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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
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 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
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
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Specific?: There are a lot of decompression surgeries for different parts of the body. Can you list out your medical history in (pmh section) and previous treat ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
47 years experience in Rheumatology
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
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alexandre De Moura
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgical: If you have spinal stenosis that require surgery, then a laminectomy is usually the type of surgery that would resolve the tightness. If you have a ro ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience in Neurosurgery
Laminectomy: This is the surgical removal of the spinous process and lamina of the spine along with the ligamentum flavum. Usually done to treat spinal stenosis b ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
17 years experience in General Practice
Consult your surgeon: Consult your surgeon. Wishing you the best.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Glickman
18 years experience in Neurosurgery
Surgery: Generally speaking, spinal cord compression requires surgical decompression. While there are different etiologies leading to compression (i.e. Disc h ... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: This surgery, like any surgery, has indications that must be evaluated in terms of each patient with respect to benefits v risks involved. This is ba ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: The traction machine advertised to "decompress" the spine pulls on it. The disk bulge may temporarily reduce in size during the treatment (pulling the ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Weston
30 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Deprends: On ttype of fusion what approach anterior alif or plif or xilf allograft autograft bmp how many levels your diagnosis definition of recovery 6months ... Read More
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Slosar
32 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If you mean getting into a machine and getting pulled into traction there is no good scientific data that supports this. It can be very expensive and ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Will Moorehead
51 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Joining bone togethe: A spinal fusion is a procedure used to join two spinal motion units together. It is designed to stop all motion of the motion segment. It may be perfo ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hooman Melamed
21 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Yes: Microdiscectomy which is removal of the herniated disc is a very rewarding procedure typically w/ excellent results on a patient who has failed conser ... Read More
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A 84-year-old female asked:
Dr. Blake Miller
12 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Decompression: The disc in between the vertebrae have the consistency of a jelly donut. The contents can herniate through the outer border and compress the nerves of ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Depends on reason: This depends on the reason for this type of surgery, the number of levels involved. , whether this is a repeat surgery, the health and age of the pat ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Bolesta
39 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
No: Strong scientific evidence is lacking.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. William Gaya
28 years experience in Neurology
Decompression: Non surgical lumbar decompression is a form of traction therapy. In the lumbar area this is accomplished by pulling a pelvic harness in opposite dire ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loren Lewis
33 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Not always: Usually, unless there is a need for urgent surgical intervention, a trial of conservative therapy is attempted. This may consist of combinations of ph ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience in Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Surgery: Spinal stenosis is when the spinal canal is too narrow for the nerve elements. This can be a congenital or acquired in origin. When surgery is indi ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Complex: It is a little complex to fully discuss in such a forum; but a for amounting would be appropriate if you are just having symptoms of foraminal stenosi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Wolfson
21 years experience in clinical Psychology
Lots of variables: Most doctors wait about four weeks before starting physical therapy after an acdf. Depending on the level of the surger, yphysical therapy activities ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
C4/5 surgery risks: Compressed right ventral cord @ C4/5 due to disc protrusion. Spinal column 9mm. Severe bilateral foraminal stenosis. Pain. Risks to forgoing surgery? ... Read More

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