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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
DCS: Decompression sickness (dcs) is also called the bends. When a diver descends in the water- pressure increases. As the diver ascends there is less pres... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: There are many definitions depending on the context. I assume that this is the one you are asking about: decompression (surgery), a procedure used t... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
Pain Management 27 years experience
See below: Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a structu... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Usually from diving: It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration. Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called cais... Read More
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
DCS: Decompression sickness (dcs) is also called the bends. When a diver descends in the water- pressure increases. As the diver ascends there is less pres... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Usually from diving: It is the body's response to reduction of pressure without equilibration. Usually associated with too rapid ascent from depth, it is also called cais... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Dive carefully: This is a hazard of scuba diving that is extremely dangerous. You must do everything you can to prevent it and should it happen, accept whatever emerg... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Get immediate: Evaluation my an undersea / diving / hyperbaric physician or get seen at your er. You can call the 24 hour dan emergency hotline at (919) 684-9111.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
perhaps 4 weeks: If involved only myelin coverings, about 4 weeks for recovery. If injury to central axon, regrowth at 0.1mm daily. Emg test may help predict recover... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
Neurosurgery 54 years experience
Acronyms: Fortunately i know that lfcn means lateral femoral cutaneous nerve, but try to avoid acronyms if at all possible. Cutting a nerve is drastic & usually... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
Orthopedic Surgery 29 years experience
Varies: The term disc decompression is used to describe a number of spinal interventions. It is most commonly used to describe a type of traction performed o... Read More
A 24-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
Orthopedic Surgery 40 years experience
No: Strong scientific evidence is lacking.

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