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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It will get better: Most back pain improve on their own without any intervention and it does so for sure in someone as young as you are. You have already improved by your ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes it can: In my spine practice, I rarely use EMG/NCV because they often do not show any abnormalities. They seem to be only helpful if they are positive to conf ... Read More
A 91-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It depends: What medications one needs after a stroke depends on how he got the stroke. He will likely need one or both types of medications. One is blood pressur ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Yes repeat ESI: If you got better with the first epidural steroid injection (ESI), and if you have some pain left over, repeating the ESI is a good idea. If you did n ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
No.: Excedrin and Advil have different pathways for working on pain and it is difficult to say which one works better for chronic headaches. Everyone is di ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
It takes time: By the information you have given us, it looks as though you had either long standing ulnar nerve entrapment or a severe case of one with significant ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Neck pain headache: There is a condition called cervicogenic headaches that arises from neck pain. It is most likely referred pain from the upper cervical facets. The hea ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
We just don't know: Unidentified bright objects are common findings on MRI of Brain especially in the elderly. Medicine simply does not what exactly what this means altho ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Wrong drug: Dexamethasone is simply not a drug we use to treat concussion. It must have been prescribed for something else. However, a short course of it should ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kevin Yoo
Dr. Kevin Yoo answered
28 years experience Neurosurgery
Something else: Epidural injection for L5/S1 problem puts steroid in the very bottom of your spine and it really does not go anywhere else. Therefore, it does not aff ... Read More
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