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Dr. Edison McDaniels

Neurosurgery
NY
male

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Board certified neurosurgeon w/ 6,000+ procedures. Expertise in spinal stenosis & pinched nerves, spinal decompression & fusion surgery, spina bifida & tethered cord release, Chiari, hydrocephalus & VP shunts, craniosynostosis. Meningiomas & gliomas. I write a blog for lay people: surgeonwriter.com

Specialties
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Neurosurgery

Languages spoken

English

Doctor Q&A

80 Answers
73 Agrees
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Yes, definitely: Yes, through hypotension, an uncontrolled drop in blood pressure. This can definitely be a problem in paralyzed patients. It is rarely a problem in broken necks not associated w/ paralysis. Talk to ur doctor, as there are many causes of blackouts. A good internist or family doc can figure it out. And remember, even w/ a broken neck, one can have the mundane problems we all have (heart dz, etc.)
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Interesting quesiton: A broken neck may (it doesn't have to) crush the cord & instantly interfere w/ breathing & cause blood pressure to fall dangerously. Cause of death is asphyxiation and/or hypotension. The higher in the neck the injury is, the more likely damage to the cord will be fatal—though there is more room in the upper cervical spine where the cord sits & so injury to the cord is LESS likely higher up.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edison McDaniels
Specializes in Neurosurgery
Usually not: Most skull fractures will not need surgery & will heal over time (a month or two). Very occasionally, we will have to operate for 1 of several problems that can be assoc w/ them: acute bleeding, in-driven bone, & CSF leak are the 3 most frequent (although most CSF leaks heal w/o surgery too). A skull fracture should be under the care of a doctor of course, but most (not all) heal w/ min problems

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McDaniels is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. McDaniels is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you Dr. McDaniels for your response. I appreciate it so much!!
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Thanks for your quick reply! i feel pain more in right lower back and hip also groin
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Thanks. I also had the umbilical cord strangle me maybe its from that!

Education & Training

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA MEDICAL CENTER, FAIRVIEW
Completed 1996

Affiliations

American Board of Neurological Surgery
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons
American Association of Neurological Surgeons / Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Pediatric Neurological Surgery Section
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