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exercises to strengthen the neck help reduce chronic pain after cervical spinal fusion

A 68-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
50 years experience Rheumatology
Aerobic excercise.: make sure you sleep well, even if you need a polysomnogram. aerobic exercixe ,meds such as svella, cymbalta,avenlafaxane, lyrica, (pregabalin) neuront ... Read More

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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Patient's option: You do not have to remove the hardware. Doing so is a second operation, that does not need to be done.
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Usually not unless : The hardware or instrumentation poses or is causing an issue such as displacement or loosening which would be rare with a fusion achieved.
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
No: There is no reason to remove the hardware.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Vaught
27 years experience Neurosurgery
Common procedure: An anterior cervical discectomy and fusion with instrumentation is a common procedure to address cervical disc herniations, degenerative spondylosis a ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gleiber
23 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
I'm : I'm sorry to hear you are having these symptoms. After a multi-level laminectomy it is possible that you have developed spinal instability in the lumb ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Gabor
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Very specific: Symptoms are directly related to which nerves or anatomic regions of the spinal cord are being compressed
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ramon Garcia-septien
44 years experience Family Medicine
It is possible: For the diagnosis of r a some special blood test must be done.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Zachariah George
14 years experience Neurosurgery
Depends: This depends on how recent the surgery was and how bad it is and if it got better after initial surgery. If it is recent then you should have been giv ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Fields
60 years experience Family Medicine
Pain : See the doctor as you need a definitive diagnosis. Good Luck
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
It may be related: Especially if the headache is positional -worse when up and about and better when lying down suggesting there may be a leak of spinal fluid from a dur ... Read More
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