraine: Neck pain, headaches, nausea/vomiting, blurred vision can all be associated with a migraine headache. Rest, avoidance of noise and bright lights and u... Read More
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Variable: The term 'spinal fusion' can refer to many different procedures. There are many differences depending on which area of the spine is being fused and wh... Read More
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Depends on symptoms: You are describing a radiographic finding. Many times, people have disc bulges and no symptoms, in which case nothing needs to be done. If you are hav... Read More
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Consult with doctor: You have the right to decline medication if you don't want to take medicine. Your doctor must have a reason for recommending medication therapy. Perha... Read More
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Depends on symptoms: If your left arm symptoms are worsening (i.e. you have them more often, or they are lasting longer when they occur), it could be something new. If the... Read More
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Consult a eye doctor: You may have a palsy of one of the cranial nerves causing dysconjugation of gaze. A formal eye exam will be able to rule out a nerve injury as a cause... Read More
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Exam and history: It is hard to make a diagnosis on symptoms alone. If you have experienced a trauma to the head and have symptoms like headache, nausea, dizziness, mem... Read More
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DBS: Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is used in extreme cases to treat dystonia. The surgery involves implanting electrodes into a region of the brain, the gl... Read More
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When you feel ready.: There is no specific amount of time to wait before engaging in sex after a spinal fusion. I advise my patients to wait until they feel comfortable doi... Read More
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Rest, NSAIDs: Pain from whiplash is generally due to tension and strain of the muscles in the neck. This type of pain can be relieved with rest which gives time for... Read More
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Possibly: You may be having pain from gallstones. If the epigastric pain is on the right where the gallbladder is located, this could be related to gallstones. ... Read More
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Radiculopathy: It is possible that the pain could represent irritation to a nerve root in the spine causing radiating pain to the breast. If the pain is accompanied ... Read More
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Yes: By definition, paralysis refers to a loss of motor function. Sensory function is generally preserved. It is possible to suffer an injury that causes b... Read More
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Change in alignment: Spondylolisthesis is a term used to describe a slip of one vertebrae in relation an adjacent vertebrae. The condition can be congenital (you are born ... Read More
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Failure to fuse: The goal of fusion surgery is to cause bones of the spine to grow together. If a fusion is successful, then two or possibly more bones joined as one. ... Read More
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Deformity: Brachycephaly refers to a flattening of the skull. This can be positional in nature, meaning it is due to a baby being placed in one position often en... Read More
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Yes: A shunt can be placed into a cyst cavity to drain the cyst by diverting fluid out of the cyst and into another space in the body like the peritoneum (... Read More
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Congenital defect: Dandy Walker is a congenital abnormality affecting the development of a part of the brain called the cerebellum. Patients affected with this condition... Read More
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Variable: The estimated risk of contracting HIV from a single needlestick is roughly 1/300. The risk of Hep C is around 1-2%. The risk of Hep B is higher. Some ... Read More
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Seek a therapist: Perhaps you are having difficulty expressing your thoughts and feelings to your family or friends. You may benefit from consulting with a psychologist... Read More
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Cannot be done: Once the epiphyseal plates in a person's bones have fused, the bones cannot grow longer, so additional height cannot be gained. These plates generally... Read More
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Follow MD's advice: If your doctor prescribed the medications to be taken as you indicated, it should be okay. If you have questions, consult with your prescribing physic... Read More
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Yes: You should always consult with a physician before taking new medications, but for most people, fish oil and vitamin C are safe supplements to use. It ... Read More
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CT scan: Usually, if a patient is not having any unusual symptoms, the shunt check up will simply involve a physical exam, history taking, and possibly a CAT s... Read More
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Consult a neurosurgn: If you are having headaches or more importantly, changes in your vision, you need to see a neurosurgeon to have your shunt checked. Pseudotumor can be... Read More
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Testing: It's rare for people to develop a degenerative disease of the brain at such a young age. Some degenerative brain disorders are genetic. You could have... Read More
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ENT: This could represent a CSF leak, in which case a ENT and neurosurgeon may need to work together to treat the problem. It is also possible that the dra... Read More
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Same thing: Cranioschisis is simply a type of neural tube defect. Cranioschisis refers to when the cranial end of the neural tube does not close and the skull and... Read More
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Pathology and tx: Keratosis is a condition caused by keratin buildup in the ear canal and a cholesteatoma is squamous tissue building up in the wall of the canal. Kerat... Read More
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Complications: A person can experience complications after a surgery of any kind. The most common complications after a laminectomy include infection, CSF leak, nerv... Read More
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Probably: The pain is probably related to strain of the muscles and will likely improve with some rest and time. You can safely use NSAIDs for the pain as long ... Read More
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Sciatica: It is possible that your symptoms are from nerve root compression or compression of the sciatic nerve.
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Yes: Baclofen is useful as an agent to treat spasm or increased tone. The medication can be used in oral form and in cases of extreme spasticity, it is adm... Read More
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Variable: The most common signs are neurological deficits like loss of motor function including loss of strength or loos of balance and coordination or loss of ... Read More
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?: What advice are you looking for? If you have recovered from the surgery fully and been released by your surgeon, you should be able to resume all acti... Read More
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Malignant htn: Extreme elevations in blood pressure can cause headaches and edema of the optic nerves. Tumors of the brain can also symptoms similar to pseudotumor.

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Dr. Pai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pai is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thanks for your quick reply! I do have GERD. It's too late to call the pharm. will it be ok?
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Awards

Top Doctor, First Place, Charlotte Region - Summer
2014
Top Neurosurgeon , First Place, North Carolina - Summer
2014
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